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 Master of Science in Nursing 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 Admissions office, 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 Nurse Anesthesia

Core Requirement Courses for Nurse Anesthesia

(19 semester hours)

Courses 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 3
AN 931 - Senior Project I 1
AN 932 - Senior Project II 1
AN 933 - Senior Project III 1
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 19
Specialty Option Courses in Nurse Anesthesia

(76 total hours = 19 hours core + 57 hours specialty courses)

Courses Semester Hours
AN 851 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I 6
AN 852 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II 6
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 888 - Clinical Anesthesia Implications 4
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 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 Semester Hours 57

Didactic Phase/First Fall Semester

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
AN 876 - Advanced Pharmacology I 3
AN 851 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I 6
AN 872 - Principles of Anesthesia I 4
AN 872L - Principles of Anesthesia I Lab 1
AN 858 - Scientific Foundations 3
NS 799 - Role Transition 1
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 18

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
AN 877 - Advanced Pharmacology II 3
AN 852 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II 6
AN 873 - Principles of Anesthesia II 4
AN 873L - Principles of Anesthesia II Lab 1
AN 859 - Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia 3
Total Semester Hours 17

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
AN 888 - Clinical Anesthesia Implications 4
AN 806 - Cadaver Applications in Anatomy 2
AN 806L - Cadaver Applications in Anatomy Lab 2
AN 830 - Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia 3
NS 812 - Research Design and Methods 3
Total Semester Hours 14
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
AN 951 - Clinical Anesthesia Practicum I 3
AN 901 - Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar I 2
GR 798 - Essentials of Scholarly Writing 1
Total Semester Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
AN 952 - Clinical Anesthesia Practicum II 3
AN 902 - Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar II 2
AN 931 - Senior Project I 1
Total Semester Hours 6

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
AN 953 - Clinical Anesthesia Practicum III 3
AN 903 - Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar III 2
AN 932 - Senior Project II 1
Total Semester Hours 6
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
AN 954 - Clinical Anesthesia Practicum IV 3
AN 904 - Clinical Correlation Conference Seminar IV 2
AN 933 - Senior Project III 1
Total Semester Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
AN 955 - Clinical Anesthesia Practicum V 3
Total Semester Hours 3
Last updated: 09/17/2018