Wynne Waugaman

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Health
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University Park
Virtual
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Education 
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1981
MS, Case Western Reserve University, 1993
MEd, University of Pittsburgh, 1978
BS, California University of Pennsylvania, 1975

WYNNE R. WAUGAMAN, a registered nurse and certified registered nurse anesthetist, came to USC in 1996 as an associate professor in the Department of Nursing, later becoming its chair. Upon joining the USC School of Social Work, she served as assistant dean of research and oversaw the new Nurse Social Work Practitioner Program prior to taking on an interim position as vice dean for faculty and student affairs. The founding director of the nurse anesthesia program at USC and director of the nurse anesthesia programs at UCLA and Ohio State University, Dr. Waugaman is an internationally renowned leader in nurse anesthesia education. She is widely published and serves as the senior editor and contributing author of Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia. She is also recognized for her research in the area of professional socialization.

In 1997, Dr. Waugaman received the Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' highest honor, for her contribution to the advancement of nurse anesthesia education. She is also the recipient of the 1999 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Research Scholar Award. Additionally, in 2004, she received USC's Bullough Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research and Teaching from the Department of Nursing and the Sophie Winton Award for Distinguished Service from the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Currently, Dr. Waugaman is a Provost's fellow, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and vice chair for the Institutional Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Wynne Waugaman, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, could not have predicted that after decades of advancing the development of the field of nursing, she would find herself guiding the next generation of social workers.

Waugaman joined the University of Southern California in 1996 as an associate professor in the Department of Nursing and later served as its dean. As she eventually became absorbed in the greater cross-functional culture of USC, she took several leadership positions with the university, including an interim term as vice dean for faculty and student affairs.

Although Waugaman transitioned to the Department of Social Work as assistant dean of research, she was soon asked to lead the Nurse Social Work Practitioner Program. Today, she prides herself on guiding graduate students in the area of professional socialization, which Waugaman views as critical to “bridging the gap between nursing and social work.”

The high caliber of the dual practitioners Waugaman has helped cultivate can be attributed in large part to her widely recognized achievements in the field of nurse anesthesia. In 1997, she received the Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ highest honor. Shortly thereafter, in 1999, Waugaman received the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Research Scholar Award. Additionally, in 2004, she received USC’s Bullough Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research and Teaching from the Department of Nursing and the Sophie Winton Award for Distinguished Service from the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Today, Waugaman continues to guide future nurse and social work practitioners as they pursue their research inquiries. Waugaman’s close involvement with the Jewish community has also inspired her to focus on the partnership between USC and Hebrew Union College to offer a dual master’s program in social work and Jewish nonprofit management.

Awards and Distinction
Sophie Winton Award for Lifetime Achievementnt in Nurse Anesthesia, California Association of Nurse Anesthetists (2004)
Bullough Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research and Teaching, University of Southern California, Department of Nursing (2004)
Alternate Fellow, American Council on Education (2002)
President-Elect, Iota Lambda Chapter (Elected), Sigma Theta Tau, Inc., International, Honor Society for Nursing (1998-2000)
President, Iota Lambda Chapter (Elected), Sigma Theta Tau, Inc., International, Honor Society for Nursing (2000-2002)
Research Scholar Award, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation (1998)
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (Elected) (1999)
Graduate Mentorship Award, Department of Nursing, University of Southern California, Faculty Award of Graduate Students (1999)
Practice Advancement Award, Department of Nursing, University of Southern California, Faculty Award Recognizing Accomplishments in Advancing the Practice of Nursing (1998)
Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award, The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Nurse Anesthesia Education (1997)
Sigma Theta Tau, Inc., International, Honor Society for Nursing Faculty Counselor, Iota Lambda Chapter (Elected) (1996-1998)
Honor Society for Nursing (Elected Member) (1996-present)
10th Annual National Leadership Award, Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization (1996)
Special Distinguished Faculty Award, Lifetime Achievement in Academic and Clinical Excellence in Nurse Anesthesia Education, University of California, Los Angeles, Program of Nurse Anethesia (1996)
Distinguished Alumni Award in Administration, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing (1988)
The Ohio State University Office of Human Relations Professional Development Award, Administrative Intern to the Dean of the College of Education (1987-1988)
Annual Recognition Award for Contributions and Dedication to Nurse Anesthesia Education, Teaching Award, The Ohio State University Nurse Anesthesia Division Alumni Association (1984)
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Selected Publications

Schneiderman, J.U., Waugaman, W.R. & Flynn, M.L. (2008). Nurse social work practitioner: A new professional for healthcare settings. Health and Social Work, 33(2), 149-154.

