Admissions & Clinical Coordinator
Oakland University - Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia
Andrea Bittinger completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through Oakland University in April 2018. Her research topic was Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress Levels Among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Prior to returning to Oakland University for her DNP, Dr. Bittinger became the first CRNA In the United States to become certified in Emotional Intelligence (EI) through Multi-Health Systems. Her interest in the topic of EI led her to identify a knowledge gap regarding EI and the CRNA community. Her DNP project has served as a springboard for additional exploration about EI and CRNAs. In addition, she hopes to use her experience in admissions and EI to help nursing and anesthesia programs improve their admissions processes.