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Catherine Horvath, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Director, DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track
Catherine Horvath
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anesthesia
  • Self Care
  • Simulation


Catherine Horvath is a certified registered nurse anesthetist, having practiced in a variety of setting with differing surgical specialties and distinct care-delivery models for nearly 30 years. Dr. Horvath is an educator and administrator for the newly re-established DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program at JHSON. She has an interest in simulation pedagogy, leading innovative approaches to incorporate novel educational uses of simulation into the training curricula. She has served on the NBCRNA Simulation Sub-committee task force and is an inaugural member of the INACSL APRN Special Interest Group. Dr. Horvath has written on medication security related to patient and provider safety and has a passion for wellness and prevention of chemical dependency in the health care professional. She is currently the chair of the AANA Health & Wellness Committee and continues to regularly practice as a CRNA in the clinical setting.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Brown, K.M., Swoboda, S.M., Gilbert, G.E., Horvath, CH., Sullivan, N. (2021). Integrating Virtual Simulation into Nursing Education: A Roadmap. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 59, ISSN 1876-1399,

    Horvath CH., Grass N. (2021). Pandemic, Economic Uncertainty, and Protests: What Will Happen to SRNAs—Resiliency or Burnout? AANA Journal, 89(5):413-418.

    Horvath CH. (2020). Redeployment of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic. AANA Journal. Apr;89(2)133-140.

    Horvath CH, Farina CA, Griffis C, Chavez A, Lekhnych F. (2020). Clinician Burnout: How Will We Come Through the Fire? (vol. online content). AANA Journal. Published.

    Horvath, C. (2019). Marijuana use in the anesthetized patient: History, pharmacology, and anesthetic considerations. AANA journal, 87(6),451.

    Horvath, C. (2017). Implementation of a new method to track propofol in an endoscopy unit. International Journal of EvidenceBased Healthcare, 4, 1-8. PMID: 28509811 DOI:10.1097/XEB.0000000000000112.