Nursing Practice with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia, DNP

The Doctor of Nursing Practice with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia is a practice-oriented degree designed to prepare nurse anesthetists at the highest level of clinical scholarly practice. Keeping pace with the demands of today’s changing healthcare environment requires clinical experts who have the knowledge and skills to be effective change agents. The program prepares graduates to question practice, search for and critically appraise the best evidence to guide practice, and implement and evaluate the application of best evidence in practice. 

A successful graduate from the program will gain the requisite skill set and leadership expertise to be a critical member of the healthcare team and provide anesthetics to patients throughout the life cycle in diverse settings such as small local hospitals, regional centers, and rural or urban settings for all types of surgery or procedures.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

A grade of B or higher is required in all course work.

Core Requirements 

Required Core
NRSG 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
NRSG 5121Epidemiology and Population Health3
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3
NRSG 6115Health Assessment3
NRSG 6300Healthcare Finance and Marketing3
NRSG 6302Health Policy and Law3
NRSG 6306Health Informatics3
NRSG 7100Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing3
Didactic
NRSG 7500Role/Practice Issues in Nurse Anesthesia3
NRSG 7503Pharmacotherapeutics in Anesthesia and Critical Care Nursing3
NRSG 7506Applied Chemistry, Physics, and Cardiopulmonary Physiology of Anesthesia3
NRSG 7509Advanced Concepts in Nurse Anesthesia Practice3
NRSG 7511Applied Gross Anatomy and Physiology of Anesthesia3
NRSG 7520Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 13
NRSG 7523Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 23
NRSG 7526Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 33
Practicum
NRSG 7530Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 12
NRSG 7533Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 24
NRSG 7536Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 34
Research
NRSG 7105Translating Research Evidence into Practice3
NRSG 7920The Steps to Practice Inquiry: Analyze, Evaluate, Synthesize, and Apply the Evidence3
Project
NRSG 7921DNP Scholarly Project 1: Design and Ethical Consideration of Practice Application3
NRSG 7922DNP Scholarly Project 2: Applying Practice Knowledge—Implementation/Outcomes3
NRSG 7923DNP Scholarly Project 3: Dissemination of Practice Inquiry3
Clinical
NRSG 7540Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 11
NRSG 7543Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 21
NRSG 7546Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 32

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

77 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required