Andy Tracy, PhD, MSN, CRNA

Andy Tracy, PhD, MSN, CRNA
Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Health Sciences


PhD – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee MSN – Rush University BSN – University of Minnesota


Dr. Tracy is originally from a rural Wisconsin where he grew up on a dairy farm. He is a Veteran having served in the US Army as an aviation mechanic, flight engineer, and technical inspector. Dr. Tracy earned his BSN from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, his MSN from Rush University (Chicago, IL), and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Research Interests

Qualitative and quantitative methodologies including online/digital methods.
Role transition from RN to SRNA to CRNA and factors affecting successful transition.
Regional, complementary, and alternative therapies for acute and chronic pain management

Teaching Interests

Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
Principles of Anesthesia
Airway techniques and devices
Regional techniques


Textbook Chapters

  • TracyA. “Nurse Anesthesia Roles and Practice Settings”. APRNs Roles and Practice Settings.

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • GLMA Health Professionals
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Awards & Honors

  • NBCRNA Visiting Research Fellow
  • Nurse Excellence Award
  • Nursing Daisy Award