Course Description

Explore and review of the principles and applications of nurse anesthesia. Scholarly inquiry into case studies, patient care management, thesis development, and intensive review.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge in the basic science of nurse anesthesia.
  • Formulate anesthesia management plans that utilize respiratory physiologic theory.
  • Evaluate practice for the purpose of continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in the role of the nurse anesthetist.
  • Select appropriate literature for Journal Club review
  • Develop a written review of the literature related to topic of scholarly inquiry.


The student is required to return to campus at the end of each session for clinical conferencing and intensive review. Every student is expected to attend the lecture and lab sessions. Meetings with assigned thesis mentor will be scheduled by the student as well. Student presented case studies, conference reports, and group projects will be presented. All documentation of case involvement must be submitted.



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