Nurse Anesthesia, CAGS

If you have already earned a master’s degree and seek further preparation in a specialization to qualify for national certification, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is designed to meet your goal. The program is available in all of the specializations and areas of concentration offered within the nursing master’s program: neonatal nurse practitioner; acute-care nurse practitioner; primary care (pediatric, adult, family); psychiatric/mental health (adult, pediatric); nursing administration; and nurse anesthesia.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Prerequisites

A grade of B or higher is required in each course.

NRSG 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3
NRSG 6115Health Assessment3

Requirements

A grade of B or higher is required in each course.

Anesthesia Didactic Courses
NRSG 6320Role/Practice Issues in Nurse Anesthesia3
NRSG 6321Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 13
NRSG 6322Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 23
NRSG 6324Chemistry and Physics in Anesthesia3
NRSG 6325Pharmacotherapeutics in Anesthesia and Critical Care Nursing2
NRSG 6333Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 33
NRSG 6336Advanced Concepts in Nurse Anesthesia Practice3
Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Courses
NRSG 6530Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 12
NRSG 6534Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 24
NRSG 6535Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 34
NRSG 6540Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 11
NRSG 6541Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 21
NRSG 6542Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 31

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

33 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required