Nursing Anesthesia, MS
The nurse anesthesia program is housed in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, which encourages interdisciplinary collaboration with other healthcare disciplines. This high level of integration is part of what has made us one of the highest nationally ranked programs in the Northeast in the U.S. News and World Report ranking.
Northeastern offers a traditional masterʼs degree, an accelerated masterʼs for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), and participation in the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia.
Students graduate in May each year and are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for nurse anesthetists, administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.
Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The nurse anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for the maximum allowable 10 years through May 2024 (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001).
- Pass rate for first-time test takers on the National Certification Exam (NCE) offered through the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) for the graduating class in 2016 was 80 percent.
- The employment rate for the class that graduated in 2016 was 100 percent within three months of graduation.
- The attrition rate for the class that graduated in 2016 was 4 percent.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
A grade of B or higher is required in all course work.
|NRSG 5118||Healthcare System and Professional Role Development||3|
|NRSG 5121||Epidemiology and Population Health||3|
|Anesthesia Didactic Courses|
|NRSG 6320||Role/Practice Issues in Nurse Anesthesia||3|
|NRSG 6321||Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 1||3|
|NRSG 6322||Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 2||3|
|NRSG 6324||Chemistry and Physics in Anesthesia||3|
|NRSG 6325||Pharmacotherapeutics in Anesthesia and Critical Care Nursing||2|
|NRSG 6333||Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 3||3|
|NRSG 6336||Advanced Concepts in Nurse Anesthesia Practice||3|
|NRSG 5117||Advanced Pharmacology||2|
|NRSG 5126||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice||3|
|NRSG 6115||Health Assessment||3|
|Complete a minimum of 2 semester hours of elective course work.||2|
|Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Courses|
|NRSG 6530||Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 1||2|
|NRSG 6534||Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 2||4|
|NRSG 6535||Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 3||4|
|NRSG 6540||Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 1||1|
|NRSG 6541||Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 2||1|
|NRSG 6542||Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 3||1|
|NRSG 7105||Translating Research Evidence into Practice||3|
|NRSG 7110||Evidence-Based Practice Research Application||2|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
54 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required