The Nursing Anesthesia Program is offered as a DNP Degree. The program is nationally recognized and ranked among the best graduate programs in the nation. The program is noted for its cutting-edge approach and is a leader in integrating high-fidelity simulation into its curriculum.
We have been accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Programs since 1995 and have been instrumental in promoting the role of the nurse anesthetist in modern health care.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Certification Examination required to practice as a nurse anesthetist.
The Nursing Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, 547-655-1160.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program in nursing at Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Plan of Study
The DNP core courses provide the foundation of health care policy, evidence-based practice, leadership and systems management that prepares the advanced practice nurse to deliver optimal care in the ever-changing health care.
The NAP is three-year full-time program (nine semesters, 113 credits) that integrates didactic and clinical instruction. The first four semesters of didactic instruction include core DNP courses and experience in the human patient simulation laboratory, where students learn anesthesia techniques and procedures prior to entering the clinical setting.
Students administer sedation, regional and general anesthesia to pediatric and adult patients for all surgical specialties. Over the course of study, students administer on average more than 800 anesthetics over at least 2,000 clinical hours.