Ora Bollinger

Assistant Professor MSN, CRNA

Programs and Courses Taught

MSN Nurse Anesthesia

N662 Advanced Principles of Anesthesia II
N629 NCE Prep and ACRM Simulation Series

About Me

I have been a CRNA for over 15 years working in diverse clinical settings. I currently maintain my clinical practice at Sutter Solano Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente North Sacramento. In my academic role, I use a variety of learning models that keep the students challenged, engaged, and intellectually active. I am passionate about creating a learning environment of respect and rapport and helping each individual reach their highest potential.


I received my BSN from California State University, Chico. I earned my MSN from Samuel Merritt University and am currently earning my Doctorate Degree in Nurse Anesthesia Practice at Texas Wesleyan University. 

Teaching Interests

Obstetric Anesthesia
Acute Pain Management (opioid-sparing techniques and opioid-free anesthesia)
Educational Psychology

Scholarly Interests

OB Anesthesia 
Acute Pain Management


2013: Authored and designed a patient brochure for Postdural Puncture Headaches. This patient education tool was used as a template for other Kaiser OB departments in Northern California

2014-2016: Authored and distributed monthly OB Newsletter for anesthesia department

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Member, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists  2003 - present
Member, California Association of Nurse Anesthetists  2003- present
Member, California Association of Nurse Anesthetists  2003- present
Member, Kaiser OB Committee  2012- 2016
Representative, Kaiser OB Champions  2015 

Honors & Awards

Nominated, SMU Faculty of the Year , 2016
Recipient, Yuri Nishimura Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2012