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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Ryan C. Nau, CRNA


  • National Board Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetist
  • Member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
  • Member of the Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certifications


  • Residency Training: Trained in Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio
  • Graduate: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Undergrad: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Work Experience

Ryan Nau is a certified registered nurse anesthetist. He has been administering a full scope of anesthesia services in mostly rural settings for over 12 years. He performs general, monitored anesthesia care (MAC) and regional anesthesia for all of the surgical services offered at Pioneers Medical Center, with a focus on orthopedics. His patient care philosophy involves providing safe, quality anesthesia care to the rural communities of Colorado.

Ryan specializes in:

  • Orthopedics anesthesia
  • Obstetrical anesthesia
  • Neuro-anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia techniques

In addition, he has experience using Ketamine for treating pain and for treatment-resistant depression.


In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his two children. His favorite activities include snowboarding in the backcountry, mountain biking and riding his motocycle.