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Nurse Anesthetist DNP

Program accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Anesthesia program is offered through a partnership with the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia.  The programs at Metropolitan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

This DNP program is approved as an APRN preparation program by the:

Minnesota Board of Nursing
1210 Northland Drive  #120
Mendota Heights, MN  55120
Phone: 612-317-3000
Fax: 612-688-1841
Toll Free: 888-234-2690 FREE (MN, IA, ND, SD, WI) TTY: 800-627-3529
Minnesota Board of Nursing (website), nursing.board@state.mn.us 

The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).  MSA has been approved by the COA to affiliate with Metropolitan State University as the degree granting institution for the nurse anesthesia cohort starting in Fall 2019.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
222 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL  60068-4010
847-692-7050

The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia with Metropolitan State University offer a 91 credit program in nurse anesthesia. MSA is operated by seven member hospitals: Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center, North Memorial Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis; and United Hospitals and HealthEast in St. Paul. HealthEast hospitals used by the school include: Woodwinds, St. John’s, and St. Joseph’s. Clinical experience is provided in the member hospitals on a rotating basis. Each student rotates to five of the nine facilities during the program. Students also receive experience in a pediatric facility and in a rural hospital.

Graduates earn their Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia. Graduates are prepared to practice in a wide variety of settings and to utilize diverse methods of administering a safe anesthetic.

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Program eligibility requirements

Admission Requirements (Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Anesthesia)

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program must meet the admission requirements of the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia and Metropolitan State University College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

These include:

  1. Complete an application file for the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia by May 31, through NursingCAS. A completed MSA supplementary application with an application fee ($100) must also be received by the school prior to the application deadline.
  2. Graduate from High School (or possess GED).
  3. Possess an appropriate baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Degrees must be completed and final transcripts submitted through NursingCAS prior to matriculation. Appropriate degrees include:
    1. Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing
    2. Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing plus another appropriate science-based baccalaureate degree – i.e. chemistry, biology, etc. (MSN only)
  4. Possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater.
  5. Possess an unencumbered license as a registered professional nurse and/or APRN in the United States.
  6. Prior to the application deadline, complete one year (1 FTE) of nursing experience in a critical care setting within the last three years. (Operating room, emergency room, post-anesthesia recovery and ground/flight transport nursing experience DO NOT fulfill this requirement.)
  7. Complete an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level chemistry course from a regionally accredited institution within the past five years from the beginning of the semester for which you are applying – avoid introductory chemistry courses. (Example: For Spring 2022 start date, a chemistry course must be taken Spring semester 2017 or after).
  8. A graduate-level statistics course will be required prior to matriculation to those accepted into any DNP cohort – information about this will be provided to those granted admission to the program.
  9. Possess American Heart Association basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) recognition. Maintain BLS, ACLS, and PALS recognition through graduation. (see note below)
  10. Complete the interview process.
  11. Complete a physical examination.

Application Procedures for Spring 2022 DNP Cohort:

The DNP application for matriculation in Spring 2022 is now open. Interviews have been extended to our MSN 2021 applicants. If you did not get an interview and are interested in applying for the DNP 2022 cohort, please follow the application process in NursingCAS for the DNP Spring 2022 application. As stated below, the deadline for this application is May 31, 2021.

The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia utilizes NursingCAS for online application processing. 

If you are applying to the Spring 2022 DNP cohort, in addition to the NursingCAS application, please complete the following supplemental application – Spring 2022 Supplemental Application – and mail with $100 check to Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, 1000 County Road E West, #230, Shoreview, MN 55126. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the supplemental application and application fee have been received by the school prior to the deadline. NursingCAS applications will not be reviewed by the Admission Committee without a corresponding supplemental application and fee. Failure of delivery of the supplemental application and supplemental fee to the school by any postal service is not the fault of the school and will not be taken into consideration after the deadline.

