Raymond Bonds, DNP, MSN, CRNA

Raymond L Bonds, DNP, MSN, CRNA, Commander, Navy

Name: Raymond L Bonds, DNP, MSN, CRNA, Commander, Navy

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Nurse Anesthesia Program
Director of Clinical Testing & Evaluations/ Site Director
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Jacksonville Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, FL

Research Interests:
Faculty Development, Obstetric Anesthesia, Handoff Communication, Regional Anesthesia
Diabetes Management, Academic Testing

Office Phone: 
(904) 542-7856


Naval Postgraduate School, Healthcare Modeling and Simulation Graduate Certificate Program, 2017
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA (DNP) 2012
Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, (MSN) 2010
University of Phoenix, San Diego, CA, (MSN) 2003
Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA, (BSN) 2000

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • 2017 - AANA State of the Science Poster Presentation, TSNRP Poster/Podium Presentation: Breastfeeding After Surgery: Influencing Postoperative Recommendations.
  • 2016 – AANA State of the Science Poster Presentation, TSNRP Poster/Podium Presentation: Education Program for an Ultrasound-Guided Liposomal Bupivacaine Transverse Abdominis (TAP) Block Protocol for Open Abdominal Procedures.
  • 2015 - AANA State of the Science Poster Presentation, TSNRP Poster/Podium Presentation: Implementation of a Standardized Preoperative Diabetes Medication Management Guideline.
  • 2013 – USU Research Days Poster Presentation: SBAR Tool implementation to Improve Communication, Teamwork, and the Perception of Patient Safety.
  • 2010 - AANA State of the Science Poster Presentation: Evaluation of Postprocedure Cognitive Function Using Three Distinct Standard Sedation Regimens for Endoscopic Procedures.
  • 2007 – Special Assistant to the Commanding Officer: Command Managed Equal Opportunity Director
  • 2006 – Deployment to Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Joint Medical Group
  • 2004 - Deployment to Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Joint Medical Group


  • Dr. Raymond L. Bonds, DNP, CRNA, is the Director of Clinical Testing and Evaluations for the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), Nurse Anesthesia Program. He is the Site Director at the Jacksonville training location, overseeing the clinical training of nurse anesthesia students. Dr. Bonds is a co-coordinator for RNA802, RNA803, RNA804, RNA805, and RNA806 nurse anesthesia clinical courses. Dr. Bonds is a co-coordinator for the Population Health and Healthcare Informatics GSN core courses.
  • Dr. Bonds is a passionate educator who is an advocate for graduate nursing curriculum and faculty development. Since becoming a CRNA in 2010, he has always served as an educator for nurse anesthesia students, initially as a clinical coordinator, then adjunct assistant professor, with an appointment to assistant professor in 2014.
  • Dr. Bonds provides guest lectures at the University of North Florida, Florida State University, and University of South Florida. In 2018, at the Assembly for School Faculty (ASF), Dr. Bonds was elected as a Delegate for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist (AANA) Education Committee from a competitive field of eight candidates. Dr. Bonds is an item writer board for the NBCRNA Continued Professional Certification (CPC) examination.
  • Dr. Bonds is a leader and mentor for scholarly work. He led an interprofessional team to implement an evidence-based handoff tool to improve communication. As a senior mentor, Dr. Bonds guided graduate nursing students to implement an evidence-based system to improve perioperative medication guidance for diabetic patients. Additionally, he mentored students to implement regional anesthesia education to improve anesthesia provider skills with providing transverse abdominis plane (TAP) blocks.
  • Dr. Bonds is currently participating in an evidence-based practice change involving the proper risk stratification and interventions for post-op nausea and vomiting that received grant funding from the Tri-Service Nursing Research Program (TSNRP). Dr. Bonds serves on the editorial board for the Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia (SJNA) and is a reviewer for two nurse anesthesia journals.
  • Dr. Bonds is an active duty Commander in the Navy Nurse Corps with the following awards: Joint Service Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (3), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
  • Dr. Bonds is a member of the AANA, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society.