Nurse Anesthesia Faculty

Full-time faculty are practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, recognized in the field.

Headshot of Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, MS, CRNA

Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, MS, CRNA

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, Program Director


Headshot of Rachel Smith-Steinert, DNP, CRNA

Rachel Smith-Steinert, DNP, CRNA

Assistant Program Director of Clinical Affairs

Headshot of James Furstein, PhD, DNAP, CRNA, CPNP-AC

James Furstein, PhD, DNAP, CRNA, CPNP-AC

Associate Professor, Assistant Program Director of Curriculum & Scholarship

Headshot of Jason Hayes, MSN, CRNA

Jason Hayes, MSN, CRNA

Instructor Professor of Clinical Nursing


Headshot of Matthew Yockey, MSN, CRNA

Matthew Yockey, MSN, CRNA

Simulation Coordinator


Faculty Achievements

Beth Ann Clayton

  • AANA Helen Lamb Educator of the Year Award (2018)
  • AANA Researcher of the Year Award (2017)
  • Lectures nationally and internationally on obstetric and neuraxial anesthesia
  • AANA Spinal/Epidural Workshop faculty
  • AANA Closed Claims Research Team
  • AANA Obstetric Anesthesia Guidelines Revision Committee
  • Member of OSANA Opioid Task Force

James Furstein

  • Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence (2017)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University MCV Alumni Association Scholarship Award (2016)
  • Outstanding Clinical Practitioner of the Year award (2015)
  • Research Doctoral Fellow of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation (2013)
  • Lectures nationally on pediatric and regional anesthesia
  • National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists Pediatric Task Force
  • OSANA Opioid Task Force
  • Ohio State Board of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee
  • Peer reviewer of research articles, case reports and journal courses submitted to AANA Journal
  • Founding member of Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, CRNA SIG Committee

Matthew Yockey

  • Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence (2018)