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.
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.
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
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.
EdD in Educational Leadership Management, March 2010 – June 2013
Concentration: Higher Education
Master of Science Degree in Nursing, September 2004 – December 2006
Master of Science Degree, Concentration: Nurse Anesthesia, April 2004 – September 1986
Medical College of Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthesia Program
Bachelor of Science Degree, Concentration: Nursing, September 1978 – June 1982
Fairleigh Dickinson University