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Ferne M. Cohen EdD, CRNA, MSN

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Ferne Cohen

CRNA, MSN, EdD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Clinical Education for the Nurse Anesthesia Program
Graduate Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Department

Ferne M. Cohen EdD, CRNA, MSN, is the assistant chair of the Nurse Anesthesia Department at Drexel University. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the field of nurse anesthesia both as an educator and clinician administering anesthesia to a variety of patient populations. In 2018, Cohen launched a sustainable wellness program to address student wellness and incorporate more health and wellness activities into the nurse anesthesia program. This wellness program engages student ambassadors who collaborate with Cohen to lead this initiative which encompasses self-care, stress reduction and civic engagement.

Professional Society

Cohen is a member of the New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NJANA), serving as a past board member and treasurer. Since 2007, Cohen has served as the NJANA State Peer Advisor (SPA) a role that provides support for students and nurse anesthetists with substance use disorder and other fitness for duty issues.

Selected Publications

Cohen, F., Denninghoff, S. (2016). Nursing care for the burn patient. In T. Capriotti and J. Frizzell (Ed.). Human Pathophysiology: Introductory Concepts and Clinical Perspectives, Philadelphia: FA Davis.

Cohen, F., Bennett, L. Endotracheal Intubation. (2016). In Clinical Procedures for Health Professionals: Online Tutorial, Jones and Bartlett.

Cohen, F. (2015). Perioperative anesthesia management of a patient with myasthenia gravis. In A. Rundio & W. Lorman (Ed.), Pharmacology Case Studies. Silver Spring, MD: Nursingbooks.org

Cohen, F. (2015). Perioperative anesthesia management of a patient with neuroleptic malignant syndrome. In A. Rundio & W. Lorman (Ed.), Pharmacology Case Studies. Silver Spring, MD: Nursingbooks.org

Research Interests

Cohen’s research interests focus on the influence of education on nurse anesthesia care provider’s addiction attitudes and perceived self-efficacy to recognize chemically impaired behavior.

Specialization

Nurse Anesthesia

EdD in Educational Leadership Management, March 2010 – June 2013
Concentration: Higher Education
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Master of Science Degree in Nursing, September 2004 – December 2006
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Master of Science Degree, Concentration: Nurse Anesthesia, April 2004 – September 1986
Medical College of Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthesia Program
Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science Degree, Concentration: Nursing, September 1978 – June 1982
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Rutherford, NJ