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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. 

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.

Quick Facts:

  • 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.

Student nurse anesthetist with monitoring equipment.

Important Information

  • DNP degree in future

    Please be advised: The York College of Pennsylvania/WellSpan Health Nurse Anesthetist Program is currently moving through the required approval process to convert the program to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) model. If approved, the program length will increase to 36 months and 9 semesters, and begin May 2017. If you provide us with contact information we will provide periodic updates on the progress of this process. Catalog information is also available.

  • 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

  • Accreditation

    The Nurse Anesthetists Program has received initial accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4001, phone: 847.692.7050) a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Contact Us
Nurse Anesthetist
Ashley Witmer
Diehl Hall , Room 241
Phone: 717.815.6550