Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA

Director of the DNAP Completion program and the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship

Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA is the Director of the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia. He has taught ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (USGRA) techniques to nurse anesthesia students for the past five years, and he is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University with a Masters in Health Science in 1999.  He obtained his Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice from Texas Wesleyan University in 2015 and has been published in the AANA Journal, publicly presented on USGRA techniques, and taught USGRA workshops for the practicing CRNA. He continues to learn and practice clinically USGRA techniques in northern Tennessee while being the Director of the Acute Pain Fellowship. He lives with his wife and two kids in Nashville and enjoys concerts, cycling, and traveling in his free time.


  • Fellowship Orientation
  • Anticoagulants Interactions in Regional Anesthesia
  • Neuraxial Techniques Spinal/Epidural
  • Upper Extremity blocks: Cervical, supraclavicular, Distal UE extremity
  • Truncal blocks: Intercostal
  • Lower Extremity blocks: SPANK, distal saphenous, selective tibial, lateral femoral cutaneous, infragluteal, transgluteal, subgluteal
  • Perineural Catheter Indications, Techniques, and Equipment
  • Diagnosis and Management of Complications of Regional Anesthesia
  • Enhanced Surgical Recovery from Anesthesia Protocols
  • Nonsurgical Acute Pain Management
  • DBAP 820 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology: Regional Anesthesia
  • DNAP 830 Informatics and Educational Curriculum, Instruction, Evaluation: Application & Practice