Positions

Overview

  • Dr. McMullan has been a CRNA for over 30 years. She has clinical experience in all forms of anesthesia with a focus on pediatric and cardiovascular anesthesia. Her teaching experience includes basic and advanced principles of nurse anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, and high-fidelity simulation. Her research focuses on patient safety in nurse anesthesia.
    She has received the AANA Foundation Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Fellowship and General Grants for her work on nurse anesthesia and patient safety.
    She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Certification & Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Patient and Provider Satisfaction With Telehealth Preanesthesia Examinations.Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing2022
    2022 The Psychometric Analysis of the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Workload Perception Scale: Final PhaseJournal of Nursing Measurement.  30:331-344. 2022
    2022 Concept analysis of longitudinal assessment for professional continued certification 2022
    2022 Improving Obstuctive Sleep Apnea Care in the Postanesthesia Care UnitJournal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.  37:40-43. 2022
    2021 Doctor of Nursing Practice Team Project Synthesis FormNursing Education Perspectives.  42:E70-E71. 2021
    2021 Longitudinal assessment: A strategy to improve continuing professional certificationJournal of Professional Nursing.  37:1140-1148. 2021
    2021 Mentoring Team Projects for the Doctor of Nursing Practice: Considerations for Nurse Anesthesia FacultyAANA Journal.  89:435-442. 2021
    2021 Development of the University Postoperative Obstructive Sleep Apnea Protocol (UPOP)Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.  36:219-223. 2021
    2020 A Practical Approach to Acute Postoperative Pain Management in Chronic Pain PatientsJournal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.  35:564-573. 2020
    2020 Introduction of evolving roles of Japanese perianesthesia nursesJournal of Anesthesia.  34:719-722. 2020
    2020 Comparison of Video-Facilitated Reflective Practice and Faculty-Led DebriefingsClinical Simulation in Nursing.  42:1-7. 2020
    2019 Barriers to Reentry Into Nurse Anesthesia Practice Following Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Concept AnalysisWorkplace Health and Safety.  67:189-199. 2019
    2019 Development of an instrument to measure CRNA workload. 2019
    2018 A Review of Measuring the Cognitive Workload of Electronic Health Records 2018
    2018 Use of a novel memory aid to educate perioperative team members on proper patient positioning techniqueAORN Journal.  107:325-332. 2018
    2017 Preoperative Anxiety Reduction for the Pediatric Patient 2017
    2017 Certified registered nurse anesthetist perceptions of factors impacting patient safetyNursing Administration Quarterly.  41:56-69. 2017
    2016 Gastroschisis: A new concern for the anesthesia provider 2016
    2014 Tablet-based Interactive Distraction (TBID) vs oral midazolam to minimize perioperative anxiety in pediatric patients: A noninferiority randomized trial 2014

    Research Overview

  • Patient Safety, Education, Simulation
  • Teaching Overview

  • Developed Nurse Anesthesia BSN-DNP curriculum; simulation education for students and faculty; developed team approach to NA DNP Projects. Mentorship for new NA faculty.
  • Teaching Activities

