Oakland University

School of Nursing

Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia is a program of full-time study that prepares nurses as specialists in anesthesia care. As advanced practice registered nurses, CRNAs practice with a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. Clinical core and specialty courses, including clinical internships, are the same as the MSN nurse anesthesia program. These courses, along with the clinical interships, provide the opportunity for students to gain experience in nurse anesthesia practice in all specialty areas. Students study physiology, pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and gross anatomical dissection in cognate courses. Upon completion of the 40-credit, 28-month post-master’s graduate certificate program, the nurse is prepared to take the certification exam offered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists leading to the designation CRNA.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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