Rosann M. Spiegel, JD, DNAP, CRNA, APRN was appointed as an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesiology Program at FGCU in 2014. Dr. Spiegel has been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) since 1987 and a licensed attorney in the state of Florida since 2005. Dr. Spiegel is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Organizational Leadership Network of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau – Tau Zeta Chapter and has held appointed and elected positions at state and national levels. From 2005 to 2006, she served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Law Offices of the Public Defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and received an award for Loyalty, Dedication to the Cause of Justice, and Outstanding Contribution. From 2006 to 2011, she was in private practice as a trial lawyer primarily representing claimants in disability insurance disputes in state and federal courts. Dr. Spiegel has been an invited speaker on a variety of legal, ethical, and clinical topics at local, state, and national professional meetings.
Dr. Spiegel has more than 34 years of clinical practice experience providing a broad scope of anesthesia care for populations across the lifespan, and her specific interest and clinical expertise is providing anesthesia care for those undergoing cardiac, thoracic, and major vascular surgical procedures.