MSN in Nurse Anesthesia

Major: Nurse Anesthesia
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 90.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.3804
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 29.1151

About the Program

The Master of Science in Nursing in nurse anesthesia is a 28-month, 90.0 quarter credit, full-time program. The program offers 18 theoretical nursing and research credits, a 15.0 quarter credit basic science component, a 32.0 quarter credits didactic anesthesia component and a 25.0 credit clinical component. Upon successful completion of the program's outcomes the student is awarded an MSN in nurse anesthesia and is eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the NBCRNA Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the:
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
222 South Prospect Avenue, Suite 304
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847.692.7050

PMC in Nurse Anesthesia

The College of Nursing and Health Professions also offers a post-master's certificate in nurse anesthesia option. Upon successful completion of the program's outcomes the student is awarded a certificate in nurse anesthesia and is eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the NBCRNA Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.

 Additional Information

For more information, contact the Academic Advisor of the Nurse Anesthesia Program:
MSN Programs Academic Advisor
1601 Cherry St.
267.359.5786

Additional information is also available on Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Nurse Anesthesia Program web page.

Admission Requirements

The nurse anesthesia program begins annually in January. Applications are reviewed continually. Applications should be made 12-18 months in advance of the anticipated January start date. Interviews are conducted throughout the year.
Prospective applicants must demonstrate their ability to pursue graduate work, as exemplified by high scholastic achievement, high aptitude-test scores, and letters of recommendation. Applicants for the nurse anesthesia programs may submit scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) in lieu of the GRE.

For detailed admission requirements, visit the College's MSN in Nurse Anesthesia Admission Requirements web page.

An application form and additional requirements and deadline information is available on the the Nurse Anesthesia page of Drexel Admissions website.

Degree Requirements 

MSN Core Courses
NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
NURS 526Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice3.0
NURS 527Evidence Based Approaches to Practice3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
RSCH 519Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
RSCH 523Methods for Health Research3.0
Nurse Anesthesia Core
NURS 503Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia3.0
NURS 504Overview of Nurse Anesthesia3.0
NURS 505Chemistry and Physics3.0
NURS 507Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology I3.0
NURS 510Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia I3.0
NURS 511Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology II3.0
NURS 515Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia II3.0
NURS 518Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia III3.0
NURS 530Anesthesia Seminar1.0
NURS 659Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia IV3.0
NURS 688Clinical Correlative Seminars3.0
NURS 508Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I1.0
NURS 512Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum II1.0
NURS 516Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum III2.0
NURS 517Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum IV3.0
NURS 683Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum V3.0
NURS 684Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum VI3.0
NURS 687Clinical Residency I6.0
NURS 689Clinical Residency II6.0
Physiological Science Courses
NURS 520Advanced Physiology3.0
NURS 521Advanced Pathophysiology I3.0
NURS 522Advanced Pathophysiology II3.0
NURS 523Advanced Pathophysiology III3.0
Total Credits89.0

Nurse Anesthesia Faculty

Suzanne Ariza, CRNA, MSN (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor.
Lew Bennett, CRNA, MSN (Temple University) Chair, Nurse Anesthesia Department. Assistant Clinical Professor. Clinical and didactic education of nurse anesthesia students.
Ferne Cohen, CRNA, EdD (Drexel University) Associate Chair, Nurse Anesthesia Department. Assistant Clinical Professor. Clinical and didactic education of nurse anesthesia students.
Thomas Kelly, CRNA, DP. Assistant Clinical Professor.
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