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The Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.)

The Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.)

Ann Miller, DNP, CRNA

Assistant Professor - Nursing
Office: Marieb Hall 316

Ann B. Miller is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and teaches in the Nurse Anesthesia Program and baccalaureate degree level.   She originally received her bachelors of Nursing at Rhode Island College and obtained her Master’s of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from University of New England in 2000.  In January 2012, Dr. Miller received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Northeastern University.

In addition to her nursing background, Dr. Miller started her career with an A.S. in Paralegal studies and a B.A. in Political Science. She worked on the House Banking Committee and worked on one of the first HIV Bills enacted by President George Walker Bush, which served as her inspiration for pursuing nursing.

Prior to her arrival at FGCU, Dr. Miller practiced anesthesia in a number of settings, including rural America, giving anesthesia to all patient populations.  Her passion in anesthesia is trauma and outpatient surgery.  Dr. Miller was instrumental in creating an all-independent nurse anesthesia practice in the State of New Hampshire in 2002.

 Dr. Miller’s research focus involves investigating professional development within nurse anesthesia curriculum to graduate full-service providers.  She recently presented Nationally at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist’s conference speaking on her present research of graduating full-service providers in August 2012. 

Dr. Miller is the mother of Abby and Zachary, two chocolate Labrador Retrievers who love to watch the sunsets. .  In addition to her sunset gazing, she also enjoys biking, sailing, hiking, skiing and all aspects of life.  Dr. Miller’s passion is to continue with her research on providing anesthesia in rural America with safe, cost-effective, quality anesthesia care.