Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator
Jayne Cromer C.R.N.A., D.N.P.
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.

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 courses identfied by the symbol ◊.

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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 805 Cadaver Applications in Anatomy Lecture and Lab 3
AN 876 Advanced Pharmacology I 3
AN 877 Advanced Pharmacology II 3
AN 878 Advanced Pharmacology III 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