Our nurse anesthetist program prepares students for the challenges they'll face as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA).
The preparation for success begins from the very start. The small size of our accepted classes fosters a supportive, closely knit community. It also allows us to monitor carefully the abilities and progress of students to individualize clinical training experiences.
Helpful and accessible, our nationally recognized faculty are leaders, teachers, scholars, and researchers who practice what they teach. Program courses, taught exclusively by nurse specialists and CRNAs, are immediately applicable to nursing practice. The school's recently constructed health assessment lab, the Center for Nursing Research, and the newly remodeled computer lab further support student research and practice needs.
Our nurse anesthetist students receive an education that equips them to assume clinical, educational, research, and leadership positions within this advanced nursing specialty. Our Patient Simulation Center, which includes an operating room with advanced monitoring and gas-delivery systems, employs advanced technology to support the surgical and resuscitative care of a full-body, computerized mannequin (SAMSON). Used throughout the program for basic and advanced training, SAMSON enables our students to learn, practice, and gain confidence with various clinical procedures and provides training in managing rare and critical events and crises.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999