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Rachel M. Smith-Steinert, CRNA

Assoc Professor - Clin

Associate Professor of Nursing Assistant Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Major

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: University of Cincinnati
  • Master of Science in Nursing: University of Cincinnati (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Accelerated Program (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Bachelor of Science: University of Cincinnati (College of Arts and Science of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Women’s Studies Cum Laude )
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (Certification Date: 2008-01-16) - (Recertification Date: 2020-08-01)

Contact Information
Research Interests

Patient Safety

Qualty Improvement

Anesthesia Machine and Equipment

Global Health

Clinical Interests


Peer Reviewed Publications

Czerwonka, B., Johnston, J., Smith-Steinert, R., Merkel, A. 2023. Management for Electroconvulsive Therapy. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal., ,

Boyles, D. & Smith-Steinert, R. 2022. Improving Anesthesia Technician Education. Anesthesia EJournal: The Science Behind the Art, ,

Patel, S. & Smith-Steinert, R. 2021. Greening the Operating Room, One Procedure at a Time The Journal of Climate Change and Health, ,

Briggs, Craig V; Smith-Steinert, Rachel; Bakis, Mary 2021. Continuing Education for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access. Journal of continuing education in nursing, 52 10, 489-492

Minges, T, Smith-Steinert, R., Clayton, B. 2021. Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) Considerations. AANA Journal, ,

Smith-Steinert, R. & Makkad, B. (2021). 2021. Emergency Cesarean Section with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation- A Case Report Anesthesia & Analgesia Practice., ,

Gabbard, K. & Smith-Steinert, R. 2020. Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Nurse Anesthetists and Student Nurse Anesthetists Clinical Simulation in Nursing, ,

Davis-Sandfoss, T & Smith-Steinert, R. 2019. Noise Pollution in the Operating Room: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist Education including Reduction Strategies and Tools. Anesthesia EJournal: The Science Behind the Art, ,

Miller, Bradley M; Kinder, Chad; Smith-Steinert, Rachel 2019. Airway Management for Army Reserve Combat Medics: An Interdisciplinary Workshop. Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals, 19 3, 64-70

Smith-Steinert, R. & Willmarth-Stec, M. 2018. Using Video Assisted Technology and Simulation to Transform a Nurse Anesthesia Machine and Equipment Course Anesthesia EJournal: The Science Behind the Art, 6 , 26-32