Lead Faculty: Dr. Bryan Tune
*Currently accepting applications for Cohort 4*
The Nurse Anesthesia Program will provide graduate students with a solid foundation in the basic sciences pertinent to anesthesia care delivery. The program will provide education and exposure to all aspects of clinical anesthesia to include, but not be limited to: regional anesthesia, general anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care, local infiltration techniques, and pain management. The curriculum is delivered in a two phase model. Phase 1 is composed of didactic instruction only, with the majority of course work conducted on campus. Phase one is composed of four quarters and is one year in length. Phase II is dedicated to clinical practicum and follows directly after phase I. Phase II is fifteen months in length following phase I. All coursework in the first phase of the program must be completed prior to starting the second phase of the program, and entry into the clinical setting. Clinical practicums provide the opportunity for administration of anesthesia under the direct supervision of a staff CRNA or anesthesiologists. Clinical rotations will be throughout California with supplemental rotations in Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Florida. Respective state nursing licensure for rotations out of California will be required. Housing and travel expense will be the responsibility of the student. The clinical rotations will provide the student with exposure to anesthesia delivery in large academic institutions as well as rural and outpatient settings. Specialty anesthesia rotations in cardiac, obstetrics, neurosurgery, pediatrics, transplant, and pain management will prepare the graduate to practice in a wide range of specialties.
The didactic and clinical education that the student receives throughout the Nurse Anesthesia 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. Application to the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program is initiated by first applying to National University, then applying directly to the nurse anesthesia program via the supplemental nurse anesthesia application. The supplemental application will be submitted directly to the nurse anesthesia program office at the address listed on the application. The applications will be thoroughly screened for completeness and to assure all requirements have been met. Applicants who meet the screening criteria will be invited for a personal interview with program staff and local clinicians. Admission offers to the nurse anesthesia program will be given via letter, telephone, or email shortly after all interviews have been completed. All applicants to the program will be notified of their status for acceptance. *Note: The Nurse Anesthesia Program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
Council on Accreditation
222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS :
Pharmacology: 3 semester/4 quarter Anatomy with Lab: 4 semester/6 quarter Physiology: 4 semester/6 quarter General Chemistry: 3 semester/4 quarter Statistics: 3 semester/4 quarter
Biochemistry is not required but strongly recommended; Basic Research (1 course); Statistics (1 course) Must complete with a grade of B or better.
To receive an MSNA, students must complete 100.5 graduate quarter units. The program is designed in a cohort model and all courses must be taken in the set sequence. Due to the nature of the program no transfer credit is allowed. Further information on graduate admission and evaluation may be found in the Academic Information for Graduate Degrees section of the catalog.
NOTE: All course work must be completed with a grade of B- or higher to avoid academic probation and/or program dismissal.