Nurse Anesthesia Curriculum

Course schedule example

Doctor of Nursing Practice/Nurse Anesthesia Specialization Curriculum

Total Program Hours: 84

Year 1 (30 total Hours)

Fall 1 (9 hours)

  • NUR 900 - Philosophy of Science (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 673 - Pathophysiology in Advanced Nursing Practice I (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 901 - Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)

Winter Intensive 1 (2 hours)

  • NUR 902 Ethics in Nursing (2 credit hours)

Spring 1 (10 hours)

  • NUR 674 - Pathophysiology in Advanced Nursing Practice II (3 credit hours)
  • STA 660 - Biostatistics (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 641 -Advanced Nursing Assessment (4 credit hours, 90 Clinical hours)

Summer 1 (9 hours)

  • NUR 603 Theory and Concept Analysis in Nursing (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 903 - Principles of Epidemiology (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 939 - Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice I (3 credit hours)

Year 2 (26 total hours)

Fall 2 (10 hours)

  • NUR 631 - Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 642 - Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours, ITV course)
  • NUR 940 - Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II (Clinical: 32 hrs/week, 3 credit hours)
  • NUR 912 - Capstone Residency (Clinical: 45 hours, 1 credit hour)

Winter Intensive 2 – No courses

Spring 2 (10 hours)

  • NUR 905 - Health Care Policy (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 941 Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia I (Clinical: 32 hrs/wk, 6 credit hours)
  • NUR 912 - Capstone Residency (Clinical: 45 hours, 1 credit hour)

Summer 2 (6 hours)

  • NUR 943 - Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia II (Clinical: 40 hours/week, 4 credit hours)
  • NUR 950 - Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia Practice (2 credit hours)

Year 3 (28 total hours)

Fall 3 (10 hours)

  • NUR 906 - Leadership/Management of Systems/Quality Patient Safety (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 945 - Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia III (6 credit hours)
  • NUR 912 - Capstone Residency (Clinical: 45 hours, 1 credit hour)

Winter Intensive 3 – No courses

Spring 3 (10 hours)

  • NUR 946 - Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia IV (Clinical: 40 hrs/week, 5 credit hours)
  • NUR 948 - Senior Seminar I (2 credit hours)
  • NUR 909 Capstone (3 credit hours)

Summer 3 (8 hours)

  • NUR 949 - Professional Aspects and Clinical Residency for Nurse Anesthesia (Clinical: 40 hrs/week, 6 credit hours)
  • NUR 948 - Senior Seminar II (2 credit hours)

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