Waugaman, W.R. & Schneiderman, J.U. (2004). The demise of nursing education at a major research university. Nursing Outlook, 52 (6), 304-10.

Gibbs, D.M. & Waugaman, W.R. (2004). Diversity behind the mask: ethnicity, gender, and past career experience in a nurse anesthesiology program. Journal of Multicultural Nursing & Health, 10 (1), 77-80.

Waugaman, W.R. & Aron, G.L. (2003). Vulnerable time periods for attrition during nurse anesthesia education. AANA Journal, 71(1), 11-14.

Biddle, C., Bauer, L., Dosch, M., Dove, C., Nagelhout, J., Waugaman, W.R. & Zaglaniczny, K. (2001). Analysis of noteworthy indicators on the anesthesia record: A prospective multiregional study. AANA Journal, 69 (5), 407-410.

Waugaman, W.R. (2001). The socialization and professionalization roles of CRNAs. In S.D. Foster & M. Faut-Callahan (Eds.) A Professional Study and Resource Guide for the CRNA. Park Ridge, IL: AANA Publishing, Inc.

Waugaman, W.R. & Lohren, D.J. (2000). From nurse to nurse anesthetist: The influence of age and gender on professional socialization and career commitment of advanced practice nurses. Journal of Professional Nursing, 16(1), 47-56.

Havriliak, E.K., Welch, T.W. & Waugaman, W.R. (1999). Curriculum redesign to meet the 21st century. AANA Journal, 67 (6), 495-504.

Waugaman, W.R. & Lu, Y. (1999). From nurse to nurse anesthetist: The influence of culture, race, and ethnicity on professsional socialization and career commitment of advanced practice nurses. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 10(3), 237-247.

Waugaman, W.R. (1999). Anesthetic delivery systems. In W.R. Waugaman, S.D. Foster & B.M. Rigors (Eds.) Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia. (pp. 93-121). Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Waugaman, W.R. (1999). Perioperative assessment in a health model. In W.R. Waugaman, S.D. Foster & B.M. Rigors (Eds.) Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia. (pp. 125-136). Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Waugaman, W.R. (1999). The geriatric patient. In W.R. Waugaman, S.D. Foster & B.M. Rigors (Eds.) Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia. (pp. 283-303). Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Waugaman, W.R. (1998). Inspiring Teaching. AANA Journal, 66(6), 559-563.

Waugaman, W.R. & Bird, I.S. (1997). Pain management during childbirth. In S. Reeder, L. Martin & D. Koniak-Griffin (Eds.) Maternity Nursing. (pp. 573-616). Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott.

Waugaman, W.R. & Lasensky, D.J. (1996). Perioperative nursing in Israel.AORN Journal, 64(5), 691-701.

Horton, B.J. & Waugaman, W.R. (1996). Nurse anesthesia and multiculturalism. Advanced Practice Nursing Quarterly, 2 (2), 23-30.

Waugaman, W.R. (1996). CRNAs: The original acute care nurse practitioners.Cost & Quality, 2(3), 11-18.

Waugaman, W.R. & Foster, S.D. (1995). CRNAs: An enviable legacy of patient service. Advanced Practice Nursing Quarterly, 1(1), 21-28.

Waugaman, W.R. & Gipe, B. (1994). CRNAs, the advanced practice nurse for critical care. American Journal of Critical Care, 4, 88-89.

Waugaman, W.R. (1994). Professionalization and socialization in interprofessional collaboration. In M. Casto & M. Julia (Eds.)lnterprofessional Care and Collaborative Practice. (pp. 23-30). Pacific Grove, CA: Brookes/Cole Publishing Co.

Waugaman, W.R. (1994). Professional roles of the CRNA. In S.D. Foster & L.M. Jordan (Eds.) Professional Issues in Nurse Anesthesia Practice. (pp. 11-20). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Hough, M.P. & Waugaman, W.R. (1993). Ketorlac and propofol administration for prevention of nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing minor gynecological surgery. Nurse Anesthesia, 4(1), 9-17.

