Curriculum

Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia Curriculum

Revised Jan 13, 2022

The 85 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 9-12 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 9 credits

  • ANE 7200 Epidemiology & Population Health (2)
  • NUR 7500 Evidence Based Practice Theory Design Methods (3)
  • BIO 7420 Gross Anatomy (2)
  • BIO 7440 Gross Anatomy lab (2)

Term 2 Winter 10 credits

  • ANE 7210 Epidemiology & Population Health Seminar (1)
  • NUR 5160 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • NUR 7000 Advanced Theory Development (3)
  • NUR 7450 Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice (3)

Term 3 Summer 10 credits

  • ANE 7350 Quality Safety & Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia (3)
  • NUR 7100 Healthcare Policy Economics & Law (3)
  • NUR 7400 Information Management Decision Support (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)
  • ANE 7010 Clinical Internship 1 (1)
  • BIO 5380 Physiology 1 (4)

Term 5 Winter 16 credits

  • ANE 7500 Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures & Special Populations 1 (4)
  • ANE 7610 Anesthesia Pharmacology 2 (4)
  • ANE 7701 Principles of  Regional Anesthesia (3)
  • ANE 7020 Clinical Internship 2 (1)BIO 5390 Physiology 2 (4)

Term 6 Summer;11 credits

  • ANE 7510 Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures & Special Populations 2 (4)
  • ANE 7800 DNP Project Proposal  (3)
  • ANE 7030 Clinical Internship 3 (1)
  • NUR 7300 Transformational Leadership & Innovation (3)

Term 7 Fall  8 credits

  • ANE 7100 Physics & Biomedical Instrumentation (2)
  • ANE 7520 Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures & Special Populations 3 (2)
  • ANE 7900 DNP Practicum Project Implementation (3)
  • ANE 7040 Clinical Internship 4 (1)

Term 8 Winter 5 credits

  • ANE 7110 Pathophysiology Review (1)
  • ANE 7920 DNP Doctoral Project (3)
  • ANE 7050 Clinical Internship 5 (1)

Term 9 Summer  1 credit

  • ANE 7060 Clinical Internship 6 (1)