Curriculum

Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia Curriculum

Revised Aug. 6, 2019

The 87 credits are taken in 36 months. Doctoral Core Courses are all year 1 courses (except BIO 7420/7440), NUR 7300, & Doctoral project courses (ANE 7800, 7900, 7920).

  •  In the first 12 months of the curriculum, the student takes 9-10 credits per term and has no clinical component. It may be realistic for some students to remain employed (part time or perhaps more) during this period. How many hours you can continue to be employed depends on your energy level, family responsibilities, and how well you are doing in the classroom.
  • In Year 2 & 3, the student has more intense clinical and classroom commitment. The time commitment is 60 or more hours per week year-round. It is suggested that students will do better without any outside work responsibilities in view of the demands of the clinical area, board preparation, and the elective (or scholarly project).

Term 1 Fall 10 credits

  • NUR 5030 Analytic Methods (3)
  • NUR 7500 Evidence Based Practice Theory Design Methods (3)
  • BIO 7420 Gross Anatomy (2)
  • BIO 7440 Gross Anatomy lab (2)

Term 2 Winter 9 credits

  • NUR 5160 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • NUR 7450 Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NUR 7000 Advanced Theory Development (3)

Term 3 Summer 9 credits

  • NUR 7400 Information Management Decision Support (3)
  • HLH 7100 Healthcare Policy Economics & Law (3)
  • ETH 7010 Ethical Issues (3)

Term 4 Fall 13 credits

  • ANE 7490 General Principles of Nurse Anesthesia (4)
  • ANE 7600 Anesthesia Pharmacology 1 (4)
  • BIO 5380 Physiology 1 (4)
  • ANE 7010 Clinical Internship 1 (1)

Term 5 Winter 15 credits

  • ANE 7500 Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures & Special Populations 1 (4)
  • ANE 7610 Anesthesia Pharmacology 2 (4)
  • BIO 5390 Physiology 2 (4)
  • ANE 7700 Principles of  Regional Anesthesia (2)
  • ANE 7020 Clinical Internship 2 (1)

Term 6 Summer;11 credits

  • ANE 7510 Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures & Special Populations 2 (4)
  • ANE 7350 Quality Safety & Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia (3)
  • NUR 7300 Transformational Leadership & Innovation (3)

Term 7 Fall  8 credits

  • ANE 7520 Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures & Special Populations 3 (2)
  • ANE 7100 Physics & Biomedical Instrumentation (2)
  • ANE 7800 DNP Project Proposal  (3)
  • ANE 7040 Clinical Internship 4 (1)

Term 8 Winter 6 credits

  • ANE 7900 DNP Practicum Project Implementation (3)
  • ANE 7200 Epidemiology & Population Health (2)
  • ANE 7050 Clinical Internship 5 (1)

Term 9 Summer  6 credits

  • ANE 7920 DNP Doctoral Project (3)
  • ANE 7210 Epidemiology & Population Health Seminar (1)
  • ANE 7110 Pathophysiology Review (1)
  • ANE 7060 Clinical Internship 6 (1)