Your NursingCAS application must be verified and we must be in receipt of your supplementary application (above) and supplementary application fee prior to the application deadline to be considered for the cohort that matriculates Spring 2022. Please understand that it can take NursingCAS up to four weeks to verify an application – plan your application accordingly. Your application will not be considered if it is not verified by the deadline – NO EXCEPTIONS

ALTHOUGH THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT REQUIRED TO APPLY, THEY ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO MATRICULATION:

BLS, ACLS and PALS Recognition. A current copy of American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS recognition must be on file with the school.

Complete a chemistry course from a regionally accredited college or university within the past five years from the beginning of the semester for which you are applying (Example: For Spring 2022 start date, a chemistry course must be taken Spring semester 2017 or after). The school does not recommend any specific chemistry course to take, however, we recommend that you stay away from introductory courses and look for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses. It can be fully online and does not need to have a lab. This requirement is required to be completed for all accepted applicants with an official transcript sent to either Nursing CAS during the application cycle or directly to the school if completed between the application deadline and the first day of class.

A graduate-level statistics course will be required prior to matriculation to those accepted into any DNP cohort – information about this will be provided to those granted admission to the program.

If accepted, a physical examination and vaccination titers will need to be completed by the applicant’s personal health care provider at the applicant’s expense. The form will be furnished by the School and titers must be sent back to the school with the completed physical form.

Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, 1000 County Rd. E West, #230, Shoreview, MN 55126
Phone: 952-925-5222 | Fax: 952-925-6004

 

Application instructions

Application instructions

Application Procedures

The deadline for completing the application process is Oct. 31 of any year. Complete the current application and follow the NursingCAS application process to be considered.  The application process for Fall 2020 is closed. Watch this site for application procedures for the DNP Spring 2022 start and the MSN start for Fall 2021.

The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia utilizes NursingCAS for online application processing.

The curriculum for the program is based upon the requirements of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Clinical experience is provided at the member hospitals, where over 100,000 surgical procedures are performed annually in all specialty areas. Students are supervised and instructed by anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Each hospital has appointed a clinical coordinator to help manage student clinical experiences. Special experiences include pediatrics and regional anesthesia.

Information

Detailed information on applying to the program may be found on the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia’s website at: Minneapolis School of Anesthesia. Before applying, prospective students are encouraged to send questions to the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia at:

Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
6715 Minnetonka Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

http://www.nurseanesthesia.org/
assist.msa@gmail.com  or school.nursing@metrostate.edu

Program Specific Requirements

This program is offered in partnership with The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia (MSA) and Metropolitan State University's Doctor of Nursing Program. Total Credits 91 (34 Masters Credits and 57 Doctoral Credits).

Please view the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia (MSA) official website for admission and program-specific information at http://www.nurseanesthesia.org/

The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia (MSA) has been approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) to affiliate with Metropolitan State University as the degree-granting institution for the DNP Nurse Anesthesia program.

 

Course requirements

Statistics Pre-Requisites: Must have a graduate level statistics course completed prior to program start date.

NURS 647 Leadership in Health Care Systems

3 credits

This course focuses on the theoretical foundation needed to provide leadership in the management of health care systems and personnel in various settings including in-patient facilities, clinics, long-term care facilities and community health settings. Contemporary and emerging approaches to leadership and management are critiqued. Selected leadership approaches are applied to organizational development and design, planning and marketing, changing roles of workers in organizations, and population health improvement.

Full course description for Leadership in Health Care Systems

ANES 649 Science Principles of Anesthesia

3 credits

The course focus is on scientific principles found in chemistry and physics upon which mechanical, pharmacological and physiologic systems are explained. Students examine physics and general, organic and biochemistry concepts for clinical correlation in nurse anesthesia practice. Specific content areas include measurement, chemical and physical properties of matter, atomic and molecular structures, chemical equations and stoichiometry, reactions, energy relationships, periodicity, bonding, gas laws and solutions. Competence Statement Knows the scientific principles found in chemistry and physics as they apply to mechanical, pharmacological and physiologic systems in nurse anesthesia well enough to apply these principles in nurse anesthesia practice.

