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Lew Bennet

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Lew Bennett


Chair, Nurse Anesthesia, Assistant Clinical Professor

Graduate Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Department

Lew Bennett, DNP, has been the chair of the Nurse Anesthesia program at Drexel University since 2006. Bennett has over 28 years of experience as a CRNA, as both an educator and clinician. He completed his doctoral degree at Chatham University, with a focus on the use of simulation to improve senior nurse anesthesia student’s clinical judgment.

Professional Society

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists Trustee (2016–2020)
Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists President-Elect (2020–2021)

Selected Publications

Bennett, L. Cohen, F. (2016). Airway management in Clinical Procedures for Health Professionals: Online Tutorial, Jones and Bartlett.

Bennett, L. (2015). Perioperative anesthesia management of a patient with a history of Malignant Hyperthermia. In A. Rundio & W. Lorman (Eds.) Pharmacology Case Studies.

Bennett, L. (2015). Perioperative anesthesia management of a patient with Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) related to Hyperkalemia. In A. Rundio & W. Lorman (Eds.) Pharmacology Case Studies.

Research Interests

DNP: The Use of Simulation to Improve Second-Year Nurse Anesthesia Student’s Clinical Judgement.


Nurse Anesthesia

Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2014
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA

Master of Science in Nursing, 1998
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Master’s in Nurse Anesthesia, 1995
Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA

Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia, 1992
Montgomery Hospital School of Anesthesia
Norristown, PA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1990
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Associate Degree in Nursing, 1984
Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA