Ann Willemsen-Dunlap, PhD, CRNA

Director of Interprofessional Education

Faculty | Ann Willemsen-Dunlap

Dr. Ann Willemsen-Dunlap has been a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) since and practiced at the University of Iowa. Prior to beginning her education as a nurse anesthetist, she worked in an adult cardiac unit in Des Moines, IA and spent five years in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UI.

In 2004, Dr. Willemsen-Dunlap completed her PhD in Science Education with an emphasis in human physiology. This course of study afforded her the privilege of helping to prepare new nurse anesthetists for practice both in the classroom and in the operating room environment. She teaches an integrative physiology and assessment course for nurse anesthesia students focusing on essential anatomy, cellular and systems physiology, and pathophysiology, as well as conducting classroom sessions in Pharmacology and Principles of Nurse Anesthesia sequences. Her research interests center on testing and performance assessment using high-fidelity patient simulation systems.

She has edited or co-authored three books and written numerous papers on health-related issues in the Pacific Islands and has co-edited a book on the interplay between family situation and the conduct of international fieldwork. She has also taught students and health professionals in Micronesia and Papua New Guinea and has been involved with global health studies at the University of Iowa since the mid-1980s.

At Jump, Dr. Willemsen-Dunlap oversees interprofessional education and specializes in OR safety, robotic surgery, and team training

PhD in Science Education, specialization in human physiology, University of Iowa MSN, University of Iowa College of Nursing, specialization in Nurse Anesthesia BSN, Grand View College, Des Moines, IA