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ANES 736P DNP Anesthesia Practicum IV

Students build on skills developed in practicum Ill to further develop integration of scientific and anesthetic principles. "Competent" nurse anesthesia students apply scientific and anesthetic principles, evidence-based practice and safety & quality guidelines to psychomotor skills, critical thinking and decision-making. Students gain clinical experience in caring for the more complex patient who may present emergently (PS Ill & IIIE). Competence Statement: Applies the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement an anesthetic care plan, at a "competent" level, under moderate supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider.


Special information

Prerequisite: Admission into the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia/Metro State DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program and ANES 735P.
1 Graduate credit

Effective December 13, 2020 to present

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.
  • Exhibit professional leadership behaviors of responsibility, accountability and integrity.
  • Apply ethical principles to nurse anesthesia care.