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Faculty Bio
Joseph Janakes
CRNA, MSN
Joseph Janakes CRNA, MSN is the Associate Director an instructor at the Program of Nurse Anesthesia at the University. He graduated from the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the University in 2006 and returned to the University in 2012 after becoming the Associate Director for the Program of Nurse Anesthesia. He maintains a clinical practice and is passionate about regional anesthesia techniques and high risk obstetrical anesthesia. Joseph is also very active in regional and national nurse anesthesia associations.
Teaching Interest
Acute and Chronic Pain

Integration of Simulation into Nurse Anesthesia Education

Regional Anesthesia
Courses Taught
N655 Basic Principles of Anesthesia II

N659 Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia

N606 Senior Synthesis-Oral Comprehensive Exams
Peer Reviewed Publications
California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Presenter 2010-2012
Why are PAC’s Important?
CANA: Leading the Practice and Profession of Nurse Anesthesia
Nurse Anesthesia Leadership (part I and II)
California Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Hawaii Association of Nurse Anesthetists Presenter 2011
Educational Conference Lecturer
OB Update 2011: Thrombolic Pathophysiology and Neuraxial Anesthesia
Why are PAC’s important?
Opt Out Review and Update
Grants & Fellowships
2012 Nightingale Award, Kaiser Permanente Great Southern Alameda Area, Hayward and Fremont, CA
2009 Fish Award, Greater Southern Alameda Area Department of Anesthesia Kaiser Permanente, Hayward CA
2006 Program of Nurse Anesthesia MSN of the Year, Samuel Merritt University

Professional and Community Service and Professional Memberships
Professional Leadership Service

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Chicago IL
2012-2013 State Organizational Development Committee Member

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Sonoma CA
2012-2013 Leadership Development Committee Chair
2011-2012 President
2010-2011 President Elect
2007-2010 Board of Directors-Trustee
2007-2011 California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Political Action Committee Chair
2007-2010 State Government Relations Committee Chair
2004–2006 Student Representative to Board of Directors

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation, Huntington Beach, CA
2013-2014 California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Secretary
2012-2013 California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Board Member

Community Service

Dublin Little League
Little League Baseball Coach
Dublin United Soccer League
Youth Soccer Coach

Professional Memberships
University of California Davis Alumni Association
Samuel Merritt University Alumni Association
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
California Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Contact Info

Name
Joseph Janakes
CRNA, MSN
Title
Instructor
Department
MSN Nurse Anesthesia
Email

Faculty Profile

Joseph Janakes
Joseph
Janakes
CRNA, MSN
Instructor
MSN Nurse Anesthesia
jjanakes@samuelmerritt.edu
510-869-6511
Joseph Janakes CRNA, MSN is the Associate Director an instructor at the Program of Nurse Anesthesia at the University. He graduated from the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the University in 2006 and returned to the University in 2012 after becoming the Associate Director for the Program of Nurse Anesthesia. He maintains a clinical practice and is passionate about regional anesthesia techniques and high risk obstetrical anesthesia. Joseph is also very active in regional and national nurse anesthesia associations.
Acute and Chronic Pain

Integration of Simulation into Nurse Anesthesia Education

Regional Anesthesia
N655 Basic Principles of Anesthesia II

N659 Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia

N606 Senior Synthesis-Oral Comprehensive Exams
California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Presenter 2010-2012
Why are PAC’s Important?
CANA: Leading the Practice and Profession of Nurse Anesthesia
Nurse Anesthesia Leadership (part I and II)
California Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Hawaii Association of Nurse Anesthetists Presenter 2011
Educational Conference Lecturer
OB Update 2011: Thrombolic Pathophysiology and Neuraxial Anesthesia
Why are PAC’s important?
Opt Out Review and Update
2012 Nightingale Award, Kaiser Permanente Great Southern Alameda Area, Hayward and Fremont, CA
2009 Fish Award, Greater Southern Alameda Area Department of Anesthesia Kaiser Permanente, Hayward CA
2006 Program of Nurse Anesthesia MSN of the Year, Samuel Merritt University

Professional Leadership Service

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Chicago IL
2012-2013 State Organizational Development Committee Member

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Sonoma CA
2012-2013 Leadership Development Committee Chair
2011-2012 President
2010-2011 President Elect
2007-2010 Board of Directors-Trustee
2007-2011 California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Political Action Committee Chair
2007-2010 State Government Relations Committee Chair
2004–2006 Student Representative to Board of Directors

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation, Huntington Beach, CA
2013-2014 California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Secretary
2012-2013 California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Board Member

Community Service

Dublin Little League
Little League Baseball Coach
Dublin United Soccer League
Youth Soccer Coach

Professional Memberships
University of California Davis Alumni Association
Samuel Merritt University Alumni Association
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
California Association of Nurse Anesthetists

History

Member for
1 year 10 months