Crystal Hansen, DNP

Crystal L Hansen, DNP, Major, Army

Name: Crystal L Hansen, DNP, Major, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program
Title: 
Deputy Program Director
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Evaluating best practices in endoscope storage time following high-level disinfection
Utilization of the CNS within the Surgical Services Product Line; Standardization of surgical wound classification; Evidence-based mock code training for surgical staff; Evaluation of ophthalmic surgical preps for iodine-allergic patients

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-1201

Education

Dr. Hansen completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the Radford
University in Radford, Virginia in 2004.
Dr. Hansen continued her education and completed a Master
of Science in Nursing from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in
2012. Dr. Hansen later went on to complete a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
in 2015 from the University of Alabama.

Biography

Dr. Crystal Hansen is Deputy Director of the AdultGerontology
Clinical Nurse Specialist Program.
Dr. Hansen has over 11 years of experience with the U.S.
Army as Active Duty. She received her commission in the Army in
2004 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) while
completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the Radford
University in Radford, Virginia.
Dr. Hansen continued her education and completed a Master
of Science in Nursing from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in
2012. She became an Adult Acute/Critical Care Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
(CNS) in 2013. Dr. Hansen later went on to complete a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
in 2015 from the University of Alabama evaluating best practices in endoscope storage
time following high-level disinfection. Other scholarly interest for Dr. Hansen include
utilization of the CNS within the Surgical Services Product Line, standardization of
surgical wound classification, evidence-based mock code training for surgical staff, and
evaluation of ophthalmic surgical preps for iodine-allergic patients.
Dr. Hansen has served in various locations as an Army Nurse to include
Medical/Surgical staff nurse on the General Surgery Ward and Surgical Admissions
Center at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI; Operating Room Staff Nurse to
include Ophthalmology and Plastics/Reconstruction Surgical Service Head Nurse and the
68D Phase II Clinical Preceptor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC;
Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist, Head Nurse/CNOIC Operating Room/ Operative
Services Director for the Surgical Services Service Line (3SL) at Carl R. Darnall Army
Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas. She is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom
having served as the Head Nurse of the Operating Room for the Americans, British, and
Danish, at Camp Bastion with the 14th and 28th Combat Support Hospital located in
Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Dr. Hansen honors and awards include the Meritorious Service Medals (2), Army
Commendation Medals (2) and Army Achievement Medals (4). She has received the
USUSH Board of Regents Award 2012, Federal Nursing Service Chiefs Award, Military
Officers Association of America Outstanding Student Award, Distinguished Academic
Performance Award, and 2012 Dean’s Award for Poster Presentation from the Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences.