Jennifer Harpe-Bates, DNAP, APRN, CRNA

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Jennifer Harpe-Bates, DNAP, APRN, CRNA

DNP-NA Assistant Professor

Jennifer Harpe-Bates joined the School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program in October 2022 as Assistant Professor. Dr. Harpe-Bates has practiced for over 30 years as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She was previously Adjunct Faculty for Northern Kentucky University Nurse Anesthesia Program focusing on Doctoral Projects. Her anesthesia interests include opioid sparing anesthesia techniques that include a regional component.She frequently lectures on Transversus Abdominis Plane blocks at Anesthesia conferences. She is also the Kentucky Association of Nurse Anesthetist Program Committee Chair, providing annual education for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist of Kentucky.


Dr. Harpe-Bates, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky in 1986, and her Masters in Health Sciences with a Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1992. She returned to the Medical University of South Carolina to complete her Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Program in 2019.

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