Amy Franckowiak, MS, CRNA

Didactic Faculty

Amy Franckowiak earned her BSN from the University of Michigan and her MS in Anesthesia from the University of Michigan-Flint, where she is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program with a projected completion date of August 2019. She practiced as a licensed registered nurse in the Coronary Intensive Care and Cardiology Step-Down units at the University of Michigan Health System (now Michigan Medicine), and administered anesthesia as a certified registered nurse anesthetist for ten years at C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. She continues to practice anesthesia at Hurley Medical Center.

Research Interests

Ms. Franckowiak has presented professionally at both the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor on renovascular hypertension, Pierre Robin Syndrome, and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) Final Report. Her current research interests include simulation education and preadmission predictors of academic success.

Teaching Interests

In addition to her administrative responsibilities as Educational Coordinator, Ms. Franckowiak teaches Anesthesia Program graduate courses, including Advanced Physical Assessment, Principles of Anesthesia II, Advanced Principles of Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Advanced Pathophysiology I, Management of Acute and Chronic Pain, Crisis Resource Management, and Current Topics in Anesthesia. She also teaches HCR 130 Introduction to Nurse Anesthesia.

Community Engagement

Ms. Franckowiak is a member of three professional organizations, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and the American Health Council. She serves on the Anesthesia Program’s Advisory Committee, Admissions Committee, Clinical Competency Committee, and Scholarly Project Committee. She is a member of the UM-Flint Public Health Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC) and the CHS Clinical Education and Health Affairs Committee. She is a past recipient of the University of Michigan Hazel M. Avery Award for her demonstrated commitment to childbearing families.


Her research, The Effectiveness of 4% Intracuff Lidocaine in Reducing Coughing During Emergence From General Anesthesia in Smokers Undergoing Procedures Lasting Less Than 1.5 Hours, was published in the AANA Journal in April 2008, volume 76, no. 2.