Jean-Marc Ndame

Adjunct Assistant Professor DNP, CRNA, FNP-C

Programs and Courses Taught

Anesthesia - Doctor of Nursing Practice 

NURSG 749/749L - Adv. Health Assessment 

About Me

Dr. Jean-Marc J. Ndame was born in Douala - Cameroon, and immigrated to the United States in 2001 as an international student before becoming a US citizen. He initially worked as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) and then as a License Vocational/Practical nurse (LVN/LPN) before receiving his Associate degree in Nursing in 2008 from the Community College of Denver, CO. In 2010, he obtained his Bachelor's in Nursing from the University Of Phoenix, CO. In the capacity of a trauma/ICU nurse, he was commissioned as an officer in the US Air Force in 2011 and served in active duty at Travis AF Base, CA, from 2011 to 2017 before transitioning to the Air Force Reserves (2017-2019). He was deployed to Afghanistan twice for six months during his active duty. He received many military medals, awards, and honors, including, but not limited to, the Air Force Commendation, Afghanistan Campaign, National Defense, Army Commendation medals, and more. Dr. Jean-Marc J. Ndame received his first Master's (MSN) as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 from Frontier Nursing University, KY. He graduated from the Samuel Merritt University Nurse Anesthesia program in 2019 with a second Master's (MSN) and obtained his doctorate (DNP) from the University of Colorado in 2021. He works as an independent practitioner in multiple facilities (Dignity Health hospitals, Kern County MC in the central valley, CA (Bakersfield and Fresno), and Stockton, Modesto in all specialties except Cardiac Anesthesia. Dr. Ndame mentored many nurses, Nurse Practitioners, CRNAs, and students/residents from 2008 to the present.

Hobbies Dr. Ndame played semi-pro Soccer for many years and intermittently coached kids' soccer teams. He loves traveling and watching Soccer, basketball, UFC, tennis, and movies.


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - (01/2020 – 05/2021)

2019: Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA Master of Sciences in Nursing Anesthesia (CRNA) - (09/2017 – 12/2019)

2014: Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY Master of Sciences in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner/NP - (07/2011 – 12/2014)

2010: University of Phoenix, Lone Tree, CO Bachelor Degree in Nursing - (09/2008 – 03/2010)

Scholarly Interests

Doctoral Project was on the “Use of Adductor Canal Peripheral Nerve Block in Total Knee Arthroplasty”.

Community Service

Dr. Ndame's first faculty experience was at National American University, Denver/CO, in 2010 after his Bachelor's for two quarters before returning to school. He is passionate about educating the next generations of CRNAs and the virtues of the 1099 business.