Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Susan Emery, Ph.D., CRNA, is a clinical associate professor and director of the Nurse Anesthesia program at the Connell School of Nursing. Dr. Emery joined the Boston College faculty in the fall of 2002. She is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and received her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Nursing and her Ph.D. from the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. A practicing CRNA since 1986, she developed and now directs the nurse anesthesia program at Boston College in collaboration with Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts. The program received initial accreditation in 2002 and a full 10-year accreditation in 2006.
Dr. Emery teaches chemistry and physics of nurse anesthesia practice, endocrine and renal physiology for nurse anesthetists, and pharmacology of anesthetic agents. Her other interests include anesthesia for the geriatric patient, cognitive dysfunction following anesthesia, and emergency preparedness. Dr. Emery is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and Sigma Theta Tau.