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.
Upon graduation, you'll be eligible for certification as 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, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
- 94 credits
- 2,000 clinical hours
- Full time
- Fall start
- 32 month program
- Daytime classes
- Campus-based (not online)
Application due date is April 1 of each year* for a fall semester start for the following year. Read our Nurse Anesthetist 2016 brochure for more information.
* This applies only to the nurse anesthetist track of the nursing masters program, not to nurse educator, nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.