Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator
Adrienne Rochleau, DNP, CRNA
PH 402.552.6635  TF 800.647.5500
rochleauadrienne@clarksoncollege.edu

Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 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 the Clarkson College 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, College website or 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

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
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 17

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 888 - Clinical Anesthesia Implications 4
AN 888 - Clinical Anesthesia Implications 4
AN 830 - Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia 3
NS 812 - Research Design and Methods 3
Total Semester Hours 18
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: 06/10/2021