Waugaman, W.R. (1992). Publish your thesis as an article or book. Nurse Anesthesia, 3(4), 183-187.

Waugaman, W.R., Hirschman, D. & Hirschman, L. (1992). Ophthalmic anesthesia. In W.R. Waugaman, S.D. Foster & B.M. Rigor (Eds.) Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia. (pp. 601-616). Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Waugaman, W.R. & Rigor, B.M. (1992). Geriatric anesthesia. In W.R. Waugaman, S.D. Foster & B.M. Rigor (Eds.) Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia. (pp. 575-590). Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Foster, S.D. & Waugaman, W.R. (1992). Analgesia and anesthesia during childbirth. In S. Reeder, L. Martin & D. Koniak-Griffin (Eds.) Maternity Nursing. (pp. 537-561). Philadelphiam, PA: J.B. Lippincott.

Waugaman, W.R. (1991). Why publish?. AANA Journal, 59, 457-458.

Katz, R.L. & Waugaman, W.R. (1991). The anesthesia care team. Nurse Anesthesia, 2(3), 115-117.

Palmer, A.W., Waugaman, W.R., Conklin, K.A. & Kotelko, D.M. (1991). Does the administration of oral Bicitra(R) prior to elective cesarean section affect the incidence of nausea and vomiting in the parturient?. Nurse Anesthesia, 2(3), 126-134.

Waugaman, W.R. & Foster, S.D. (1991). New advances in anesthesia.Nursing Clinics of North America, 26, 451-463.

Weitz, J.D., Foster, S.D., Waugaman, W.R., Katz, R.L. & Bloor, B.C. (1991). Anesthetic and hemodynamic effects of dexmedetomidine during isoflurane anesthesia in a canine model. Nurse Anesthesia, 2(1), 19-28.

Gilbert, S.B., Waugaman, W.R., Ward, D.S., Mann, C.B. & Kaufman, R.D. (1990). The effect of total parenteral nutrition and morphine on ventilation.Nurse Anesthesia, 1(2), 90-99.

Waugaman, W.R., Jordan, L.M., Tallman, R.D. & Bruckner, T.A. (1990). Does the employed technique of endotracheal extubation reduce the risk of aspiration?. Nurse Anesthesia, 1(1), 5-11.

Waugaman, W.R. (1988). Preoperative and postoperative considerations for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Geriatric Nursing, 9, 227-230.

Norris, J.L., Pierson, F. & Waugaman, W.R. (1988). Critical factors associated with substance abuse and chemical dependency in nurse anesthesia. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 33, 6-13.

Waugaman, W.R. (1988). From nurse to nurse anesthetist. In W.R. Waugaman, B.M. Rigor, L.E. Katz, H. Bradshaw & J.F. Garde (Eds.)Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia. (pp. 3-5). Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Waugaman, W.R. & Rigor, B.M. (1988). Geriatric anesthesia. In W.R. Waugaman, B.M. Rigor, L.E. Katz, H. Bradshaw & J.F. Garde (Eds.)Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia. (pp. 499-506). Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange.

Waugaman, W.R., Kryc, J.J. & Andrews, M.J. (1986). A case report: Epidural anesthesia for cesarean section and tubal ligation in an achondroplastic dwarf. AANA Journal (54), 436-437.

Waugaman, W.R., Jordan, L.M. & Norris, J.L. (1986). Nurse anesthesia: Patient-centered nursing. Today's OR Nurse, 8, 16-19.

Waugaman, W.R., Jordan, L.M. & Norris, J.L. (1986). Nurse anesthesia: A clinical specialty. Nursing Success Today, 3, 20-22.

Waugaman, W.R. & Bradshaw, H. (1985). Clinical application of monitoring gas and vapor delivery. AANA Journal, 53, 445-457.

Rigor, B.M. & Waugaman, W.R. (1984). Anesthesia and the aged. In A. Levenson & D. Porter (Eds.) An Introduction to Gerontology and Geriatrics. (pp. 324-340). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.

Rigor, B.M. & Waugaman, W.R. (1983). Anesthesia and the aged.Generations: The Journal of the Western Gerontological Society, 38-41.

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