Joseph JanakesProgram Director, MSN Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Professor PhD, CRNA
Programs and Courses Taught
Masters of Nursing Anesthesia and Anesthesia Doctorate of Nursing Practice Programs
Dr. Janakes was born and raised in San Francisco. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of California Davis before earning his accelerated BSN and MSN in Nurse Anesthesia from Samuel Merritt University and then a Ph.D. from University of Nevada Las Vegas with a research emphasis in simulated ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia learning activities. Before transitioning into nurse anesthesia education, Joe was active in professional advocacy and was President of the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 2011-2012. He joined the Program of Nurse Anesthesia faculty in 2013, became Director in 2017. Joe maintains an active clinical practice at the San Leandro Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, enjoys high-risk obstetrical anesthesia and regional anesthesia. In his spare time, he is an avid runner, home chef, and enjoys spending time with his high school sweetheart, and keeping up their four children.
University of Nevada Las Vegas NV
Doctorate of Philosophy-2021
Area of Concentration Nursing Education Research Interest- Simulated Experiential Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Learning Interventions
Samuel Merritt University, Oakland CA Masters of Science in Nursing-2006 Area of Concentration: Nurse Anesthesia
Samuel Merritt University, Oakland CA Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing-2003
University of California, Davis CA B.A. Political Science-2001
I enjoy teaching experiential simulated learning activities.
Research Interest- Simulated Experiential Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Learning Interventions
Janakes, Joseph, "The Effects of Real-Time Computerized Needle Tip Location Feedback on State Anxiety and Immediate Performance of Simulated Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia" (2021). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4248.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
University of California Davis Alumni Association 2001-Current
Samuel Merritt University Alumni Association 2006-Current
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2004-Current
California Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2004-Current
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Alumni Association 2021-Current
I enjoy community service opportunities with in the communities that Samuel Merritt serves with emphasis reducing health disparities by diversifying the nurse anesthesia profession through mentorship to help guide prospective applicants of underserved and underprivileged backgrounds to achieve their education and career goals in becoming a CRNA