Nancy McGushin has been a certified postanesthesia nurse (CPAN®) since 1994. She currently serves as the Perianesthesia Nurse Educator at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where she provides unit-based education and competency training for colleagues in the Ambulatory Surgery Unit, Preoperative Holding and Postanesthesia Phases I (PACU) settings.

Nancy worked for fourteen years in inpatient PACU settings and for nine years in preanesthesia and postanesthesia care in a free-standing ambulatory surgery center. Her nursing career also includes experience in medical-surgical and neurosurgical critical care nursing, as well as staff development and nursing management.

 She is an active member of the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and an affiliate member of the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA).


Financial: Nancy McGushin has an employment relationship with Grand Canyon University; The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; and Otterbein University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.


Non-financial: Nancy McGushin is a member of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN); and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.