Stephanie Dunaway received her undergraduate degree in nursing in 1998 from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She then worked as a critical care nurse for five years at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana before returning to LSUHSC in 2004 to begin her graduate education.
Stephanie received her Master of Nursing degree specializing in nurse anesthesiology in 2007 from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She is board certified in nurse anesthesiology by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists. Stephanie has been practicing nurse anesthesiology since 2007.