Laurel Anderson-Miner

Assistant Professor
Nurse Anesthesia


Dr. Anderson-Miner has been a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) for more than 20 years. She has maintained her clinical practice at the Washington Health System in Washington, Pa., since 2001.

Dr. Anderson-Miner received her BSN from Duquesne University in 1992. She received her anesthesia certificate from the Washington Hospital School of Anesthesia in conjunction with a master’s degree in biology from California University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She received her MSN with a concentration in nursing education from Walden University. Dr. Anderson-Miner received her PhD in education with a specialization in nursing education from Capella University. Her dissertation examined the positive aspects of the transition experience from clinical nursing to academia. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh in January 2018, she taught at California University of Pennsylvania as an adjunct instructor in the RN-BSN program and as a full-time faculty member in the baccalaureate program at Waynesburg University.

Scholarly Emphasis

Research interests include the transitional process in faculty role development, programmatic evaluation, learner assessment, and simulation educational methodologies.


She is an active member of professional organizations such as the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She is also an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter. She volunteers yearly as an instructor for Mustard Seed Communities Jamaica.

Dr. Anderson-Miner serves on the Evaluation and Steering Committee at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for the Department of Nurse Anesthesia.