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Nurse Anesthesia Program

The Nurse Anesthesia Program prepares registered nurses with the advanced skills and judgment required to practice as nurse anesthetists. The program accepts students once per year for the Fall term. The 61-credit course of study allows students to pursue their studies on a full-time (27 months) basis. The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the certification examination given by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. A minimum of 550 cases are required to take the National Certification Examination.