Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia

Note: No applications will be accepted for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 71.0
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

About the Program

The post-master's certificate (PMC) in Nurse Anesthesia program is a full-time program that offers 6.0 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 of program outcomes, the student is awarded a post master's certificate in Nurse Anesthesia and is eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).

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.

Program Requirements

Required courses
NURS 503Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia3.0
NURS 504Overview of Nurse Anesthesia3.0
NURS 505Chemistry and Physics2.0
NURS 507Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology I3.0
NURS 508Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I1.0
NURS 510Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia I3.0
NURS 511Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology II3.0
NURS 512Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum II1.0
NURS 515Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia II3.0
NURS 516Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum III2.0
NURS 517Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum IV3.0
NURS 518Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia III3.0
NURS 521Advanced Pathophysiology I3.0
NURS 522Advanced Pathophysiology II3.0
NURS 523Advanced Pathophysiology III3.0
NURS 527Evidence Based Approaches to Practice
NURS 530Anesthesia Seminar1.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning *4.0
NURS 659Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia IV3.0
NURS 683Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum V3.0
NURS 684Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum VI3.0
NURS 687Clinical Residency I6.0
NURS 688Clinical Correlative Seminars3.0
NURS 689Clinical Residency II6.0
Total Credits68.0

 1.0 credit Independent Study course may be substituted based upon review of MSN transcript.

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