The mission of the nurse anesthesia specialty area of study at the University of Minnesota is to educate registered nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists with the highest degree of professional competency.
The University of Minnesota: Nurse Anesthesia Area of Study strives to educate professionals who:
- Integrate existing theoretical knowledge, current research, and clinical expertise into their practice.
- Display a commitment to public accountability, with emphasis on providing high-quality care to all who seek their services.
- Demonstrate the ability to contribute independently while working as a member of the anesthesia care team.
- Recognize the responsibility to share their knowledge with patients, peers, and other professionals.
The University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Area of Study demonstrates devotion to the professional growth and development of the student registered nurse anesthetist (SRNA) and the promotion of safety, health and welfare in the care of patients. The University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Area of Study faculty is dedicated to promoting clinical competence and independent decision-making among the students.
The University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Area of Study seeks to prepare the graduate to function as a competent nurse anesthetist by active involvement as a member of the health care team. Through formal and informal guidance in the classroom, clinical and professional areas, the program seeks to demonstrate its concern for each student as an individual. By providing a Doctor of Nursing Practice, the University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Area of Study strives to educate professionals who will become excellent clinical practitioners, as well as educators and leaders in the nursing community.
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Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Coursework
- Introduction to Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia
- Holistic Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia
- Basic Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Anesthesia Care: Patients with Cardiothoracic Problems
- Nurse Anesthesia Care: Advanced Principles for Special Populations
- Nurse Anesthesia Practicum A
- Nurse Anesthesia Practicum B
- Nurse Anesthesia Practicum C
- Advanced Clinical Physiology (3 courses)
- Pharmacology (2 courses)
Doctorate of Nursing Practice Coursework
- DNP Proseminar
- Ethical and Moral Positions in Nursing
- Science of Nursing Interventions
- Leadership Theory
- Research in Nursing
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Program Evaluation
- Economics of Health Care
- DNP Seminar I, II, and III