Full course description for Science Principles of Anesthesia

ANES 629 Advanced Pharmacology for DNP Anesthesia I

4 credits

The course focus is a comprehensive study of pharmacologic principles of non-anesthesia prescription and non-prescription medications encountered by the nurse anesthetist during provision of care. Emphasis is placed on physiologic actions, therapeutic decision making, and medication management for application in clinical practice. Biotransformation, elimination and molecular mechanisms knowledge will be used to build a scientific foundation for clinical decision-making across the lifespan. Competence Statement: Knows the pharmacologic principles of non-anesthesia medications well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice.

Full course description for Advanced Pharmacology for DNP Anesthesia I

ANES 644 Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice I

2 credits

The course focuses on the study of applied science, biomedical equipment, and foundational principles for safe, evidence-based quality perioperative care. Focus areas will include decision-making and problem solving in perioperative preparation, management and evaluation of anesthesia delivery equipment, monitoring, basic airway management, pharmacological selection, patient risk stratification, and patient care transitions. Competence Statement: Knows and applies the science related to biomedical equipment, anesthesia delivery systems and foundational principles well enough to apply these principles to nurse anesthesia practice.

Full course description for Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice I

NURS 637 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice

2 credits

This course focuses on the use of health care informatics in advanced nursing practice. The development of the science of informatics and information systems are reviewed. Clinical decision making support tools in advanced practice nursing are analyzed. The use of information systems to assist in coding and billing is reviewed. Information systems are used to analyze practice outcomes at the individual and practice group levels compared to national standards. Challenges and opportunities to improve health through the use of information systems are explored. Competence Statement: Knows information systems and technology well enough to be utilized to improve patient care outcomes and health care systems.

Full course description for Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice

ANES 713 Advanced Pharmacology for DNP Anesthesia II

3 credits

The course focus is a comprehensive study of pharmacologic principles of anesthetic medications used by the nurse anesthetist during provision of care. Emphasis is placed on physiologic actions, therapeutic decision making, and medication management for application in clinical practice. Biotransformation, elimination and molecular mechanisms knowledge will be used to build a scientific foundation for clinical decision-making across the lifespan. Competence Statement: Knows the pharmacologic principles of anesthetic medications well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice.

Full course description for Advanced Pharmacology for DNP Anesthesia II

ANES 745 Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice II

2 credits

The course focuses on the study of safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management in normal human physiologic and pathophysiologic states including hematologic, immune, and psychiatric disorders and associated medical and surgical procedures for selected human anatomical systems. The course also focuses on pre-operative evaluation, deep sedation and post-anesthesia care, as well as basic regional techniques, ambulatory, office-based, non-operating room anesthesia care and anesthetic complications. Students will formulate care management strategies based on ethical, scientific and pharmacologic principles, safety, quality and evidence-based guidelines and cost effectiveness. Competence Statement: Knows safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice for patients with various pathophysiologic disorders.

Full course description for Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice II

NURS 703 Research Methodology and Advanced Evidence-Based Practice

4 credits

This course focuses on the EBP process, synthesis of evidence while integrating patient concerns, clinical expertise, and judgement into clinical decisions, critically appraising evidence appropriate to clinical management of patient conditions and issues. Emphasis is placed on the application of analytic methods to critically appraise scientific literature in the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice. Competence Statement: Knows research methodology and evidence-based practice principles well enough to formulate an evidence-based practice plan specific to the patient diagnosis and management.

Full course description for Research Methodology and Advanced Evidence-Based Practice

NURS 708 Epidemiology and Population Health

3 credits

This course focuses on analyzing epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, and other appropriate scientific data related to population health. The student applies this knowledge to develop a plan to improve population health status. The intervention plan addresses health promotion and disease prevention efforts related to health inequity for diverse populations. A global perspective of population health is incorporated into advanced nursing practice roles. This course includes 50 practicum hours in population health assessment and intervention planning. Competence Statement: Knows the concepts and principles of epidemiology, prevention, and population health well enough to develop a evidence based intervention for a vulnerable population related health issue.

