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Doctor of Nursing Practice (Nurse Anesthetist)

Administer anesthesia and increase your career potential in this in-demand role.

A nurse anesthetist is a registered nurse who has acquired advanced education to administer anesthesia. You'll be responsible for planning and administering the anesthetic, monitoring every aspect of the patient’s well-being, and advocating for the patient during the surgery. We have improved the program by upgrading the degree to a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Upon graduation, you'll be eligible for certification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist CRNA by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). We're accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*.

Quick Facts:

  • 102 credits
  • 2,000 clinical hours
  • Full time
  • Summer start
  • 36 month program
  • Daytime classes
  • Campus-based

Application due date is April 1 of each year for a fall semester start for the following year. 

Student nurse anesthetist with monitoring equipment.

Important Information

  • A letter from the Director concerning DNP approval

    Dear Applicants for the Class of 2020 and beyond:

    I am delighted to be able to report that the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) has approved the York College of Pennsylvania / WellSpan Health Nurse Anesthetist Program to convert from a master’s degree granting program, to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree granting program, effective immediately. 

    The old program was 32 months long, the new program is 36 months long.  Classes will begin each May and graduate in May three years later. The class credits will increase from 94 to 102. Please note that, at the end of your second year, you will be awarded a master’s degree in nursing, and at the end of your third year, a DNP. You will be eligible to take the National Certifying Examination after receiving your DNP.

    Sincerely,

    Richard E. Haas, PhD, CRNA, PHRN
    Program Director

  • Mailing Address

    The Nurse Anesthetist Program is a joint program offered by York College and WellSpan Health.

    Mailing address:

    York College of Pennsylvania/WellSpan Health Nurse Anesthetist Program
    York College of Pennsylvania
    441 Country Club Road, Diehl Hall #240
    York, PA 17403

    Physical address:

    Diehl Hall, Room 240
    York College of Pennsylvania
    890 Grantley Road
    York, PA 17403

  • Newsletter

    Our newsletter will give you the flavor of student activities and accomplishments. Here's the Newsletter 2016 Graduation Edition.

Contact Us
Nurse Anesthetist
Dr. Richard Haas
Diehl Hall , Room 241
rhaas@ycp.edu