Cheryl Spulecki, DNAP, CRNA

Program Director, Nurse Anesthetist Program; Clinical Assistant Professor

Cheryl Spulecki.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
304 C Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3034

PHONE: 716-829-3234


  • DNAP, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014
  • MS, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1999
  • BSN, Niagara University, 1989

Areas of Research

  • End Tidal CO2 monitoring
  • Post-op opioid induced respiratory depression
  • Emotional Intelligence

Teaching Responsibilities


  • NAN 602 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum II
  • NAN 605 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum V
  • NAN 722 Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management II
  • NGC 726 DNP Advanced Clinical Practicum II
  • NGC 799 DNP Project


  • NAN 544 Principles of Anesthesia II
  • NAN 544 Principles of Anesthesia II Lab
  • NAN 603 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum III
  • NAN 606 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum VI
  • NAN 721 Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management I


  • NAN 598 Introduction to Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practice
  • NAN 601 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I
  • NAN 604 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum IV
  • NGC 725 DNP Advanced Clinical Practicum I

Recent Publications

Jungquist, C. R., Chandola, V., Spulecki, C., Nguyen, K. V., Crescenzi, P., & Tekeste, D. (2019). Identifying patients experiencing opioid induced respiratory depression during recovery from anesthesia: The application of electronic monitoring devices. Worldviews in Evidence-Based Nursing. Advance online publication.

Hedman, K., Mann, C., Spulecki, C., & Castner, J.  (2016). Low dose vasopressin and analogues to treat intraoperative refractory hypotension in the patient prescribed angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) undergoing general anesthesia: A systematic review. AANA Journal, 84(6), 413-419.

Professional Leadership