Sara Rogers, MSN, CRNA

While many of her family members chose nursing or healthcare as their profession, Sara’s path to nursing took a different course. Originally enrolled in a Nuclear Engineering program, she changed her trajectory realizing nursing afforded her more opportunities. While becoming a registered nurse, she worked for University of Michigan Hospitals in the trauma burn unit as … Continued

Jason Perkins, MSN, CRNA

“I love science and math and this profession is what I love,” says Jason Perkins, Nurse Anesthetist at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital. During his career and pursuit of becoming a CRNA, the Upper Sandusky, OH native was cheered on by several colleagues, friends and family. Dr. Barbara Grover, DNP, CRNA, has been a mentor and … Continued

Lauren Laverock-Sauve, MSN, CRNA

Lauren Laverock-Sauve grew up in Harrow, Ontario, Canada. While she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor, her entire nursing career has been in the metro Detroit area. For more than a decade, she has commuted from Canada to Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak and Dearborn, MI and now Mercy Health … Continued

Kelsey Kovacs, MSN, CRNA

The year 2020 was an extraordinary one. The COVID-19 pandemic changed everyone’s lives. However, it didn’t stop Kelsey Kovacs from earning a Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Anesthesia and becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. A natural leader, she served as vice president of her Lourdes Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) cohort and co-coordinated the … Continued

Megan Fillman, MSN, CRNA

Considered the most independently advanced practice nurses, CRNAs have a high degree of autonomy that is not possible just with a RN designation licensure. “We are pretty much parallel with our physician counterparts of the same specialty,” says Megan Fillman, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. “We are able to order, determine what kind of anesthetic … Continued

Kelsi Belcher, MSN, CRNA, ’19

Life as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is intense. “Mornings start early and each day is so different which I love!” says Kelsi Belcher. “It may start with a C-section; I may be doing 14 colonoscopies for the day or I may have a full morning of ENT cases working on patients ranging in age from … Continued

Tia Agboruche, RN

An accomplished professional, Tia Agboruche is set to graduate with her cohort in December 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Michigan State University in 2014 and quickly secured a position as a Cardiothoracic ICU Registered Nurse at the Detroit Medical Center. A year later, she began a stint as an ICU … Continued

Nurse Anesthesia Anniversary: Celebrating a Milestone

The Lourdes University Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) has reached a milestone. For 10 years, the Lourdes NAP faculty have prepared candidates to become qualified and excellent Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). During the 2021 Nurse Anesthesia Conference, graduates, current students, faculty and staff set aside time to celebrate their accomplishments. In this AtLourdes blog, Lourdes … Continued