As experts in operating room safety and efficiency, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide anesthesia care before, during, and after surgery, helping to ensure the best possible outcomes. They perform complete patient assessments, develop and implement anesthesia care plans, and closely monitor patients.
This 35-month, full-time program is a collaborative effort with Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts. In our program, students take advantage of the core courses common to all master of science nursing specialties, learn advanced physiologic and pharmacologic principles, and gain hands-on clinical experience.
The program in nurse anesthesia prepares registered nurses who already possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a minimum of one year of critical care experience for the advanced practice role of nurse anesthetist. The full-time, 70-credit curriculum over 27 months (January start) provides students with core and specialty theory courses and a structured practicum and residency, all of which follow the standards of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists to become certified registered nurse anesthetists.
Upon completing the DNP program in nurse anesthesia, the graduate will be able to:
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Students rotate among 4-6 clinical sites and experience a variety of practice settings both within and outside the AAM system. The program believes it important that students obtain the maximum benefit from their clinical education and for that reason rotations will be decided by need rather than geographic convenience.