Full course description for Epidemiology and Population Health

ANES 746 Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice III

3 credits

The course focuses on the study of safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management in normal human physiologic and pathophysiologic states, including cardiac, respiratory, endocrine, renal, genitourinary, hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal, and associated medical and surgical procedures for selected human anatomical systems. Students will formulate care management strategies based on ethical, scientific and pharmacologic principles, safety, quality and evidence-based guidelines and cost effectiveness. Competence Statement: Knows safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice for patients with various pathophysiologic disease states.

Full course description for Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice III

NURS 616 Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice

2 credits

This course focuses on the advanced, comprehensive assessment of individuals across the lifespan. A holistic, nursing theoretical framework provides the structure for the course. The course builds on the students' knowledge and skills of basic physical assessment, anatomy and physiology, and provides a foundation for the advance practice nurse to evaluate the health of individuals across the life span. The course emphasizes documentation, and practice skills necessary for advanced communication, biopsychosocial and physical assessment, critical diagnostic reasoning, and clinical decision-making. Students acquire advanced knowledge and skills through a case based, problem focused learning framework that integrates theoretical, empirical, and experience-based practical knowledge. Competence Statement: Knows the principles of holistic health assessment well enough to apply these skills and techniques in a simulated setting.

Full course description for Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 616L Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice Lab

2 credits

This laboratory experience focuses on the application of skills taught in N616. Students will practice interview skills, physical exam techniques and assessments across the lifespan. Demonstration of complete physical exam is required for course completion. Competence Statement: Knows the skills and techniques of a holistic assessment well enough to obtain a complete health history perform an age appropriate complete physical exam and problem focused physical exam, and provide age appropriate health promotion and anticipatory guidance across the lifespan.

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NURS 636 Labs and Diagnostics for Advanced Practice Nursing

1 credits

This course focuses on the knowledge needed to interpret common laboratory and diagnostic tests encountered in advanced practice nursing. Content includes recognizing, analyzing and interpreting normal and abnormal laboratory and diagnostic findings within the context of patient care. Attributes, strengths and limitations of common diagnostics are reviewed to guide clinical decision-making. Competence Statement: Knows interpretation of common laboratory and diagnostics tests well enough to apply to the provision of care as an advanced practice nurse.

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NURS 700 Advanced Nursing Science

3 credits

This course focuses on the philosophy of science in nursing and its application to practice inquiry and practice knowledge development. Theories, models, and concepts that inform advanced nursing practice are systematically examined and evaluated. Students analyze the foundations of middle-range theories and explore application of theory to doctoral advanced nursing practice.

Full course description for Advanced Nursing Science

NURS 749 Resource Management and Finance for Health Care

3 credits

This course focuses on mastering the knowledge and strategies essential for financial and human resource development and oversight within the health care delivery environment. The relationships between health care economics, human resource management, and health policy within organizations are analyzed. Strategic and business planning principles and approaches are presented and applied. Competence Statement: Knows the principles of financial management and human resource development well enough to critically appraise a health care issue and analyze the personnel impacts, costs and benefits, and cost effectiveness of a proposed solution.

Full course description for Resource Management and Finance for Health Care

NURS 751 Health Policy and Advocacy

3 credits

This course focuses on the analysis of regulations and policies that impact health and health care. Students analyze health issues and the social, economic, and political implications of current and proposed policies. Students compare health policies and health outcomes within a global context to evaluate alternative approaches to advancing health equity. Students learn to develop and implement appropriate strategies to influence policy makers and educate others. Students will complete a minimum of 25 hours on a public policy advocacy project. Competence Statement: Knows the principles and concepts of health policy well enough to provide leadership to design, implement, and advocate for policies that advance health.

