About this program
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
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Minnesota Board of Nursing (website), firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.