Nurse Anesthesia

The nurse anesthesia concentration is designed to educate critical care registered nurses in the nurse anesthetist role across the lifespan.  Upon completion, graduates are able to exercise advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and expanded responsibility, as well as become accountable for planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based strategies. Graduates are awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination of the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.

CodeTitleClock HoursTotal Units
LecLabClinicalTotal
Core
NGRD 651Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice40404.0
NGRD 652Health-Care Systems Leadership40404.0
NGRD 653Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy40404.0
NGRD 654Social Determinants of Health40404.0
NGRD 655Health Systems Finance40404.0
NGRD 656Outcomes Assessment for Strategic Planning40404.0
NGRD 657Intermediate Statistics40404.0
NGRD 658Translational Research for Advanced Practice40404.0
NGRD 659Writing for Publication40404.0
RELE 564Ethics and Health Disparities30303.0
RELR 525Health Care and the Dynamics of Christian Leadership30303.0
RELT 557Theology of Human Suffering30303.0
Concentration
NGRD 571Advanced Role for the Nurse Anesthetist I20202.0
NGRD 572Advanced Role for the Nurse Anesthetist II20202.0
NGRD 573Scientific Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice40404.0
NGRD 574Anesthesia Equipment and Technology20202.0
NGRD 575Advanced Clinical Anatomy for the Nurse Anesthetist I1030402.0
NGRD 576Advanced Clinical Anatomy for the Nurse Anesthetist II1030402.0
NGRD 577Advanced Physiology for the Nurse Anesthetist40404.0
NGRD 578Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology for the Nurse Anesthetist I40404.0
NGRD 579Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology for the Nurse Anesthetist II40404.0
NGRD 580Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthetists3030604.0
NGRD 581Advanced Pharmacology for the Nurse Anesthetist I60606.0
NGRD 582Advanced Pharmacology for the Nurse Anesthetist II20202.0
NGRD 583Advanced Pharmacology for the Nurse Anesthetist III20202.0
NGRD 584Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice I3030604.0
NGRD 585Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II3030604.0
NGRD 586Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice III40404.0
NGRD 587Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice IV40404.0
Clinical
NGRD 590Clinical Practicum I2002002.0
NGRD 591Clinical Practicum II2002002.0
NGRD 592Clinical Practicum III2002002.0
NGRD 593Clinical Practicum IV2002002.0
NGRD 594Clinical Practicum V4004004.0
NGRD 595Clinical Practicum VI4004004.0
NGRD 596Clinical Practicum VII4004004.0
NGRD 597Clinical Practicum VIII4004004.0
NGRD 598Clinical Practicum IX4004004.0
DNP Project
NGRD 667DNP Proposal Development2030503.0
NGRD 669ADNP Practice Inquiry Project101201304.0
NGRD 669BDNP Practice Inquiry Project101201304.0
NGRD 669CDNP Practice Inquiry Project480842.0
NGRD 669DDNP Practice Inquiry Project480842.0
NGRD 669EDNP Practice Inquiry Project480842.0
NGRD 669FDNP Practice Inquiry Project480842.0
Total Units101674028004556148

Normal time to complete the program

Thirty-nine (39) months (14 academic quarters) based on full-time enrollment