Dr. Kristie Hoch, DNP, CRNA, MS, RRT is the Program Administrator for the University of Arizona's DNP-Nurse Anesthesia program. She chose to become a CRNA after serving with them in Desert Storm. Kristie has years of experience as a CRNA in every practice model and setting, to include office based, critical access, academic teaching hospital and trauma centers. She has served as the Rural Facilities Director and Recruiter for an all CRNA company prior to becoming an educator. She chose to become an educator to influence the future of the profession she loves by ensuring students are prepared to provide anesthesia incorporating evidence-based practice. She is a strong advocate for CRNAs. She has experience serving on various committtes and board of director positions at the state, regional and national level.
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Knowledge deficit related to Pediatric Emergence Agitation
M.S. Nurse Anesthesia
University of Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri
Incidence of Infection related to the use of Etomidate for Rapid Sequence Inductions for Trauma Patients.
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Implementation of multi-specialty pain rounds and the impact on a patient's pain.
B.A.Sc. Allied Health
Doane College, Crete, Nebraska
A.A.S. Respiratory Care
Southeast Community College, Lincoln, Nebraska
Program Administrator, Nurse Anesthesia Specialty, University of Arizona (2018 - Ongoing)
Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Specialty, University of Arizona (2017 - 2018)
Rural Facilities Director, Recruiter, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Anesthesia of Maine (2005 - 2017)
Clinical and Professional Staff Development, Bryan Health Systems (2001 - 2005)
Registered Nurse, Critical and Coronary Care, Bryan Health Systems (2000 - 2001)
Registered Respiratory Therapist/Clinical Specialist, Bryan Health Systems (1988 - 2000)
Licensure & Certification
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Arizona Board of Nursing (2017)