We recently talked with Dr. Shubert and Dr. Leyba about their new book, Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia: A Student-Centered Approach, Second Edition. Watch Part 1 of the video interview below for a discussion on why they wrote the book and what makes it unique. In Part 2, the authors discuss the PowerPoint slides and 15 videos which supplement the textbook.

About the Book:

Nurse anesthesia students will welcome the second edition of this text designed for the combined course in chemistry and physics that is required for this program. It is written in a clear, conversational style to counteract the trepidation that often accompanies the study of chemistry and physics, and includes only those core scientific concepts that relate to clinical anesthesia application. Numerous illustrations demonstrate how the scientific concepts relate directly to their clinical application in anesthesia, and plentiful case studies exemplify and reinforce basic concepts. Review question at the end of each chapter facilitate self-assessment.

Part 1 of 2: David Shubert & John Leyba: "Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia"

Part 2 of 2: David Shubert & John Leyba: "Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia"


About the Authors:

David Shubert, PhD, is Dean of the Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of Learning Assessment at Newman University in Kansas. Dr. Shubert co-teaches the Chemistry and Physics course for Nurse Anesthesia with co-author Dr. Leyba. He has taught this combined course for over ten years. Dr. Shubert serves as a Peer Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission and has served as chemical consultant to industry in a variety of capacities. He has served as an expert witness, and has consulted on topics ranging from the custom synthesis of chemicals, to the development of a recycling system. Dr. Shubert is the recipient of twelve grants including several focusing on improving science education and one large grant ($0.5 M) from the National Science Foundation. He has written a multi-media text (CD-ROM) for Organic Chemistry, which has been picked up by Cengage Learning as an online electronic textbook, and has published journal articles in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Journal of Chemical Education. Dr. Shubert's teaching and leadership has been acknowledged multiple times through awards for excellence in teaching (1984, 1995, 2004) and awards for developing outstanding institutional programs (2007 & 2008).

John Leyba, PhD, is Associate Professor of Chemistry and the Chair of the Division of Science and Math at Newman University in Wichita, KS, where he has taught Chemistry and Physics since 2002. In addition, Dr. Leyba teaches in the Sonography and Nurse Anesthesia Programs at Newman. Dr. Leyba previously taught at Clemson University (SC) and has worked in industry for Westinghouse Savannah River Company (SC), both as Sr. Scientist and Principal Scientist, and at Canberra Industries (CO) as Director of Operations and Data Management. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the AAUP Academic Freedom Award (2006), the Newman University Scholarship and Publication Award (2006 & 2009), the Newman University Teaching Excellence Award (2005), the Newman University Special Institution Achievement Award (2010), the Newman University Nurse Anesthesia Program Outstanding Didactic Instructor Award (2009 & 2011), and the Pfizer Fellowship in Chemistry, among others. He has published 29 peer-reviewed articles (research) and 22 technical reports (industry).