The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program-Nurse Anesthesia offers a rigorous curriculum in basic science, evidence-based anesthesia practice, and clinical anesthesia. The curriculum consists of an initial 18-month didactic phase followed by 18 months of clinical training.

Through training opportunities in diverse settings (within walking distance of the main campus), you will have the opportunity to explore the range of practice options open to you upon completion of your degree and to gain essential experience to prepare for the career path of your choice.

MS-DNP Track

Master’s prepared CRNAs who are granted advanced standing can complete the curriculum in 24 months with much of the program offered online. The schedule of classes is designed to accommodate working professionals. Most courses are offered in an online format and you will only need to come to campus three times. 

"The hospital networks here allow for a diverse experience and access to expertise that is hard to find anywhere else." - Elijah Bidwell, DNP Student

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree include: 

  • Successful completion of all courses
  • Satisfactory clinical performance
  • Satisfactory completion of the DNP Project in Anesthesia
  • Satisfactory completion of the Comprehensive Examination in Anesthesia
  • Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists