NURS 663

Professional Aspects of Anesthesia I

1 Graduate credit
Effective January 14, 2019 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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 Minnesota School of Anesthesia Program.

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