Nurse Anesthesia Track, MSN
Expected Outcomes of the Program
- Applies scientific theories and research to implement the advanced nursing role
- Demonstrates competence according to national standards and guidelines in the advanced nursing role
- Demonstrates knowledge of legal, ethical, fiscal, policy, and leadership issues that impact the delivery of health care in the advanced nursing role
- Demonstrates knowledge of legal, ethical, fiscal, policy, and leadership issues that impact the advancement of the nursing profession in the advanced nursing role
- Identifies researchable nursing problems and contributes to research studies for advanced nursing and health care practice
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a foreign institution must be recognized by The University of Akron.
- 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale for BSN and all previous nursing degrees.
- 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale for science GPA.
- CCRN certification required prior to interview for the Nurse Anesthesia program.
- Three letters of reference from a recent employer; a member of the nursing profession; a former faculty member.
- Essay, a 300-word position paper describing professional goals, purpose in seeking graduate education, and why The University of Akron Nurse Anesthesia Program.
- Current unrestricted State of Ohio Registered Nurse license.
- Interview required prior to admission to the program.
- Prerequisite course requirements: Graduate Level Statistics.
- A minimum of one year of current ADULT critical care experience prior to interview. Current experience is defined as one consecutive year of adult critical care nursing. The following does not constitute critical care experience for admission to The University of Akron: operating room, labor and delivery, step down telemetry units, neonatal intensive care, emergency room, pediatric intensive care, post anesthesia care units, and cardiac catheterization labs.
- See Nurse Anesthesia Program webpage for additional program information and forms required for application.
All application materials for the Nurse Anesthesia program must be received by August 1. Once accepted into the School of Nursing MSN program candidates may begin taking core courses. Candidates may be eligible to interview for the program in October. Students admitted into the program will begin anesthesia classes in June of the following year.
The student should access the online graduate application through the Graduate School webpage. Questions regarding admissions may be directed to the School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program (330) 972-3387.
The School of Nursing Graduate Admission and Progression Committee and the Assistant Director of Graduate Programs will review and make decisions for applications. The admit decision will be sent to the Graduate School. Applicants will receive notification of the admission decision via an e-letter from the Graduate School and a letter from the School of Nursing.
The Master of Science in Nursing curriculum includes a minimum of 30 credit hours of study depending on the specialty track. The advanced practice tracks include Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (Primary, Acute, Dual), and Nurse Anesthesia. Graduates are prepared for advanced practice as nurse practitioners or nurse anesthetists. The curriculum is based on theory and research both in nursing and in related disciplines. It provides the foundation for doctoral study and for ongoing professional development.
The curriculum consists of a core of 17 credit hours. These courses encompass advanced theory, research, information management in nursing, health policy, and pathophysiological concepts. Core courses are required of all students.
|8200:561||Advanced Physiological Concepts in Health Care I||3|
|8200:562||Advanced Physiological Concepts in Health Care II||3|
|8200:603||Theoretical Basis for Nursing||3|
|8200:606||Information Management in Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|8200:607||Policy Issues in Nursing||2|
|8200:619||Principles of Evidence Based Practice||3|
Nurse Anesthesia Track
The Nurse Anesthesia Program (42 credit hours) is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
|8200:609||Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthetist||3|
|8200:637||Nurse Anesthesia Residency I||4|
|8200:640||Scientific Components of Nurse Anesthesia||3|
|8200:641||Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia I||3|
|8200:642||Anesthesia Techniques, Prodcedures, and Simulation Lab||4|
|8200:643||Advanced Health Assessment and Principles of Nurse Anesthesia I||4|
|8200:644||Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia II||3|
|8200:645||Advanced Health Assessment and Principles of Anesthesia II||4|
|8200:646||Nurse Anesthesia Residency II||4|
|8200:647||Professional Role Seminar||2|
|8200:648||Nurse Anesthesia Residency III||4|
|8200:649||Nurse Anesthesia Residency IV||4|