Post-BSN Nurse Anesthesia Concentration

Are you a registered nurse with a bachelor’s or a master’s who wants to make a greater contribution to healthcare? Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), are direct anesthesia care providers who administer all types of anesthesia to a variety of patients in a variety of settings, and participate in all aspects of anesthesia patient care. They enjoy high demand for their services, competitive salaries, and excellent job stability. Greater than 65% of all anesthesia care in the United States is provided by certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Working with the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia, UNCG’s nationally recognized School of Nursing is now offering the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Anesthesia. Graduates of the program have advanced clinical skills to optimize health outcomes in the provision of quality anesthesia care and to assume leadership positions in anesthesia nursing practice. CRNA positions offer great flexibility with a variety of work settings including, but not limited to: hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers. Graduates of this program are prepared for the National Certification Exam for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Application deadline is October 1 for admission for the following August.

Program at a Glance

  • Post baccalaureate students: 107 credit hours over 3 years beginning in fall
  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Web-enhanced executive format courses
  • Online courses
  • Campus-based clinical courses, labs and seminars
  • State-of-the-art simulation laboratories
  • Award-winning faculty

NOTE: [Delivery Methods:Campus: All campus classes are face to face. Online: All classes are asynchronous, web based. Hybrid: Classes meet on campus 51% of the time and Online 49% of the time. During orientation or first week of classes; students will meet with their advisors and sign a finalized plan of study that will be filed in the student folder and updated as needed.

Plan of Study

Course SemesterCourse Title/(Delivery Method(/[Credits]Clinical Hours
Year 1
Semester I – Fall

  • NUR 727 – Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (Campus) [5 cr.]
  • NUR 728 – Physics and Mechanics of Anesthesia Delivery Systems (Campus) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 729 – Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 730 – Neuropathophysiology of Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [3 cr.]

Semester II – Spring

  • NUR 705 – Utilization of Research and Evidence-Based Practice (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 751 – Pharmacology of Nurse Anesthesia I (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 771a – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia I* (Campus) [8 cr.]
  • NUR 732 – Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (Campus) [4 cr.]

480 Hrs – (Nur771a)*

Semester III – Summer

  • NUR 752 – Biochemistry for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 755 – Cell Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 798a – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project I (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 771b – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia I (Campus) [6 cr.]

360 Hrs – (Nur771b)*

Year 2
Semester IV – Fall

  • NUR 753 – Cardiovascular Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [2 cr.]
  • NUR 754 – Pharmacology of Nurse Anesthesia II (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 772 – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia II (Campus) [6 cr.]
  • NUR 714 – Informatics in Healthcare (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 798b – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project II (Campus) [1 cr.]

360 Hrs – (Nur772)*

Semester V – Spring

  • NUR 756 – Respiratory Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [2 cr.]
  • NUR 757 – Pharmacology of Nurse Anesthesia III (Campus) [2 cr.]
  • NUR 773a – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia III (Campus) [5 cr.]
  • NUR 706 – Biostatistics and Epidemiology Principles for Advanced Practice Nurses (Hybrid) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 798c – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project III (Campus) [1 cr.]

300 Hrs – (Nur773a)*

Semester VI – Summer

  • NUR 798d – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project IV (Campus) [8 cr.]
  • NUR 773b – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia III (Campus) [1 cr.]

480 Hrs – (Nur773b)*

Year 3
Semester VII – Fall

  • NUR 759 – Pharmacology of Nurse Anesthesia IV (Campus) [2 cr.]
  • NUR 774 – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia IV* (Campus) [6 cr.]
  • NUR 743 – Effective Leadership for Practice (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 798e – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project V (Campus) [2 cr.]

360 Hrs – (Nur774)*

Semester VIII – Spring

  • NUR 620 – Law, Policy, and Economics of Healthcare (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 620s – Seminar for Nurse Anesthesia Advanced Practice (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 758 – Pathophysiology of Abdominal Systems for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [2 cr.]
  • NUR 775a – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia V* (Campus) [7 cr.]

420 Hrs – (Nur775a)*

Semester IX – Summer

  • NUR 797 – Clinical Integration Concepts (Campus) [2cr.]
  • NUR 775b – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia V* (Campus) [7cr.]

420 Hrs – (Nur775b)*