School of Anesthesia Graduate Courses

Nurse Anesthesia (ANE) courses

  • ANE 620 RNFA Introductory Principles

    Prerequisite: acceptance into the Registered Nurse First Assist Program.

    Beginning RNFA course will cover RNFA's collaborating with other health care providers during the peri-operative period focusing on safe effective patient care. Multiple techniques will be covered, instruments, medical devices, providing surgical site exposure, handling and or cutting tissue, providing homeostasis, wound care management, and suturing. Post operative patient management.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ANE 621 RNFA Perioperative Management I

    Prerequisite: acceptance into the Registered Nurse First Assist Program.

    This course includes a distance didactic component emphasizing the expanded functions unique to the RNFA. Classes will have both synchronous and asynchronous components. Management I will cover surgical patient pre-op assessments, anatomy and physiology review and health care provider communication along with surgical instrument recognition.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ANE 622 RNFA Clinical Practicum

    Prerequisite: acceptance into the Registered Nurse First Assist Program.

    Course will cover the clinical component of the RNFA curricula. Board Certified Surgeon will supervise in the area of the RNFA's primary area of practice. Students are required to obtain collaboration with a surgeon of their choice to supervise in their area of practice. Final practicum review will occur during the onsite time.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ANE 623 RNFA Perioperative Management II

    Prerequisite: acceptance into the Registered Nurse First Assist Program.

    This course includes distance didactic components emphasizing the expanded functions unique to the RNFA. Classes will have both synchronous and asynchronous components. Management II will include demonstration of expanded skills and cover surgical site exposure, handling tissue, providing homeostasis along with suturing and wound management. Patient discharge planning and community collaboration is included.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ANE 624 RNFA Cumulative Review

    Prerequisite: acceptance into the Registered Nurse First Assist Program.

    Course will cover RNFA's collaborating with other health care providers during the peri-operative period focusing on safe effective patient care, and preparation for the RNFA certification exam.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ANE 700 Informatics and Graduate Studies for Anesthesia

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Study of the researcher role, research process, research skills, scientific writing, professional development, and research ethics. Study the use of technology in graduate studies. Dissect the meaning of a capstone project and its purpose.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ANE 702 Clinical Conference I

    Review of significant cases involving complex anesthesia considerations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • ANE 705 Clinical Conference II

    Prerequisite: ANE 702.

    A review of significant cases involving complex anesthesia considerations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • ANE 708 Clinical Conference III

    Prerequisite: ANE 705.

    Continuing review of significant cases involving complex anesthesia considerations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • ANE 711 Clinical Conference IV

    Prerequisite: ANE 708.

    Continuing review of significant cases involving complex anesthesia considerations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • ANE 712 Special Topics in Anesthesia

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program and permission of the Program Director.

    Selected topics of an advanced nature relating specifically to anesthesia and accreditation requirements which will vary from semester to semester. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours provided topics are different. Can be seated or distance as accreditation needs dictate.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ANE 714 Orientation to Clinical Anesthesia

    Prerequisite: permission from program director.

    Introduction to anesthesia equipment, monitoring equipment, positioning, intravenous considerations, records, departmental management, ethics, departmental organization and function, legal and professional aspects.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • ANE 717 Physics and Chemistry of Anesthesia

    A presentation of the principles and laws of physics and chemistry applicable to the field of anesthesia.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • ANE 720 General Principles of Anesthesia

    A presentation of the principles of laws of physics and chemistry applicable to the field of anesthesia long with an in-depth analysis of structure and function of the cardiac, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, hepatic, renal, neurologic, autonomic, and central nervous systems.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ANE 721 Equipment, Instrumentation, and Technology for Anesthesia

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (BS-DNAP) program.

