Nurse Anesthesia Clinical I

Course Description

Provides supervised clinical practicum experience for the student nurse anesthetist to begin administering anesthesia to patients with minimal co-morbidities or complex anesthesia requirements. The student will engage in the entire perioperative course under the direct supervision of a CRNA or Anesthesiologist.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and apply perioperative anesthesia management plans at the basic level for a variety of clinical settings.
  • Formulate fundamental clinical practice knowledge to the practice of perioperative anesthesia management.
  • Evaluate the influence of the individual’s health status on the delivery of perioperative nurse anesthesia care.
  • Support policies and procedures of the operating room environment that affect perioperative anesthesia care and management.
  • Evaluate practice and integrate current research as related to anesthesia for the purpose of continuous improvement and evidence based practice.


All practicum courses are sequential, progressively more demanding, and will require satisfactory completion of the competency objectives to progress to subsequent practica. Punctual attendance is expected at all scheduled clinical practica and other scheduled clinical activities as may be announced. Evaluation is done via weekly clinical evaluations and discussions with the supervising CRNA or anesthesiologist. Students are responsible for knowing their daily assignments, equipment setup, pre- and post-anesthesia patient evaluations, the anesthesia management plan, and for following directions of the CRNA or Anesthesiologist preceptor. Active participation is expected and students are responsible for obtaining and maintaining accurate daily clinical performance and case count records.


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