The DNP-Nursing Anesthesia program educates advanced nurse clinicians for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles with focus on care of patients during anesthesia. This doctoral-level education provides the clinical, policy, leadership expertise to improve health care outcomes. The program enables nurses to become expert nurse leaders and collaborators in solving health care problems in systems. Students administer sedation, regional and general anesthesia to pediatric and adult patients for a wide variety of surgical specialties including general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, obstetrics, thoracic, vascular, cardiac and neurology. Students administer on average more than 800 anesthetics over at least 2,000 clinical hours. Graduates are eligible for the National Certification Examination required to practice as a nurse anesthetist. The program has a 100% overall national certification pass rate and over 90% first-time-taken pass rate.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/CCNE/reports/accprog.asp).
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