Lois Stewart, PhD, CRNA
Assistant Director DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program
Assistant Professor

(317) 955-6180
Evans Center, room #309

Instructional Experience

Lois Stewart Ms. Stewart has a long history of educational instruction as both a registered nurse and a nurse anesthetist.  Prior to Marian University, she was in the part-time employ of Virginia Commonwealth University's nurse anesthesia department.  Her endeavors within that program included: clinical site coordinator at three separate facilities, adjunct clinical faculty, didactic and lab/simulation instruction, co-coordinator of the Abingdon, VA distance campus, developer and didactic curriculum coordinator for the new Roanoke, VA distance campus, project manager for a HRSA grant for VCU to explore interprofessional education initiatives, and an adjunct faculty appointment.  Didactic instruction included content in pharmacology, physiology, physical assessment, pathophysiology, neurological assessment, in addition to, multiple clinical anesthesia topics, laboratory assessments, skills labs and simulation instruction.     

Professional Experience

Ms. Stewart is active in her state professional associations, and has a ten-year history of presentations on various subjects in nurse anesthesia.  She also served on the Education and Program Committee in the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Ms. Stewart is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Indiana State Nurses Association, the Indiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and the Omega chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.  She is practicing anesthesia in the Indianapolis area in one of the clinical affiliate hospitals for the Marian University DNP Nurse Anesthesia program. 

Areas of Interest Expertise

Special areas of anesthesia and research that Ms. Stewart has interest in include: critical resources for nurse anesthesia education programs, pain physiology, multimodal pain regimens, ketamine pharmacology, prediction of perioperative cardiac events via 4th generation troponin measurement, treatment of pain in premature neonates, and interprofessional education.  In her spare time, Ms. Stewart enjoys hiking, flower gardening, road biking and exercising her whippets, Blue and Indy.

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