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Nurse Anesthesia

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Program Overview

    The Nurse Anesthesia option is designed to provide the professional nurse with an in depth concentration in clinical anesthesia and to prepare graduates of the program to assume the specialized role of nurse anesthetist. Students have the opportunity to contribute as a member of the health care team in providing optimal patient care. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the examination of the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. This doctoral nursing option is a cooperative program between Gannon University and UPMC Hamot. Students must attend full-time in this option.

    Program Director: Donald E Larmon, DNP, CRNA | 814-877-4919 | larmonde@upmc.edu

    Accreditation

    The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). 

    Plan of Study

    First Year – Summer (12 credits, ONLINE) Credits

    • Graduate Statistics (3 Credits)
    • Role Theory and Professional Issues in Nursing (3 Credits)
    • Foundations of Research and Theoretical Frameworks in Nursing (3 Credits)
    • Chemistry and Physics for Anesthesia 1 (3 Credits)

    First Year – Fall (12 credits, ONLINE)

    • Evidence-Based Practice (3 Credits)
    • Epidemiology and the Role of the Clinical Nurse Doctorate (3 Credits)
    • Health Care Informatics (3 Credits)
    • Pharmacology for Anesthesia (3 Credits)

    First Year – Spring (17 credits)

    • Physiology for Anesthesia 1 (4 Credits)  
    • Foundations of Anesthesia 1/Lab/Observation (4 Credits)  
    • Advanced Physical Assessment (3 Credits)  
    • Pharmacology for Anesthesia 2 (3 Credits)
    • Transcultural Influences on Health Care (3 Credits)

    Second Year – Summer (11 credits)

    • Physiology for Anesthesia 2 (3 Credits)  
    • Foundations of Anesthesia Nursing 2/Lab (4 Credits)  
    • Advanced Anesthesia Nursing 1 (3 Credits)
    • Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 1 (1 Credit)  

    Second Year – Fall (7 credits)

    • Physiology for Anesthesia 3 (2 Credits)  
    • Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 2 (2 Credits)
    • Leadership and Health Policy (3 Credits)  

    Second Year – Spring (11 credits)

    • Advanced Anesthesia Nursing 2 (3 Credits)
    • Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 3 (2 Credits)  
    • Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Practice Nursing (3 Credits)  
    • Professional Practice issues in Nurse Anesthesia (3 Credits)  

    Third Year – Summer (5 credits)

    • Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 4 (2 Credits)
    • Evidence Based Project / Specialty Practice Implementation (3 Credits)

    Third Year – Fall (4 credits)

    • Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 5 (2 Credits)
    • Evidence Based Project / Specialty Practice Dissemination (2 Credits)

    Third Year – Spring (2 credits)

    • Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 6 (2 Credits)

    *ONLINE course

     

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