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Donald R. Boyd PhD, MS, CRNA

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing at CUMC
  • Associate Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program

Don Boyd, PhD, MS, CRNA is the newly appointed Associate Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program. Dr. Boyd is a nurse of 23 years, with 12 years of them as a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Throughout his nursing career, Dr. Boyd has continuously utilized best evidence in providing care, advocated for patients, families, and the nursing profession, and provided high quality care to patients and families across the care continuum. Dr. Boyd has trained nursing students and student registered nurse anesthetists, and has advocated for nursing scope of practice with a focus on nurse anesthetist scope of practice. Dr. Boyd is passionate about leading within the nursing profession, leading within the nurse anesthesia specialty, and educating and mentoring the next generation of nurse leaders.  

    Education & Training

  • BSN, 1995 Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
  • MSN, 2006 Nurse Anesthesia, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • PhD, 2017 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Organizational Climate, Columbia University School of Nursing

Presentations

Boyd, D.R. (2018, May). Codification of NYS certified registered nurse anesthetists: Synopsis of efforts and novel approach. Presentation to faculty at the Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY.

Boyd, D. R., Schaffer, J., & Poghosyan, L. (2017, April). CRNA practice environment in current healthcare systems. Podium presentation at the 70th Annual Spring Meeting of the New England Assembly of Nurse Anesthetists, Burlington, VT.

Boyd, D. R., Schaffer, J., & Poghosyan, L. (2017, September). Certified registered nurse anesthetist organizational climate questionnaire: Refinement through psychometric testing. State of the Science oral poster presentation, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Boyd, D. R., Shaffer, J., & Poghosyan, L. (2017, June). Refinement of the certified registered nurse anesthetist organizational climate questionnaire through exploratory factor analysis. Poster session accepted for presentation at the 2017 Annual Research Meeting of Academy Health, New Orleans, LA.

Boyd, D. R., & Poghosyan, L. (2017, April). A new tool to measure certified registered nurse anesthetist organizational climate: Instrument adaptation. Poster session presented at the 29th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Teaching Responsibilities

Clinical Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program

Nurse Anesthesia Residencies

Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice II

Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice III

Anesthesia and Coexisting Disease

Committees/Societies/Memberships

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists- Resolutions Committee Member

New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists- Past President and Board Member, Current Government Relations Committee Member

Columbia University School of Nursing Board of Visitors- Immediate Past Member

Columbia University School of Nursing Alumni Association- Past President and Board Member, Active Alumnus

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society- Alpha Zeta Chapter Member

Publications

Boyd, D. R., & Poghosyan, L. (2017). Measuring certified registered nurse anesthetist organizational climate: Instrument adaptation. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(2), 224-237. doi:10.1891/1061-3749.25.2.224

Boyd, D. R., & Poghosyan, L. (2017). Certified registered nurse anesthetist working conditions and outcomes: A review of the literature. AANA Journal, 85(4), 261-269.

Poghosyan, L., Boyd, D. R., & Clarke, S. P. (2016). Optimizing full scope of practice for nurse practitioners in primary care: A proposed conceptual model. Nursing Outlook, 64(2), 146-155. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2015.11.015

Poghosyan, L., Boyd, D., & Knutson, A. R. (2014). Nurse practitioner role, independent practice, and teamwork in primary care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(7), 472-479. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.05.009