The Doctor of Nursing Practice 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.
Northeastern University regulations for transfer credit are published in this catalog. The transfer policy specific to this doctoral program is defined as a maximum of 9 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of credit earned at another institution may be accepted toward the degree being pursued at Northeastern, provided the credits:
- Consist of work taken at the graduate level for graduate credit
- Carry grades of 3.000 or better
- Have been earned at an accredited institution
- Have not been used toward any baccalaureate or advanced degree or certificate at another institution
- Transfer credits must be approved by the program administrator and course faculty
Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
A grade of B or higher is required in all coursework.
|NRSG 5117||Advanced Pharmacology||2|
|NRSG 5121||Epidemiology and Population Health||3|
|NRSG 5126||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice||3|
|NRSG 6115||Health Assessment||3|
|NRSG 6300||Healthcare Finance and Marketing||3|
|NRSG 6302||Health Policy and Law||3|
|NRSG 6306||Health Informatics||3|
|NRSG 7100||Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NRSG 7500||Role/Practice Issues in Nurse Anesthesia||3|
|NRSG 7503||Pharmacotherapeutics in Anesthesia and Critical Care Nursing||3|
|NRSG 7506||Applied Chemistry, Physics, and Cardiopulmonary Physiology of Anesthesia||3|
|NRSG 7509||Advanced Concepts in Nurse Anesthesia Practice||3|
|NRSG 7511||Applied Gross Anatomy and Physiology of Anesthesia||3|
|NRSG 7520||Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 1||3|
|NRSG 7523||Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 2||3|
|NRSG 7526||Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 3||3|
|NRSG 7530||Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 1||3|
|NRSG 7533||Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 2||3|
|NRSG 7536||Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 3||4|
|NRSG 7105||Translating Research Evidence into Practice||3|
|NRSG 7920||The Steps to Practice Inquiry: Analyze, Evaluate, Synthesize, and Apply the Evidence||3|
|NRSG 7921||DNP Scholarly Project 1: Design and Ethical Consideration of Practice Application||3|
|NRSG 7922||DNP Scholarly Project 2: Applying Practice Knowledge—Implementation/Outcomes||3|
|NRSG 7923||DNP Scholarly Project 3: Dissemination of Practice Inquiry||3|
|NRSG 7540||Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 1||1|
|NRSG 7543||Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 2||2|
|NRSG 7546||Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 3||2|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
77 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required