Nurse Anesthesia Practice (D.N.A.P.)

The mission of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice is to build on the theoretical foundations of nursing and to provide new and advanced knowledge in understanding the science and art of nurse anesthesia practice. The program promotes research activities to enhance the knowledge and understanding of best practices essential to the delivery of quality and safe anesthesia practices to diverse patient populations. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination (NCE) given by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). The nurse anesthesia program is offered full-time only.


The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Program admits students annually to begin the anesthesia curriculum in the fall semester. Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and review by the Nurse Anesthesia Admission Committee.