Caitlin Jean Karcich, MSN, DNP, CRNA, APN-Anesthesia, is a CRNA and has been a member of NJANA since 2015. She is currently serves on the NJANA Board and is actively involved in the association’s lobbying and communications efforts. Caitlin lives in Morris Plains, along with her husband, Anthony and their son, Dominick.
She loves being a CRNA and says, “Taking care of patients during some of the most stressful, overwhelming times in their lives is what matters most to me. I am honored to serve on the board and to represent so many phenomenal CRNA (APN-A) providers.”
In addition to patient care, Karcich has a passion for lobbying that developed while she was a student and noted that a grant from NJANA enabled her to participate in the 2018 Mid-Year Assembly in Washington, D.C. “I lobbied alongside these fearless leaders, to educate legislators about who we are and what we bring to the ever-changing health care table in our country.”
Professionally, she currently provides outstanding anesthesia care for patients at Newark Beth Israel, Saint Barnabas, and Morristown Medical Centers in the areas of general, neuro, obstetrics and pediatrics. She is certified in BLS/ACLS/PALS and as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN).
As an SRNA she worked in major hospitals in New Jersey and New York. As an RN she worked at Morristown Medical Center in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit (Neurosurgical/Trauma/Medical) and Orthopedic Trauma/Orthopedic Spine unit.
Karcich earned a Doctor of Nursing Practices (DNP) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University. She was extremely active as an SRNA serving as a DNP Cohort 1 – Class Representative, Co-Coordinator of the Student-Driven Mentorship Program, and Assistant in the Simulation Lab. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
In addition, she is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists serving as an assistant to the Federal Political Director for the State of New Jersey since 2018 and as a student lobbyist and mentor program participant while an SRNA.