A certified registered nurse anesthetist, Ashley L. Stevens, CRNA, provides anesthesia care to patients across a wide spectrum of surgical cases. The Minot native earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University and received her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth. Her CRNA training included a two-and-a-half-year residency at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, and an obstetric epidural/spinal rotation at Parkland Memorial Hopsital, Dallas, TX. Prior to joining Trinity’s Anesthesia department she worked six years in the Intensive Care and Post Anesthesia Care units as an RN. A member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Ashley is certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. She and her husband, Guy, have a daughter.
Anesthesiology is a medical field concerned with the planning and administration of anesthetic agents for patients undergoing surgical or therapeutic procedures.
Nurse anesthesia is form of advanced practice nursing that collaborates with anesthesiologists, surgeons and other healthcare professionals to provide anesthesia care for surgeries and procedures in all types of settings.