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NURS 663 Professional Aspects of Anesthesia I

This course presents a series of topics related to and surrounding the professional discipline of Nurse Anesthesia Competence Statement: Knows the history of anesthesia as it relates to the practice of nurse anesthesia. Knows the regulatory process as they relate to CRNA practice, as well as the basic elements of the AANA, the professional association for CRNAs and SRNAs, and how the AANA promotes the nurse anesthesia practice. Knows basic legal concepts related to healthcare and how they relate to nurse anesthesia practice.

Special information

Restrictions: Admission into the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia program.
1 Graduate credit

Effective January 14, 2019 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Describe the history of anesthesia and relate it to the practice of nurse anesthesia
  • Discuss the process that regulates the CRNA practice
  • Describe the elements of the AANA
  • Apply legal concepts related to healthcare and the nurse anesthesia practice