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NURS 741 Pre-Scholarship

1 credits

This course focuses on establishing a community site that serves as the location for the DNP scholarship project. This course applies prior program content in application to a DNP scholarship project. Students may accrue up to 10 scholarship hours. Competence Statement: Know concepts from previous DNP program courses well enough to initiate a DNP scholarship project.

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NURS 742 DNP Scholarship Project Assessment

1 credits

This course focuses on conducting a needs assessment and defining the scope of a problem at a community site that will serve as the location for the DNP scholarship project. Students accrue 40 - 50 required hours for their scholarship projects. Competence Statement: Know concepts of needs assessment well enough to identify a practice problem and the scope of a scholarship project.

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NURS 750 DNP Scholarship I

3 credits

This course focuses on developing a proposal for a scholarship project designed to positively influence processes or systems impacting health. Students will identify theoretical underpinnings, analyze scientific evidence, and evaluate the literature applicable to the scholarship project. Students must successfully present the scholarship proposal. Students accrue 100 clinical hours related to the scholarship project. Competence Statement: Knows concepts of project design well enough to develop and successfully present a scholarship project proposal.

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NURS 760 DNP Scholarship II

3 credits

This course focuses on implementing a scholarship project designed to positively influence processes or systems impacting health. Students will lead the scholarship project while collaborating with stakeholders, the scholarship project mentor, and the scholarship project faculty adviser. Students accrue 100 clinical hours related to the scholarship project. Competence Statement: Knows concepts of project management well enough to implement the scholarship project.

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NURS 770 DNP Scholarship III

3 credits

This course focuses on the evaluation of a scholarship project designed to positively influence processes or systems impacting health and the dissemination of the results. Students will evaluate the entire project process, present a plan for sustainability, reflect on his/her role leading the project, and demonstrate accomplishment of program objectives. Students must successfully present the final scholarship project. Students will accrue 100 clinical hours related to the scholarship project. Competence Statement: Knows concepts of project management well enough to evaluate the scholarship project and disseminate the results.

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ANES 634 Advanced Lifespan Physiology and Pathophysiology for Anesthesia I

3 credits

The course focus is an in-depth exploration of specific human normal and abnormal physiology for application in nurse anesthesia practice across the lifespan. Students examine advanced physiologic concepts and the complex relationships with clinical correlation across the lifespan. Competence Statement: Knows the fundamental physiology and pathophysiology of cell physiology, the nervous system, pulmonary, and the cardiovascular system well enough to apply these principles to nurse anesthesia practice

Full course description for Advanced Lifespan Physiology and Pathophysiology for Anesthesia I

ANES 713 Advanced Pharmacology for DNP Anesthesia II

3 credits

The course focus is a comprehensive study of pharmacologic principles of anesthetic medications used by the nurse anesthetist during provision of care. Emphasis is placed on physiologic actions, therapeutic decision making, and medication management for application in clinical practice. Biotransformation, elimination and molecular mechanisms knowledge will be used to build a scientific foundation for clinical decision-making across the lifespan. Competence Statement: Knows the pharmacologic principles of anesthetic medications well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice.

Full course description for Advanced Pharmacology for DNP Anesthesia II

ANES 747 Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice IV

3 credits

The course focuses on the study of safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management in normal human physiologic and pathophysiologic states including skin, musculoskeletal, metabolic, neurologic, cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, as well as difficult airway and otolaryngology diseases, and associated medical and surgical procedures for selected human anatomical systems. Students will formulate care management strategies based on ethical, scientific and pharmacologic principles, safety, quality and evidence-based guidelines and cost effectiveness. Competence Statement: Knows safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice for patients with various pathophysiologic disease states.

Full course description for Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice IV

ANES 748 Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice V

4 credits

The course focuses on the study of safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management in special populations. The course concentrate on normal human physiologic and pathophysiologic states. Age-related populations included are gerontology, obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric patients. Anesthesia care covering traumatic injuries and other specific conditions is included. Students formulate care management strategies based on ethical, scientific and pharmacologic principles, safety, quality and evidence-based guidelines and cost effectiveness. Competence Statement: Knows safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice for patients across the lifespan with and without various pathophysiologic disease states.

