Monica Jenschke

Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Nurse Anesthesia
Annie Richardson Bass Building 3105

m.jenschke@tcu.edu | 817-257-6755

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Education

PhD, Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
MHS, Nurse Anesthesia, Texas Wesleyan University
BSN, Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Courses Taught

Translational Research
Advanced Pathophysiology and Clinical Management
Clinical Practicum
Advanced Project

Areas of Focus

The effect of aging on postoperative pain, use of multimodal analgesia/anesthesia techniques, NMDA antagonists in reducing opioid tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia, perioperative fluid management, pharmacology, interprofessional education, and fostering health and wellness in nurse anesthesia.
PhD dissertation: Aging confers an increase in sensitivity and sensitization to pain and results in shifts of spinal NR1 receptor expression.