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 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 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.
Spring 2019 Admission
- Application Opens — Sept. 1, 2017
- Deadline — Dec. 1, 2017
The Nurse Anesthesia BSN to DNP 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|