Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator
Jayne Cromer DNP CRNA 
PH 402.552.3621  TF 800.647.5500
Cromerjayne@clarksoncollege.edu

Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the BSN to DNP with a specialization in Nurse Anesthesia degree, the graduate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Support patient safety through vigilance and protection from complications. (Critical thinking, Technology)**
  • Demonstrate competence in the perianesthesia management of patients by delivering individualized, culturally competent care across the life span. (Diversity, Technology)**
  • 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)**
  • Develop interpersonal communication skills promoting the effective exchange of information and collaboration while respecting patient privacy and maintaining confidentiality. (Communication, Technology)**
  • Develop a leadership style integrating critical thinking and facilitating professional collaboration. (Professionalism, Critical Thinking)**
  • Demonstrate professionalism, including a commitment to academic and personal integrity. (Professionalism)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to Clarkson College’s student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity, and Professionalism

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from the Office of Enrollment and Advising, the College website, or in the Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

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

Required Courses for BSN to DNP: Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia

Core Requirement Courses
Courses Semester Hours
◊ DNP 915 - Outcomes of Health Care in a Global Society 3
DNP 916 - Health Care Informatics and Data Analytics 3
DNP 918 - Organizational Systems and Behaviors 2
DNP 919 - Healthcare Policy and Law 3
DNP 932 - Leadership 3
DNP 944 - Biostatistics/Epidemiology 2
DNP 945 - Health Care Economics and Financial Management 3
DNP 948 - Evidence-Based Practice 3
DNP 960 - DNP Scholarly Project I 2
DNP 961 - DNP Scholarly Project II 2
DNP 962 - DNP Scholarly Project III 2
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 28
Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Core Requirements
Courses Semester Hours
AN 860 - Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia 3
◊ 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 of Anesthesia II Lab 1
AN 851 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I 6
AN 852 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II 6
AN 858 - Scientific Foundations 3
AN 876 - Advanced Pharmacology I 3
AN 877 - Advanced Pharmacology II 3
AN 888 - Clinical Anesthesia Implications 4
AN 830 - Advanced Physical Assessment for 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
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
Total Semester Hours 61
Optional Electives

1–3 semester hours

Courses Semester Hours
DNP 963 - DNP Scholarly Project IV 3
DNP 964 - DNP Scholarly Project V 3
Last updated: 11/22/2019