Hulin Named MTSA Dean/Program Administrator


Christopher P. Hulin, CRNA, DNP, APN will become Dean/Program Administrator of the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) effective July 1, 2012, announced Dr. Ken Schwab, MTSA President.  Hulin will replace current Vice President/Dean/Program Administrator Mary Elizabeth “Ikey “DeVasher, CRNA, PhD, APN who leaves the Dean position June 30, 2012 after nearly 40 years of service to MTSA.

The appointment of Dr. Hulin follows an extensive national search by the School’s appointed search committee.  Advertisements and postings occurred in national anesthesia journals, every school of anesthesia in the United States, and Seventh-day Adventist periodicals, says Schwab.   Candidates were interviewed on the MTSA campus by the search committee, students, administrators, and trustees.

“I am fully aware of the significant responsibility and trust that has been placed with me,” says Dr. Hulin.  “Our trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and anesthesia professional community should be assured that I am committed to the mission and core values of MTSA, and wish to see the institution progress forward as the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree unfolds opening a new chapter in the future of the School.” 

Dr. Hulin’s academic interests are broad including the following degrees: Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus in Education (Samford University, 2010); Master of Science with focus in Nurse Anesthesia (MTSA, 2006); Master of Business Administration – emphasis General/Financial (Regis University, 2001); Master of Science – Nursing Administration (Vanderbilt University, 1995); Bachelor of Science – Nursing (Cumberland University, 1994); and Associate of Science – Nursing (Southern Adventist University, 1991).

He has a most varied and broad background including teaching, nursing administration, hospital administration, and academic administration.  He has served as MTSA’s Assistant Program Administrator since October, 2009.

Dr. Hulin’s nursing service includes work as an anesthesia provider where he is currently on staff at Sumner Regional Medical Center Gallatin, Tennessee, Nashville General Hospital, and other various clinical sites in the area.  He holds licenses in Alabama, North Carolina, Nebraska, Kentucky, Texas, and Tennessee.   Prior to joining MTSA he practiced fulltime with Southern Tennessee Anesthesia Associates at Crockett Hospital located in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

Administrative experience is broad for Dr. Hulin and includes assignments at Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial Division as Vice President of Operations; and Administrator of Florida Hospital Oceanside.  He served as Administrative Director of Sycamore Hospital and Director of Home Health Services for the Kettering Medical Center Network, Kettering Ohio; He was administrator of Integrated Health Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Branch Manager/Assistant Administrator for its five home care offices in Nashville, Tennesee.

Hulin said, “I respect the commitment and legacy of my predecessor Dr. DeVasher – for it’s on her shoulders that the development of MTSA stands including the transition from a certificate to a Masters program, and the regional accreditation status the School has achieved.  It is to her credit and commitment that MTSA is the institution it is today.”  He continued saying, “I look forward to working with our students, faculty and staff in my new role at MTSA.”  

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