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2014-15 second edition, Nov 2014

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

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 CodeCourse TitleCredit 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
    2. Non-ANE Courses (30 hours)
      Course CodeCourse TitleCredit 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.

 

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

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 CodeCourse TitleCredit 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)

First Year

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
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

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
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)

First Year

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
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

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
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

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
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.