  • NA618L - Focus Adv Nur Prac Specializat (Spring Term 2017)
  • NA621 - Anesthesia Pharmacology II (Spring Term 2015)
  • NA640 - Principles of Anesthesia (Spring Term 2015)
  • NA640 - Principles of Anesthesia (Spring Term 2017)
  • NA650 - Regional Anesthesia (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA660 - Obstetrical Anesthesia (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA660 - Obstetrical Anesthesia (Summer Term 2017)
  • NA661 - Anesthesia for Extremes of Age (Fall Term 2015)
  • NA661 - Anesthesia for Extremes of Age (Fall Term 2016)
  • NA661 - Anesthesia for Extremes of Age (Fall Term 2017)
  • NA670 - Anesthesia Pathophysiology I (Spring Term 2015)
  • NA671 - Anesthesia Pathophysiology II (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA672 - Clinical Practicum I (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA672 - Clinical Practicum I (Summer Term 2016)
  • NA672 - Clinical Practicum I (Summer Term 2017)
  • NA673 - Clinical Practicum II (Fall Term 2015)
  • NA673 - Clinical Practicum II (Fall Term 2017)
  • NA674 - Clinical Practicum III (Spring Term 2015)
  • NA674 - Clinical Practicum III (Spring Term 2016)
  • NA674 - Clinical Practicum III (Spring Term 2017)
  • NA674 - Clinical Practicum III (Spring Term 2018)
  • NA675 - Clinical Practicum IV (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA675 - Clinical Practicum IV (Summer Term 2016)
  • NA675 - Clinical Practicum IV (Summer Term 2017)
  • NA675 - Clinical Practicum IV (Summer Term 2018)
  • NA676 - Clinical Practicum V (Fall Term 2015)
  • NA676 - Clinical Practicum V (Fall Term 2016)
  • NA676 - Clinical Practicum V (Fall Term 2017)
  • NA676 - Clinical Practicum V (Fall Term 2018)
  • NA678 - Advanced Electrocardiography (Spring Term 2015)
  • NA680 - Anesthesia/Surg Specialties (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA680 - Anesthesia/Surg Specialties (Summer Term 2016)
  • NA680 - Anesthesia/Surg Specialties (Summer Term 2017)
  • NA695 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2015)
  • NA695 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2016)
  • NA695 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2017)
  • NA695 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2018)
  • NA696 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA696 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2016)
  • NA696 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2017)
  • NA696 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2018)
  • NA697 - Special Topics (Fall Term 2015)
  • NA697 - Special Topics (Fall Term 2016)
  • NA697 - Special Topics (Fall Term 2017)
  • NA697 - Special Topics (Fall Term 2018)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Fall Term 2015)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Spring Term 2015)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Spring Term 2015)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Spring Term 2015)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Spring Term 2016)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Spring Term 2017)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA698 - Graduate Project (Summer Term 2015)
  • NA702 - Anatomy Physiology Nurs Anesth (Fall Term 2020)
  • NA708L - Anesthesia Practicum I (Summer Term 2018)
  • NA708L - Anesthesia Practicum I (Summer Term 2019)
  • NA708L - Anesthesia Practicum I (Summer Term 2020)
  • NA709L - Anesthesia Practicum II (Fall Term 2018)
  • NA709L - Anesthesia Practicum II (Fall Term 2019)
  • NA710L - Anesthesia Practicum III (Spring Term 2019)
  • NA710L - Anesthesia Practicum III (Spring Term 2020)
  • NA711L - Anesth Specialty Immersion I (Summer Term 2019)
  • NA711L - Anesth Specialty Immersion I (Summer Term 2020)
  • NA712L - Anesth Specialty Immersion II (Fall Term 2019)
  • NA713L - Anesth Specialty Immersion III (Spring Term 2020)
  • NA718L - Focus Adv Nur Prac Spec (Spring Term 2019)
  • NA718L - Focus Adv Nur Prac Spec (Spring Term 2020)
  • NA720 - Anesthesia Pharmacology I (Summer Term 2021)
  • NA721 - Anesthesia Pharmacology II (Spring Term 2020)
  • NA733 - Informatics Nurse Anesthetists (Summer Term 2019)
  • NA733 - Informatics Nurse Anesthetists (Summer Term 2020)
  • NA733 - Informatics Nurse Anesthetists (Summer Term 2022)
  • NA740 - Anesthesia Principles I (Spring Term 2018)
  • NA740 - Anesthesia Principles I (Spring Term 2020)
  • NA740 - Anesthesia Principles I (Spring Term 2021)
  • NA741 - Anesthesia Principles II (Summer Term 2020)
  • NA742 - Anesthesia Principles III (Fall Term 2018)
  • NA742 - Anesthesia Principles III (Fall Term 2019)
  • NA742 - Anesthesia Principles III (Fall Term 2020)
  • NA742 - Anesthesia Principles III (Fall Term 2021)
  • NA742 - Anesthesia Principles III (Fall Term 2022)
  • NA745 - Professional Aspects (Fall Term 2018)
  • NA745 - Professional Aspects (Fall Term 2019)
  • NA745 - Professional Aspects (Fall Term 2020)
  • NA770 - Anesthesia Pathophysiology I (Spring Term 2020)
  • NA795 - Critical Concepts I (Summer Term 2019)
  • NA795 - Critical Concepts I (Summer Term 2020)
  • NA795 - Critical Concepts I (Summer Term 2021)
  • NA796 - Critical Concepts II (Fall Term 2019)
  • NA796 - Critical Concepts II (Fall Term 2020)
  • NA797 - Critical Concepts III (Spring Term 2020)
  • NA797 - Critical Concepts III (Spring Term 2021)
  • NA797 - Critical Concepts III (Spring Term 2022)
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2017)
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation (Spring Term 2016)
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation (Summer Term 2016)
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2016)
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2017)
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2018)
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2017)
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2018)
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Summer Term 2017)
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Summer Term 2018)
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2016)
  • NUR691 - Indep Study Clinical Nursing (Summer Term 2016)
  • NUR738L - Scholarly Project Development (Spring Term 2019)
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Spring Term 2019)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2018)
  • Full Name

  • Susan McMullan