Dr. Derrick Glymph is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Nursing in the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences and a Colonel in the United States Army Reserves. Dr. Glymph started his over 20 year career in nursing as a licensed practical nurse and continued to advanced practice Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
He also serves on the editorial board for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal and is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Dr. Glymph is a Governor appointed member of the Florida Board of Nursing. He also holds a staff appointment with Miami Beach Anesthesiology Associates. He has been involved in clinical practice, teaches in classroom, simulation center in the NWCNHS Department of Nurse Anesthetist Practice.
Starting his career with an Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing from Norfolk State University in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Nurse Anesthesia Practice degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004 and 2010, respectively, Glymph transitioned from a License Practical Nurse to a Registered Nurse and finally to an advanced practice Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
In addition, Dr. Glymph holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves and serves as Chief Anesthetist of the 4224th United States Army Hospital, USAR. Dr. Glymph experiences include Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan along with multiple leadership positions in the military. His research interests include patient safety, simulation, professional advocacy, evidence-based practice, community education, and personal/professional transformation mentorship.
During his tenure as a ranking faculty member, he has championed a diverse CRNA faculty and nurse anesthesia cohorts. Dr. Glymph has written nurse anesthesia articles for publication in peer-review journals and presented at numerous international conferences.
He is an expert in novel academic and clinical training geared towards tackling Opioid Use Disorder by encouraging pain management and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) certification of future healthcare providers.
Looking back at his impressive career to date, Dr. Glymph attributes his success to his mentors, receiving good advice, and to his hard work. He remains affiliated with Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association and is the proud recipient of numerous awards including, the Legacy Award in 2015, the Nursing Excellence Award and the Community Service Award from Norfolk State University in 2008, the Nurse Anesthesia Research Award from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004 and the Program Director Outstanding Student Researcher Award from the AANA Foundation in 2004. This is in addition to various online teaching awards.