    A thorough review of anesthesia delivery systems, airway equipment, and the multiple monitoring devices that may be utilized during anesthesia. A review of principles and laws of physics, biochemistry, and chemistry as applicable to the field of anesthesia. An in-depth review of equipment, instrumentation, and technology needed for anesthesia management. Various types of radiological imaging and radiation safety will be presented.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ANE 723 Application of Anatomy and Physiology to Anesthesia II

    An in-depth analysis of the special relationships between anesthesiology and the endocrine, hepatatic, renal, neurologic, autonomic, and central nervous systems.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • ANE 726 Introduction to Clinical Anesthesia

    Preoperative evaluation of patients, airway management, inhalation techniques, common complications of induction and emergence.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring
  • ANE 732 Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures and Special Populations I

    Prerequisite: ANE 720.

    An in-depth review of subjects essential to the practice of anesthesia. Subjects correlating anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology related to specific anesthetic patient needs for surgical or diagnostic procedures. Anesthetic needs for surgical procedures explored will include intra-abdominal, extra thoracic, neuro- skeletal, orthopedic, perineal and surgical diagnostic procedures. Exploration of special anesthetic considerations for specific populations will be included involving the following populations: pediatric, obstetric, geriatric, and obese patients.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    550Fall
  • ANE 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Advanced critical thinking, communication and diagnostic skills needed to obtain comprehensive and focused history and physical exams, analyze assessment data, generate differential diagnoses, evaluate and utilize screening and diagnostic modalities appropriately. An evidence-based practice framework will be utilized. Identical with NUR 734. Cannot receive credit for both ANE 734 and NUR 734.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    536Fall
  • ANE 735 Clinical Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Clinical experience in the anesthesiology department at multiple clinical sites. Specialty content may be included as part of the practicum experience. May be repeated to a maximum of 44 hours. Hours are based on clinical practicum days in the clinical area. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3-10Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ANE 742 Clinical Physiology

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Clinical interpretation of organ systems with a consideration of disease etiology and diagnosis. Current research topics will be introduced and discussed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    440Spring
  • ANE 744 Pharmacology in Anesthesia

    Prerequisite: ANE 720.

    A review of the effects of drugs required by patients with preexisting medical conditions and their continuation in the perioperative period.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Summer
  • ANE 745 Anesthesia Pharmacology I

    Prerequisite: BMS 620.

    A study of the principles of clinical pharmacology and the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of commonly used anesthetic agents during the perioperative period. A review of the effects of drugs required by patients during the perioperative period with and without preexisting medical conditions and their continuation in the perioperative period. Detailed study of inhalational agents and stages of anesthesia, opioids, opioid agonists/antagonists, barbiturates and non-barbiturates, and drug interactions.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    440Fall
  • ANE 746 Anesthesia Pharmacology II

    Prerequisite: ANE 745.

    A study of the principles of clinical pharmacology and the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of commonly used anesthetic agents during the perioperative period. A review of the effects of drugs required by patients during the perioperative period with and without preexisting medical conditions and their continuation in the perioperative period. Detailed study of neuromuscular blocking drugs, and local anesthetics. Course includes an introduction to autonomic pharmacology and cardiovascular pharmacology.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ANE 750 Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures and Special Populations II

    Prerequisite: ANE 720.

    An in-depth review of the subjects essential to the practice of anesthesia. Subjects correlating anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology related to specific patient needs for surgical or diagnostic procedures. Surgical procedures covered will include extracranial and intracranial, intrathoracic, neck, vascular, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Patient populations will include trauma, burns, resuscitations, organ transplants, organ procurement and laser procedures.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    550Spring
  • ANE 754 Healthcare Ethics for Anesthesia Providers

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    This course is designed to apply the principles of biomedical and health care ethics toward a more informed understanding of realistic cases of ethical decision making in the healthcare environment, for anesthesia providers. The course looks towards a systematic approach to ethical problems that arise in the clinical and administrative settings, as well as the ethical responsibilities of all participants in each of these areas.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ANE 800 Leadership for Evidence-Based Practice

