Welcome to UNCG DNP Nurse Anesthesia Concentration (Formally Raleigh School of Nursing Anesthesia Program)
Address: Union Square Campus – 124 Gate City Blvd. Office 390 L Greensboro, NC 27406
Dr. Nancy Shedlick
Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
Address: Union Square Campus – 124 Gate City Blvd. Greensboro, Nc 27406
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.
Application submission for DNP Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is May 1, 2019
Deadline for DNP Nurse Anesthesia Application – October 1, 2019
The RSNA program is now called – UNCG DNP Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
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.
- 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
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.
|Course Semester||Course Title/(Delivery Method(/[Credits]||Clinical Hours|
|Semester I – Fall||
|Semester II – Spring||
360 Hrs – (Nur771a)*
|Semester III – Summer||
480 Hrs – (Nur771b)*
|Semester IV – Fall||
360 Hrs – (Nur772)*
|Semester V – Spring||
360 Hrs – (Nur773a)*
|Semester VI – Summer||
480 Hrs – (Nur773b)*
|Semester VII – Fall||
360 Hrs – (Nur774)*
|Semester VIII – Spring||
360 Hrs – (Nur775a)*
|Semester IX – Summer||
420 Hrs – (Nur775b)*