Nurse anesthetists have provided anesthesia care to patients in the U.S. for more than 150 years. The University of Cincinnati’s Nurse Anesthesia program is one of the oldest existing programs of its kind and, with it, comes a long history of academic and clinical excellence.
The program transitioned in 2016 from a master’s to a doctoral degree to meet the increasing, complex demands of the health care industry.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) administer anesthesia to millions of Americans each year and provide care to patients before, during and after surgery or childbirth. CRNAs practice with the highest degree of autonomy with other health care providers, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists and podiatrists.