Luci New is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). She graduated from the Carolina's Medical Center (CMC) Nurse Anesthesia Program in 1995 and received a Master of Science in nursing from UNC Charlotte in 1996. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 31 years. She first graduated with an associate’s degree of nursing from Macon Junior College in 1987 and received a bachelor's of science degree from Georgia College 1991. She currently practices as a CRNA at Atrium Healthcare Northeast in Concord, NC.
Luci serves as the clinical coordinator for the Wake Forest Nurse Anesthesia Program (WFNAP) at Atrium, helping SRNAs obtain valuable clinical experience. She also serves as an adjunct faculty and committee member at WFNAP. She was the President of the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 2019.
Why did you choose to get your DNP at Wake Forest?
“I love my involvement with the WFNAP and the education of anesthesia students. I’ve had the desire to get my DNP degree for several years, and due to my involvement with WFNAP, it was the only program I considered for my educational journey. I am thrilled and honored to be part of the inaugural class”, states Luci.
“I’ve had the desire to get my DNP degree for several years. Due to my involvement with WFNAP, it was the only program I considered for my educational journey. I am thrilled and honored to be part of the inaugural class.”-Luci New, MSN, CRNA, DNP Class of 2020
Outside of Wake Forest
Luci is married to John Wassel and has two young adult children, Julian and Ashley. She also has two dogs, Gracie and Mermaid. She enjoys running, cooking, reading and travel.