Kevin Buss, DNP, CRNA, CDR, NC, USN

BussKevin Buss is a well-known and respected member of the Navy Nurse Anesthesia community. A graduate of Georgetown University Commander Buss has over 13 years of experience as a Navy CRNA. During that time he has worked in military facilities around the world, in austere environments, and aboard multiple ships.

Recognized for his clinical excellence he was chosen to be clinical faculty with the Naval School of Health Sciences and the Uniformed Services University during the transition period of the Navy Nurse Anesthesia program. Passionate about leading and educating the future of Navy nurse anesthesia he has directed the clinical education of over 240 tri-service nurse anesthesia students at Uniformed Services University and developed and expanded collegial relationships between the Navy and civilian education programs through guest lecturing at Georgetown and Old Dominion Universities. He has also been a reviewer for two chapters in the 5th edition of Nagelhout’s Nurse Anesthesia textbook, recognized as one of the primary text for nurse anesthesia education.

CDR Buss constantly seeks opportunities for self-improvement and to lead. He completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Systems Leadership through Rush University on his own in order to be better prepared to work with and lead doctoral prepared CRNAs. He is currently enrolled in the non-resident Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program in order to gain additional strategic skills and perspectives.

Outside of work CDR Buss remains active with many church, family and community activities as well as outdoor interests such as hiking, biking, and camping. One long term goal is to through-hike the Appalachian Trail.