Nurse Anesthesia DNP at SIUE
SIUE's School of Nursing offers the nurse anesthesia program.
The nurse anesthesia DNP specialization prepares registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees to provide individualized anesthetic patient care for surgical diagnostic, therapeutic or pain management procedures. Nurse anesthetist practices are based on both institutional and state policies, but are usually in collaboration with physicians. Nurse anesthetists are well respected and often work autonomously, especially in rural areas where they may be the sole anesthesia providers.
The nurse anesthesia DNP specialization offers courses and clinical experiences that meet or exceed the standards of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Program (COA). The NA DNP program at SIUE is fully accredited through 2020 by COA, 222 S. Prospect Ave., Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4010. Please click here for vital program statistics.
Within the specialization, students learn to provide anesthetic care in diverse settings, including both rural and urban settings. Following graduation, students are eligible to take the National Certification Examination offered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. The nurse anesthesia DNP specialization is offered full-time over nine semesters (36 months) on the Edwardsville campus.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- Nurse Anesthesia