Welcome to UNCG DNP Nurse Anesthesia Concentration (Formally Raleigh School of Nursing Anesthesia Program)

 

BJ Coats

BJ Coats
Program Specialist
Address: Union Square Campus – 124 Gate City Blvd. Office 390 L Greensboro, NC 27406
Phone: 336-553-6079
Email: bjcoats@uncg.edu

Dr. Nancy Shedlick

Dr. Nancy Shedlick
Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
Address: Union Square Campus – 124 Gate City Blvd. Greensboro, Nc 27406
Phone: 336-553-6084
Email: ncshedli@uncg.edu

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One of six nursing anesthesia programs in North Carolina,  UNCG ‘s School of Nursing offers a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia leading to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. We invite you to explore our website to learn about our program and what makes us a leading facility for nurse anesthesia education. 

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.

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). Please Note:  All anesthesia courses will be held at the Union Square Campus (USC) (124 E Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27406). The new USC building is a state of the art nursing education building outfitted with technology classrooms, labs, simulation space and an Operating Room (OR) suite. Additional amenities include easy access parking, student lockers, student lounge with refrigerators and microwave, and student study areas.

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Application submission for DNP Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is May 1, 2019

Deadline for DNP Nurse Anesthesia Application – October 1, 2019

About the former Raleigh School Nurse Anesthesia Program

The RSNA program is now called – UNCG DNP Nurse Anesthesia Concentration

Graduates RSNA 2018

Established in 1990, Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia was founded through the cooperative efforts of  Rex Healthcare, WakeMed Raleigh, and Duke Raleigh Hospital due to the growing need of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) in North Carolina.

RSNA’s 36-month clinical and didactic curriculum offers students the opportunity to develop into safe and competent CRNA’s by providing a course of study that encourages lifelong learning in the practice of nurse anesthesia.  The didactic and clinical education that the student receives throughout the program will prepare them to take the national board certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)  to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Participating clinical sites are located throughout the state of North Carolina and offer our students exposure to, but not limited to:  general anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care, regional anesthesia and pain management. Specialty anesthesia rotations in obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiac, and neurosurgery ranging from routine to complex and covering all ages will prepare the students to practice in a wide range of specialties.

RSNA is accredited by the  Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068; 847-655-1160; https://www.coacrna.org).   In May 2012, RSNA received a  10-year continuation of accreditation through May 2022, the maximum accreditation period attainable through COA.  RSNA was approved by the COA to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

For the graduating class of 2018, the certification examination pass rate for first-time test takers was 97%. The pass rate for this cohort for the second time test takers was 100%. At this time, all graduates are employed. The Class of 2018 graduated 34 students. after admitting 35 students in August 2015.

Program at a Glance
  • DNP 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

Delivery Methods: 

Campus: All campus classes are face to face at our Union Square Campus. Online: All classes are asynchronous, web-based. Hybrid: Classes meet on campus 51% of the time and Online 49% of the time.

NOTE [IMPORTANT]: 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) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 728L – Lab: Physics and Mechanics of Anesthesia Delivery Systems (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 729 – Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 729L – Lab: Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 730 – Neuropathophysiology of Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [3 cr.]

Semester II – Spring

  • NUR 714 – Informatics in Healthcare (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 751 – Pharmacology of Nurse Anesthesia I (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 771a – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia I* (Campus) [6 cr.]
  • NUR 732 – Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (Campus) [4 cr.]

360 Hrs – (Nur771a)*

Semester III – Summer

  • NUR 705 – Utilization of Research and Evidence-Based Practice (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 771b – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia I (Campus) [8 cr.]

480 Hrs – (Nur771b)*

Year 2
Semester IV – Fall

  • NUR 753 – Cardiovascular Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 754 – Pharmacology of Nurse Anesthesia II (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 772 – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia II (Campus) [6 cr.]
  • NUR 898a – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project I (Campus) [1 cr.]

360 Hrs – (Nur772)*

Semester V – Spring

  • NUR 756 – Respiratory Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 757 – Pharmacology of Nurse Anesthesia III (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 773a – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia III (Campus) [6 cr.]
  • NUR 818 – Biostatistics and Epidemiology Principles for Advanced Practice Nurses (Hybrid) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 898b – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project II (Campus) [1 cr.]

360 Hrs – (Nur773a)*

Semester VI – Summer

  • NUR 752 – Biochemistry for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 755 – Cell Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 773b – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia III (Campus) [8 cr.]
  • NUR 898c – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project III (Campus) [1 cr.]

480 Hrs – (Nur773b)*

Year 3
Semester VII – Fall

  • NUR 759 – Pharmacology of Nurse Anesthesia IV (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 774 – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia IV* (Campus) [6 cr.]
  • NUR 819 – Effective Leadership for Practice (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 898d – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project IV (Campus) [1 cr.]

360 Hrs – (Nur774)*

Semester VIII – Spring

  • NUR 620 – Law, Policy, and Economics of Healthcare (Online) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 820 – Seminar for Nurse Anesthesia Advanced Practice (Campus) [1 cr.]
  • NUR 758 – Pathophysiology of Abdominal Systems for Nurse Anesthesia (Campus) [3 cr.]
  • NUR 775a – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia V* (Campus) [6 cr.]
  • NUR 898e – Applied EBP & Translational Methods Project V (Campus) [2 cr.]

360 Hrs – (Nur775a)*

Semester IX – Summer

  • NUR 775b – Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia V* (Campus) [7cr.]
  • NUR 797 – Clinical Integration Concepts (Campus) [1cr.]

420 Hrs – (Nur775b)*