Academic Catalog

Nurse Anesthesia Certificate

The Post-Master’s Nurse Anesthesia certificate trains master's prepared Registered Nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and requires 27 months of concentrated theory and clinical practice. The program is built upon a core of biophysical sciences, advanced pharmacology, principles of anesthesia, and professional role issues. Graduates of the program are prepared to deliver all types of perioperative anesthesia care to patients of all ages in a wide variety of health care settings. The program consists of 18 credits of graduate-level course work upon completion of required prerequisites and approximately 1000-1500+ hours of direct anesthetic management. Students are eligible to sit for the National Nurse Anesthesia Certification Examination upon completion of the program.

For information concerning Phase I required prerequisite courses please contact the School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Office, (330) 972-3387.


  • Hold an MSN degree from a professionally credentialed nursing program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the master’s degree program.
  • CCRN certification.
  • Current unrestricted State of Ohio license as a registered nurse.
  • Recent one-year experience in adult critical care.
  • Three letters of reference from a recent employer; a member of the nursing profession; a former faculty member.
  • Interview prior to admission to the program.
  • Acceptance into the anesthesia program is competitive and is decided by voting of the Admission Committee members.
  • Prerequisite: 3470:661 Statistics for the Life Sciences

Program of Study

  • 8200:637 Nurse Anesthesia Residency I (Pediatrics and Obstetrics) (4 credits)
  • 8200:646 Nurse Anesthesia Residency II (Cardiac, Thoracic, Cardiovascular, and Neurology) (4 credits)  
  • 8200:648 Nurse Anesthesia Residency III (Hepatic, Renal, Endocrine, Head & Neck, Trauma , and Burns/Pain Management) (4 credits)
  • 8200:647 Professional Role Seminar (2 credits)
  • 8200:649 Nurse Anesthesia Residency IV (Senior Seminar) (4 credits)