Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator
Jayne Cromer CRNA, DNP
PH 402.552.3621  TF 800.647.5500

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the MSN requirements for Nurse Anesthesia, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Support patient safety through vigilance and protection from complications. (Critical thinking; Technology)
  2. Demonstrate competence in the perianesthesia management of patients by delivering individualized, culturally competent care across the life span. (Diversity; Technology)
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking, responsibility and accountability by applying evidenced-based concepts to decision-making and problem solving when assessing, diagnosing, managing, and evaluating perianesthesia care.  (Critical Thinking; Technology)
  4. Develop interpersonal communication skills promoting the effective exchange of information and collaboration while respecting patient privacy and maintaining confidentiality. (Communication; Technology)
  5. Develop a leadership style integrating critical thinking and facilitating professional collaboration. (Professionalism; Critical Thinking)
  6. Demonstrate professionalism, including a commitment to academic and personal integrity. (Professionalism)

Service Learning

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence. All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service course identified by the symbol ◊.

Program requires Health and Safety – View Health and Safety Information

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 Core Requirement Courses for Nurse Anesthesia (19 semester hours) Semester Hours
GR 798 Essentials of Scholarly Writing 1
NS 799 Role Transition 1
AN 859 Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia 3
AN 901 Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar  I 2
AN 902 Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar  II 2
AN 903 Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar  III 2
AN 904 Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar  IV 2
NS 812 Research Design and Methods I 3
AN 931 Senior Project I 1
AN 932 Senior Project II 1
AN 933 Senior Project III 1
    Total 19
Specialty Option Courses in Nurse Anesthesia (75 total hours = 19 hours core + 56 hours specialty courses) Semester Hours
AN 851 Advanced Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology I 6
AN 852 Advanced Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology II 6
AN 853 Advanced Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology III 2
AN 806 Cadaver Applications in Anatomy 2
AN 806L Cadaver Applications in Anatomy Lab 2
AN 876 Advanced Pharmacology I 3
AN 877 Advanced Pharmacology II 3
AN 878 Advanced Pharmacology III 2
AN 872◊ Principles of Anesthesia I 4
AN 872L Principles of Anesthesia I Lab 1
AN 873 Principles of Anesthesia II 4
AN 873L Principles Anesthesia II Lab 1
AN 830 Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia 3
AN 858 Scientific Foundations 3
AN 951 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum I 3
AN 952 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum II 3
AN 953 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum III 3
AN 954 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum IV 3
AN 955 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum V 3
    Total 57