The University of Cincinnati's Nurse Anesthesia program has a history of excellence. The fourth-oldest program in the United States, established in 1945, the program currently ranks No. 22 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Our graduates are leaders in nurse anesthesia and include three past presidents of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetisis (AANA), the current AANA Executive Director and CEO, five Alice Magaw Outstanding National Clinical Practitioner recipients, and several recipients of the Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence. We are proud to have numerous alumni on state, national and international committees and boards.
Our faculty speak at the state, national and international level. They lead by example, serving on state and national boards, committees and taskforces, and they strongly encourage our students to lead.
Our students serve on AANA national committees and on state committees. Recipients of numerous awards, they attend state and national meetings and often give podium and poster presentations.
Our top-ranked DNP program offers much more than a degree; it broadens your skillset and perspective with the opportunity to:
- Learn from leaders and active national speakers in the field
- Be part of a distinguished network of alumni
- Experience community work as part of your learning process
- Get involved in regional and national committees
To learn more, watch a full recording of our recent information session, or request to talk to an advisor by filling out the form on this page.
Spring 2019 Admission
- Application Opens — Sept. 1, 2017
- Deadline — Dec. 1, 2017
The Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice program requires 36 months (nine semesters) of full-time study. Clinical experience begins in the third semester to allow students to integrate and apply concepts learned in the classroom.
Students begin clinical experience during the third semester. Clinical time and responsibilities gradually increase throughout the program.
Students benefit from a variety of clinical experiences at several clinical sites, all located within 25 miles of the university (many within walking distance). Experiences include a Level I trauma center, a Level III obstetric unit, one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, multiple outpatient surgery centers, and several community hospitals.
|Spring Semester 1||Summer Semester 1||Fall Semester 1|
|Total: 12 credits||Total: 13 credits||Total: 14 credits|
|Spring Semester 2||Summer Semester 2||Fall Semester 2|
|Total: 12 credits
||Total: 11 credits||Total: 13 credits|
|Spring Semester 3||Summer Semester 3||Fall Semester 3|
|Total: 10 credits||Total: 11 credits||Total: 11 credits|
|*Course offered as Distance Learning/ Hybrid||Total credits: 107 credits in 9 semesters|