Missouri State University

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Monika Feeney, DNAP, CRNA, Program Director

MSU School of Anesthesia
Phone: (417) 836-5039
MonikaFeeney@MissouriState.edu

Tracy Beckham, CRNA, Assistant Program Director 
MSU School of Nurse Anesthesia;
Phone 417-836-4643 or tbeckham@missouristate.edu

Program Description

The Missouri State University School of Anesthesia provides the scientific foundation and clinical training that prepares anesthesia providers as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) at the clinical doctorate level.

Program Accreditation

The Missouri State University School of Anesthesia is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, the official accrediting agency for nurse anesthetists.  They may be contacted at 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge IL 60068; Phone 847-692-7050.

Entrance Requirements

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in an area of life science, nursing, or chemistry from an accredited institution in the U.S. or equivalent training in a foreign country;
  2. Undergraduate work must include inorganic chemistry (4 hrs), organic chemistry (4 hrs), microbiology, human anatomy, human physiology, and genetics (strongly recommended);
  3. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for the last 60 hours of coursework.  Emphasis will be placed on science courses;
  4. Submission of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken no earlier than five years prior to application with a preferred minimum score of 153 in Verbal Reasoning, 150 in Qualitative Reasoning, and 3.5 in Analytical Writing, or successful passing of the CCRN exam (preferred);
  5. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the U.S.;
  6. A minimum of one year experience in a acute care setting is required; preferences may be given to applicants with more experience; 
  7. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS certification are required;
  8. A personal interview with a screening committee;
  9. The application deadline is November 1.  Interviews are scheduled within 3 months of the application deadline;
  10. Students are required to complete a criminal background check and a drug screen prior to beginning classes;
  11. Upon acceptance to the program, the student will pay $200.00 to the AANA for an associate membership (American Associate of Nurse Anesthetists);
  12. A $500.00 confirmation deposit is required to hold a seat in the class once a student is has accepted a cohort position.  The fee is required to be paid to Missouri State University and is used as part of the first semester’s tuition.

Degree Requirements (Minimum of 118 hours)

  1. Students that have already completed their CRNA certification at the Master’s level, can be admitted into the completion program, requiring 26 graduate hours for completion.  These hours may be completed via distance and may be completed on a part time of full time basis.  Completion Program Additional Requirements:  (a).  Current Valid CRNA License; and (b) transcript from completed anesthesia program  
  2. Course Requirements to total a minimum of 118 hours
    1. ANE Courses (88 hours)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ANE 702

Clinical Conference I

1 hr

ANE 705

Clinical Conference II

1 hr

ANE 708

Clinical Conference III

1 hr

ANE 711

Clinical Conference IV

1 hr

ANE 714

Orientation to Clinical Anesthesia

1 hr

ANE 720

Basic Principles of Anesthesia

3 hrs

ANE 726

Introduction to Clinical Anesthesia

2 hrs

ANE 732

Advanced Anesthesia Principles I

6 hrs

ANE 735

Clinical Practicum

44 hrs

ANE 745

Anesthesia Pharmacology I

4 hrs

ANE 746

Anesthesia Pharmacology II

3 hrs

ANE 750

Advanced Anesthesia Principles II

4 hrs

ANE 897

Research for Scholarly Project

3 hrs

ANE 898

Capstone Project Presentation

3 hrs

ANE 803

Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare

3 hrs

ANE 806

Professional Practice In Anesthesia

3 hrs

ANE 807

Anesthesia and Healthcare Policy

3 hrs

ANE 810

Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting

2 hrs

 

Non-ANE Courses (30 hours)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

BMS 700

Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Biomedical Sciences

3 hrs

BMS 620

Medical Cell Biology

3 hrs

BMS 728

Human Neurophysiology and Anatomy

3 hrs

BMS 742

Human Physiology II

4 hrs

NUR 800

Leadership, Evidence Based Practice

3 hrs

NUR 734

Advanced Physical Assessment

5 hrs

PHI 613

Bioethics

3 hrs

ECO 604

Healthcare Economics

3 hrs

PBH 730

Biostatistics in Health Sciences

3 hrs

 

3.   Research/Capstone Requirement (total 6 hours).  Each student will complete a Capstone project.  This project must be started in the ANE 897 class and completed in the ANE 898 class.  Students are allowed to work in groups of 2, or maximum 3, if approved by the Program Director.

4.   Students who are already Masters prepared CRNA’s:  A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) may enter the program and must complete the following 26 credit hours.  Course work may be done on a full time or part time basis.

Completion program – One Year Program (26 hours)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ANE 897

Research for Scholarly Project

3 hrs

ANE 806

Professional Practice In Anesthesia

3 hrs

ANE 807

Anesthesia and Healthcare Policy

3 hrs

ANE 810

Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting

2 hrs

ANE 898

Capstone Project Presentation

3 hrs

ANE 803

Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare

3 hrs

NUR 800

Leadership, Evidence Based Practice

3 hrs

PHI 613

Bioethics

3 hrs

ECO 604

Healthcare Economics

3 hrs

 

Completion program – Two Year Program (26 hours)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

First Year

 

ANE 897

Research for Scholarly Project

3 hrs

NUR 800

Leadership, Evidence Based Practice

3 hrs

PHI 613

Bioethics

3 hrs

ECO 604

Healthcare Economics

3 hrs

ANE 810

Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting

2 hrs

ANE 803

Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare

3 hrs

 

Second Year

 

ANE 806

Professional Practice In Anesthesia

3 hrs

ANE 807

Anesthesia and Healthcare Policy

3 hrs

ANE 898

Capstone Project Presentation

3 hrs

 

Completion program – Three Year Program (26 hours)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

First Year

 

NUR 800

Leadership, Evidence Based Practice

3 hrs

PHI 613

Bioethics

3 hrs

ANE 810

Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting

2 hrs

 

Second Year

 

ANE 897

Research for Scholarly Project

3 hrs

ECO 604

Healthcare Economics

3 hrs

ANE 803

Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare

3 hrs

 

Third Year

 

ANE 806

Professional Practice In Anesthesia

3 hrs

ANE 807

Anesthesia and Healthcare Policy

3 hrs

ANE 898

Capstone Project Presentation

3 hrs

 

Additional Requirements or limitations 

  1. The candidate must maintain a minimum GPA of at least 3.00 each semester for the degree.
  2. All requirements must be satisfied within eight years.
  3. Students may take up to 6 hours of non-ANE classes prior to acceptance into the program.
  4. All coursework must be approved by the Program Director.
  5. The candidate must pass oral and written comprehensive examinations.
  6. No more than 4 hours of C grade is allowed during the program.
  7. Candidates who do not achieve the academic standards set forth by the program will be immediately dismissed.
  8. During the clinical phase, years 2 and 3, the student will carry liability insurance purchase through the AANA.
  9. A $2500.00 program fee will be applied each semester:  Fall, Spring and Summer.