Cherie Burke, PhD, DNP, CRNA, APRN, FAAN
Dr. Cherie Burke, Director of the School of Nursing at Loyola University, New Orleans, has been a registered nurse for over 35 years and a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) for 30 years. She has worked in every practice setting except the military. Cherie has also taught at Rutgers University Nurse Anesthesia Program, was an Assistant Program Director at the University of New England, and was Program Director of Rush University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program. Her extensive experience and years of advocating for CRNAs have afforded her the opportunity to experience both the trials and triumphs of the profession. Cherie completed an Interprofessional Patient Safety Fellowship with the Veteran’s Administration and is an advocate for CRNAs leading the perioperative patient safety agenda.
Cherie is a Ph.D. candidate at Duquesne University. Her dissertation is focusing on decreasing CLABSI. She received her DNP from La Salle University, where she developed an evidence-based teaching plan to integrate patient safety strategies into nurse anesthesia education and integrates patient safety into every course she teaches. Cherie Enjoys lecturing and engaging with other CRNAs.