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NURS 673P Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I

Course Description: This is the first in a series of six clinical practicum courses. In this practicum, students observe and then practice beginning skills in assessment, planning, and implementation/delivery while being continuously monitored and mentored by licensed/certified anesthesia providers in MSA member hospitals throughout the Twin Cities. Students complete a minimum of 120 hours of supervised practicum as a student nurse anesthetist. Competence Statement: Knows the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement a basic anesthetic care plan, at a beginner level, under total supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider.


Special information

Restrictions: Admission into the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia program. Prerequisites: Prior to taking this course, you must have successfully completed the following courses or have instructor consent: NURS 661, NURS 662, NURS 667. Note: Clinical dates and time with be coordinated with the students and the individual clinical coordinators at member hospitals.
1 Graduate credit

Effective May 12, 2019 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Observe and conduct preanesthetic assessment technique.
  • Observe and learn anesthesia care plan formulation.
  • Observe and complete a room set-up for an anesthetic case.
  • Observe and complete a complete medical record for an anesthetic case.
  • Observe and practice the process of an anesthetic induction.
  • Observe and practice the process of anesthetic management.
  • Observe and practice the process of anesthetic emergence.
  • Observe and practice post-anesthesia care handoff to recovery room personnel.
  • Demonstrate professional and personal responsibility in all clinical interactions.
  • Follow universal precautions in all patient contact.