Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 72.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 3 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3804
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1151
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About the Program

The Post Master's Certificate (PMC) in Nurse Anesthesia program is a full-time program that offers 7.0 theoretical nursing and research credits, 9.0 quarter credit basic science component, 31.0 quarter credits of a didactic anesthesia component and a 25.0 credits in a clinical component. Upon successful completion program outcomes student is awarded a post master's certificate 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 S. Prospect Ave, Suite 304
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Admission Requirements

This certificate program is offered to those individuals who have earned a master's degree in nursing and seek further preparation in nurse anesthesia. Transcripts are reviewed and course work is determined on an individual basis. Contact the College of Nursing for more specific admission requirements.


First Year
Term 1Credits
NURS 503Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia3.0
NURS 504Overview of Nurse Anesthesia3.0
NURS 550*Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 2
NURS 508Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I1.0
NURS 505Chemistry and Physics3.0
NURS 507Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology I3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 3
NURS 510Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia I3.0
NURS 511Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology II3.0
NURS 512Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum II1.0
NURS 521Advanced Pathophysiology I3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 4
NURS 515Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia II3.0
NURS 516Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum III2.0
NURS 522Advanced Pathophysiology II3.0
 Term Credits8.0
Second Year
Term 5
NURS 517Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum IV3.0
NURS 518Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia III3.0
NURS 523Advanced Pathophysiology III3.0
NURS 530Anesthesia Seminar1.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 6
NURS 659Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia IV3.0
NURS 683Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum V3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 7
NURS 684Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum VI3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 8
NURS 527Evidence Based Approaches to Practice3.0
NURS 687Clinical Residency I6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Third Year
Term 9
NURS 688Clinical Correlative Seminars3.0
NURS 689Clinical Residency II6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Total Credit: 72.0


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