UT Tyler


Carol Rizer, DNP, APRN, CRNA-ret.

Carol Rizer, DNP, APRN, CRNA-ret.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Nursing
Building: BRB 1095
Email: crizer@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.681.4372


2013 - Doctor of Nursing Practice- in Clinical Nursing Practice

Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK; Clinical Dissertation: Proving Competence:  Evidence of Excellence in Nurse Anesthesia Practice

1994 - Master of Science- in Nursing

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

1988 - Bachelor of Science- in Nursing

The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

1980 - Bachelor of Science- in Biomedical Science

                Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

See Full Curriculum Vitae


Professional Certificates and Licensures

1994-2016 - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

1994-present - Advanced Practice Nursing License

1988-present - Registered Nurse

1986-present - Basic Life Support

1989-2017 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Spring 2012 - Evidence Based Practice Mentorship Certification, Ohio State Univ.



Learner, Strategic, Responsibility, Achiever, Belief


Clinical Practice Experience

23 years of Clinical Anesthesia Experience, including proficiency in general, regional and total IV anesthetic techniques, including spinal anesthesia, labor epidurals and retro-bulbar eye blocks.  Proficient in care of ASA Class I-VI patients with experience in trauma, critical care, general surgery, orthopedics, major vascular, obstetrical/gynecological, pain management, and pediatric dental rehab.   


Research Interests

Research to Clinical Practice Topics



Complementary Therapies, including Mindfulness and Tai Chi


Teaching Interests

Advanced Health Assessment for Family Nurse Practitioners

Advanced Practice Nursing

Nurse Practitioner track curriculum

Acute Care-related courses



Lead faculty for Advanced Health Assessment for the Nurse Practitioner

Administrator, InTune ANEW Traineeship HRSA grant, 2017-2019, $1,399,999

Faculty Mentor, Doctor of Nurse Practice Program
Administrator, HRSA INTUNE Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grant, 2019-2023; $2,800,000
Mentor, Presidential Fellow- 2019-present

UT Tyler