This curriculum is designed for the registered professional nurse (RN) with a baccalaureate-degree in nursing (B.S.N.) or related sciences. The program consists of twenty-four months of full-time didactic study with continuous clinical integration that involves many hospital affiliates: the Detroit Medical Center hospitals (DMC), the Veteran's Administration hospital, and many urban, community, and rural hospitals. The program also has a long-term partnership with the Toledo hospital and St Vincent hospital in Toledo, Ohio, that serve as primary clinical sites for students from the Toledo area. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination (NCE) to practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and satisfactory completion of the undergraduate and graduate prerequisites, and a personal interview with the Nurse Anesthesia Admission Committee. Applicants will be eligible for an interview only if all the nursing prerequisites are on file. Deadlines for submitting applications are outlined on the program's website. Admission requirements include:
Current licensure as a registered nurse.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing or related science.
Cumulative undergraduate grade point average (g.p.a.) of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 and in all science courses.
Six semester credits in organic and Inorganic chemistry, taken within ten years prior to application.
Three credits of biology: microbiology, or anatomy taken within ten years prior to application.
A minimum of ONE YEAR of full-time experience in an adult intensive care (SICU, MICU, CCU) unit within the past two years.
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
A minimum of one in-hospital “shadow” experience by July 1. This can be arranged at your place of work by contacting the chief CRNA in the anesthesia department to schedule a shadow experience.
Students in the Baccalaureate Nurse Anesthesia degree program complete sixty-four credits in professional anesthesia core courses and ten credits in electives, for a total of 74 credits to earn a Master of Science Degree in Anesthesia.
Core Course Requirements
|AN 7010||Advanced Health and Physical Assessment and Clinical Anesthesia Practicum I||1|
|AN 7020||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum II||2|
|AN 7030||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum III||2|
|AN 7040||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum IV||3|
|AN 7050||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum V||3|
|AN 7060||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum VI||2|
|AN 7100||Pharmacology I||4|
|AN 7110||Pharmacology II||3|
|AN 7120||Advanced Pharmacology of Anesthesia||2|
|AN 7150||Principles of Anesthesia I||4|
|AN 7160||Principles of Anesthesia II||3|
|AN 7170||Principles of Anesthesia III||2|
|AN 7180||Electrocardiography in Anesthesia Practice||1|
|AN 7190||Advanced Cardiovascular Patho-physiology and EKG||1|
|AN 7240||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology||2|
|AN 7500||Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesia||2|
|AN 7600||Regional Anesthesia||2|
|AN 7620||Pulmonary Mechanics and Anesthesia Implications||2|
|AN 7690||Advanced Clinical Anesthesia Practice Review I||1|
|AN 7700||Advanced Clinical Anesthesia Practice and Review II||1|
|AN 7730||Process of Teaching||2|
|AN 7780||Professional Dimensions of Anesthesia Practice||3|
|AN 7800||Pain Management for Nurse Anesthetists||1|
|AN 7880||Anesthesia Seminar (Max. 5)||1|
|AN 7885||Research Design for Anesthesia||1|
|AN 7890||Terminal Project||1|
|PSL 7010||Basic Graduate Physiology Lecture I||4|
|PSL 7030||Basic Graduate Physiology Lecture II||4|
To qualify for the Master of Science degree in anesthesia, all students must complete the required courses and maintain satisfactory cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above in all courses. The curriculum courses are the same for all students and are offered annually in the same sequence.
Advisors: Students are assigned a uniform Plan of Work, and the faculty serve as advisors throughout the program including the terminal project or research assignment.
Candidacy: Students will be advanced to candidacy upon completion of the first semester courses.
Academic Progress: Continuing in the master's program requires satisfactory progress as determined by the individual advisor and program director.