Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator
Jayne Cromer M.S., C.R.N.A.
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 demonstrate:

  1. Capability to analyze and use principles of anesthesia practice to function independently.
  2. Ability to apply critical thinking and creative reasoning to anesthesia nursing theory and practice.
  3. Communication orally and in writing of support for the contribution of the nurse anesthetist in an evolving health care environment.
  4. Commitment to continuing scholarship and beginning competence in use of research methods and research findings in the solution of problems that arise in anesthesia nursing practice.
  5. Competency in clinical practice, management of resources, teaching, consultation and predicting outcomes of nurse anesthesia care.
  6. Use of appropriate leadership knowledge and strategies to stimulate change in the practice of anesthesia nursing, the profession of nursing and the health care delivery system.
  7. Personal and professional integrity.

View coure descriptions

  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 911 ◊ Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar  I:  Practice Roles/Managed Care/Clinical Correlation Case Studies 2
AN 912 Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar  II: Health Care System/Clinical Correlation Case Studies 2
AN 913 Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar  III: Theory Development/Clinical Correlation Case Studies 2
AN 914 Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar  IV: Theory Application /Clinical Correlation Case Studies 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 + three hours senior project + 56 hours specialty courses) Semester Hours
AN 841 Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology (APP) I 6
AN 842 Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology (APP) II 6
AN 843 Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology (APP) III 2
AN 805 Cadaver Applications in Anatomy Lecture and Lab 3
AN 866 Pharmacology I Anesthetic Agents 3
AN 867 Pharmacology II Anesthetic Agents 3
AN 868 Pharmacology III Adjuvant Drugs 2
AN 870 Basic Principles of Anesthesia 4
AN 870L Basic Principles Lab 1
AN 871 Advanced Principles of Anesthesia 4
AN 871L Advanced Principles 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 56
AN 920 Elective Credit: ECG Interpretation and Clinical Implications of Cardiac Dysrhythmias in the Adult Patient 1