DNP Anesthesia Practicum III

1 Graduate credit
Effective December 13, 2020 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Students build on skills developed in practicum II to further develop integration of scientific and anesthetic principles. "Advanced beginner'' nurse anesthesia students apply evidence- based practice and safety & quality guidelines for PS I & II patients. Students gain clinical experience in caring for the patient with minimal to mild physiological derangement's who presents for emergency surgical or medical care (PS IE and IIE). Competence Statement: Applies the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement an anesthetic care plan, at an advanced beginner level, under moderate supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider.

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze biomedical equipment and supplies for relevance, accuracy and safety for quality patient care
  • Appraise patient's health and functional risk status for safe diagnostic, surgical and anesthetic care
  • Formulate cost-effective, evidence-based plans of care based on patient's physical status, procedural or diagnostic needs;
  • Administer safe, culturally competent care based on evidence and ethical principles;
  • Communicate effectively with patients, family and other healthcare providers;
  • Employ reflective practice to improve patient outcomes and quality of care; and
  • Exhibit professional leadership behaviors of responsibility, accountability and integrity.
  • Apply ethical principles to nurse anesthesia care.