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Brenda Wands

Brenda Wands, PhD, MBA, CRNA, FAANA, CHSE

Program Director

Assistant Professor

Email: bawands@vcu.edu

Brenda Wands, Ph.D., MBA, CRNA, FAANA CHSE: Dr. Brenda Wands is an Assistant Professor and Director of the DNAP program in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this role, Dr. Wands works collaboratively across disciplines within as well as beyond VCU focusing on patient safety initiatives related to anesthesia delivery. Dr. Wands teaches DNAP and Ph.D. students and plans to expand her current clinical research. Dr. Wands also received her MBA and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. Her research interests include ethics and adult education. Dr. Wands is a practicing nurse anesthetist and Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.