2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

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The DNAP program is housed and delivered in the School of Nurse Anesthesia. Within this school, there is a single degree pathway, the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP). The DNAP curriculum is a 36-month, doctoral degree program culminating in the student earning eligibility to attempt the National Certification Examination as required to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The curriculum prepares potential Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists to provide safe and effective anesthesia care for all populations in any setting at full scope of practice. In addition, the program prepares healthcare leaders with the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based clinical practice. The DNAP program focuses on preparing individuals to understand the importance of having strong ethics, know how to behave professionally in all settings, understand good business practices, and are committed to the healthcare profession.

Application Requirements

We are currently seeking qualified applicants with:

  • Competitive baccalaureate GPA with acceptable outcomes in college math, chemistry with lab, anatomy and physiology sequence, and microbiology.
  • Qualifying GRE score
  • More than one full year of critical care nursing experience (management of acute, critically ill patients, including titration of vasoactive medications and ventilation parameters).
  • Resume or CV
  • Nursing License - Photocopy or Screenshot
  • Personal Statement
  • Three reference forms from:
    • A current clinical supervisor or nurse manager who has direct knowledge of the applicant’s skills in the clinical setting and how they will translate into the nurse anesthetist role.
    • A professor, faculty member, or academic advisor who can provide a meaningful assessment of the applicant’s academic record.
    • A practicing clinical nursing professional, or APRN, who has served as a mentor and can speak about the applicant’s abilities as a nurse and potential to become a nurse anesthetist.

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