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Advanced critical thinking, communication and diagnostic skills needed to obtain comprehensive and focused history and physical exams, analyze assessment data, generate differential diagnosis, evaluate and utilize screening and diagnostic modalities appropriately. An evidence-based practice framework will be utilized. Cannot receive credit for both ANE 800 and NUR 800.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Summer
  • ANE 803 Human Factors and Patient Safety for Healthcare

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Examines healthcare from a safety perspective and how to facilitate change for caregivers at the "sharp end of the stick" according to the Reason theory of errors. Discussion of an environment and philosophy of safety. Explores basis of human error, patient safety and quality assurance by introducing a system approach, including crisis management, simulation and teamwork in healthcare. Course taught online only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ANE 804 Business of Anesthesia

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Comprehensive study of the business of anesthesia, and all models of practice and billing. Legal and healthcare implications explored. Analysis of the structure, function and outcomes of healthcare delivery systems and organizations. Designed for practicing CRNA's and DNAP students. Course design is both seated and distance.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ANE 806 Professional Practice in Anesthesia

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Emphasizes learning through advanced clinical experiences in anesthesia practice. Explores concepts of nurse anesthesia practice, competence and expertise, and incorporation of critical thinking skills and reflection as an evaluation method. The focus is on methods of determining best practice through identification of problems, review, and systematic evaluation of current research, interdisciplinary collaboration and consideration of economic and other factors that impact patient outcomes. A professional portfolio will be expected at the conclusion of the program. Course taught online only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ANE 807 Anesthesia and Healthcare Policy

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Examines government and non-government issues that influence nurse anesthesia practice. Focuses on development of skills that contribute to leadership and personal effectiveness in implementing change in nurse anesthesia and healthcare. Emphasizes interdisciplinary relationships between the CRNA, nurse, physician, and administration, policy makers and other key stakeholders that format healthcare policy; equips the student with up-to-date information on various global health topics and perspectives; a basic perspective of health policy issues in different geographical regions, and explains how global health policy is affected by significant world events, including coverage of new infectious diseases with human rights, stigma of diseases and disclosure. Comparison of health and healthcare universally. Course taught online only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Summer
  • ANE 810 Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    Health and wellness in the healthcare setting for the healthcare provider in modern day medical settings. Health coping strategies investigated. Pitfalls of stressors in healthcare with evidence-based solutions. Addiction and recovery for healthcare professionals reviewed with AANA wellness modules, and peer assistance as well as University assistance for students reviewed. Health lifestyles including dietary, mental, physical, spiritual wellness for healthcare providers discussed. Course taught online only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ANE 897 Research for Scholarly Project

    Prerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    The Capstone Project is the culminating experience of the DNAP program, and presents an opportunity for students to investigate a problem relevant to the practice of anesthesia. Because nurse anesthesia practice includes administrative and educational roles as well as clinical practice, the project is open to a wide variety of ideas and interests. Students are encouraged to be creative in identifying problems and suggesting corrective actions;, solutions must be based on sound evidence. ANE 897 and ANE 898 are consecutive courses to allow the student time to complete the Capstone Project during their anesthesia study periods. The initial class provides direction and approval for the class, while the latter class provides presentation and evaluation of the determined project. Course taught online only. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring, Summer
  • ANE 898 Capstone Project Presentation

    Prerequisite: ANE 897 and admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

    The Capstone Project is the culminating experience of the DNAP program, and presents an opportunity for students to investigate a problem relevant to the practice of anesthesia. Because nurse anesthesia practice includes administrative and educational roles as well as clinical practice, the project is open to a wide variety of ideas and interests. Students are encouraged to be creative in identifying problems and suggesting corrective actions; solutions must be based on sound evidence. ANE 897 and ANE 898 are consecutive courses to allow the student time to complete the Capstone Project during their anesthesia study periods. The initial class provides direction and approval for the class, while the latter class provides presentation and evaluation of the determined project. Course taught online only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring