Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for 150 years. As one of the oldest existing educational programs for nurse anesthetists, the University of Cincinnati Nurse Anesthesia program has a long history of academic and clinical excellence. The program transitioned from a master's program to a doctoral program in 2016.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice nurses and anesthesia professionals who safely administer approximately 32 million anesthetics each year in the United States. As a CRNA, you will provide anesthesia care to patients before, during, and after surgery or childbirth. You will practice with a high degree of autonomy as you work collaboratively with other healthcare providers such as surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, and podiatrists.