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ANES 734P Anesthesia Practicum II

1 credits

Students build on skills developed in practicum I to further develop integration of scientific and anesthetic principles. "Novice" nurse anesthesia students apply evidence-based practice and safety and quality guidelines for American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) or Physical Status (PS) I and II. Students apply evidence-based practice, safety and quality guidelines in psychomotor skills, critical thinking and decision-making as "novice" nurse anesthesia students. Students gain clinical experience caring for the patient with minimal to mild physiological derangements. Competence Statement: Knows the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement an anesthetic care plan for patients with advancing complex physical status, at a novice level, under total supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider.

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ANES 752 Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice VI

3 credits

The course focuses on the study of safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management in acute and chronic pain, radiological principles, and safe practices in non-operating room anesthesia experiences. Competence Statement: Knows safe, evidence-based nurse anesthesia care management well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice for patients with various pathophysiologic disease states and pain clinic management.

Full course description for Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice VI

ANES 735P DNP Anesthesia Practicum III

1 credits

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.

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ANES 623P DNP Anesthesia Practicum I

1 credits

Scientific and anesthetic principles, evidence-based practice and safety & quality guidelines provide the frameworks for development of psychomotor skills, critical thinking and decision-making for the "novice" nurse anesthesia student in simulated and structured perioperative learning experiences. Learning experiences will begin with simulated encounters and will evolve to structured immersion in a clinical setting. 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 novice level, under total supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider.

Full course description for DNP Anesthesia Practicum I

ANES 736P DNP Anesthesia Practicum IV

1 credits

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.

Full course description for DNP Anesthesia Practicum IV

ANES 737P DNP Anesthesia Practicum V

1 credits

Students build on skills developed in practicum IV 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 functionally incapacitated patient who may present emergently (PS IV & IVE). 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 minimal supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider for the PS IV & IVE patient.

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ANES 791 Synthesis of Essential Anesthesia Concepts I

2 credits

This course is the first in a series of two synthesis courses aimed to prepare the nurse anesthesia student for the National Certification Exam (NCE). It is based on directed self-study of textbook materials. This course focuses on the synthesis and integration of critical nurse anesthesia concepts into knowledge necessary for transition into nurse anesthesia practice. Competence Statement: Knows critical nurse anesthesia concepts well enough to complete the concept information sheets and SEE exam at a satisfactory level.

Full course description for Synthesis of Essential Anesthesia Concepts I

ANES 738P DNP Anesthesia Practicum VI

2 credits

Students build on skills developed in practicum V to further develop integration of scientific and anesthetic principles. Proficient 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 patient who is moribund and may present emergently, as well as the organ donor patient. (PS V, VE and VI). Competency Statement: Applies the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement an anesthetic care plan, at a proficient level, under some supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider of the PS V, VE and VI patient.

Full course description for DNP Anesthesia Practicum VI

ANES 792 Synthesis of Essential Anesthesia Concepts II

2 credits

This course is the second in a series of two synthesis courses aimed to prepare the nurse anesthesia student for the National Certification Exam (NCE). It is based on directed self-study review of Anesthesia Practice Exam (APEX) Anesthesia Modules. The focus of this course is application of critical nurse anesthesia concepts necessary for transition into nurse anesthesia independent practice. Competence Statement: Knows critical nurse anesthesia concepts well enough to successfully complete the APEX anesthesia review modules at 75%.

Full course description for Synthesis of Essential Anesthesia Concepts II

ANES 739P DNP Anesthesia Practicum VII

2 credits

Students build on skills developed in practicum IV to further develop integration of scientific and anesthetic principles. Expert 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 patients across the lifespan, special populations, and procedures. Competency Statement Applies the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement an anesthetic care plan, at an expert level, under minimal supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider for patients across the lifespan and for special populations and procedures.

Full course description for DNP Anesthesia Practicum VII