Nicholas C. Curdt, DNAP, CRNA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Nick has been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with the Department of Nurse Anesthesia for almost two years. He is primarily based at Missouri Baptist Medical Center as part of the cardiothoracic team for the past eigh years and occasionally floating to BJH POD3/CPC for the last two years.
In 2002, he completed his BSN from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was also a Mizzou Cheerleader. After working in the SICU at Boone Hospital for a brief stint, he returned to school at Webster University where he received his MS in Nurse Anesthesia in 2006 and then his DNAP from the University of Michigan in 2019. His future plans include obtaining further certification in simulation and possibly a PhD.
Nick believes in contributing back to his profession by teaching. Since 2009 he has taught anesthesia at Webster University, SIU-Edwardsville, and Goldfarb. Nick is currently the associate program director for the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Webster University. He is also their director of simulation in charge of simulation curriculum and simulation research. His current focus is 3D printing in simulation and collaborative biomedical innovation in simulation.
Since joining WUDA, Nick has enjoyed the interaction between the dichotomy of private practice and that of academia. Nick believes that the team approach on the cardiothoracic team has expanded to include the anesthesiology intensivists, improving the program for the long term and increasing patient safety. He looks forward to continuing that process.
A St. Louis native (Marquette High School – go mustangs!), Nick is married to his wife Regan, and has a son Abel (15) and daughter Olive (11). He has a sister who is a professional golfer who he hasn’t beaten in golf since he was 12.