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Recommended Reading

  • Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists:
  • American Association of Nurse
  • Watchful Care: A History of America’s Nurse Anesthetists by Marianne Bankert
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The EQ Edge:  Emotional Intelligence and Your Success by Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book
  • Emotional Intelligence in Health and Social Care: A Guide for Improving Human Relationships by John Hurley and Paul Linsley
  • Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care by Martin Makary
  • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel
  • From Silence to Voice, What Nurses Must Know and Communicate to the Public by Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon


Human Patient Simulator

In any level of patient care, hands-on experience is always considered the best teacher. The School of Nurse Anesthesia believes in this as well. New at the School of Nurse Anesthesia is the Human Patient Simulator (HPS), a computer-model-driven, full-size mannequin that gives students experience in true-to-life scenarios that can be tailored to the specific goal of the instructor. The HPS blinks, speaks, breathes, has a heartbeat and a pulse, and will accurately respond to procedures performed on humans, such as CPR, intravenous medication, intubation, ventilation, and catheterization. Add to this an array of programmed systems, and you have an environment in which students can practice until patient care is second nature.

With only a few hundred of these being used in medical schools and nursing programs around the country, this truly sets the School of Nurse Anesthesia at TCU apart. With trained, clinically experienced faculty, a student who graduates from the School of Nurse Anesthesia will be prepared for their chosen career path.


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