Valerie M. Bell, CRNA, MACP, MSN, BSN

Associate Program Director and Director of Simulation
Nurse Anesthesia Program
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Schwartz Center bldg
Center for Nursing and Health Studies
Room 318
Telephone: (305) 284-2573
Fax: (305) 284-2568


BSN, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1986
MSN, Nursing - Anesthesia, University of Pittsburgh, 1991
MACP, Counseling Psychology, Trinity International University, 2006

Certificate and Licensure

ARNP, State of Florida Department of Health
CRNA-AANA, Council on Recertification
Trauma Nurse Certificate, American Trauma Society
ACLS, American Heart Association

Clinical Specialties


Primary Teaching Areas

Didactic and Clinical Anesthesia, Advanced Pharmacology

Research and Academic Interests

Profiles of Minorities in Nurse Anesthesia
Simulation in Anesthesia

Publications (selected)

Society of Simulation in Healthcare, Annual meeting, “Use of simulation to promote and evaluate student registered nurse anesthetist learning, when the learners become the simulation providers. Preparing the next generation of simulation specialists.”Orlando, FL, January 2009

Presentations (selected)

University of Miami Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, “Basic Anesthesia, Conscious Sedation.” Coral Gables, FL, March 2008

University of Miami Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, “Basic Anesthesia, Conscious Sedation and Pain Management.” Coral Gables, FL, April 2007

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Anesthesia Grand Rounds “Case Management Review of Kidney Transplantation.” Miami, FL, August 2004

University of Pittsburgh-Alumni Weekend Panel, “Cultural Diversity in the Workplace.” Pittsburgh, PA, April 2004