Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP)
The School of Nursing of the Medical Sciences Campus-UPR proudly announces the opening of the Anesthesia Program, authorized by the Puerto Rico Council of Education and accredited by the Council
on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs effective October 12, 2012. The Master of Science in Nursing with Specialty in Anesthesia (MSN-SA) takes 29 months of study. Seven full time
students will be admitted this year.
Admission process start January 8th 2013 and ends March 30th, 2013. Classes start August, 2013
Master of Science in Nursing with Specialty in Anesthesia (MSN-SA)
- The curriculum has been designed to prepare professional nurse anesthetists with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for delivery of anesthesia through a variety of methods and other anesthesia related care as defined in the AANA Scope and Standards for Anesthesia Practice 2010.
- Didactic hours: eight hundreds thirty-seven (837) hours.
- Clinical Practice hours: twenty one hundred and seventy six (2,176) hours.
- Possess a Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a national accredited program (CCNE or NLNAC).
- A preferred undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 in general education, sciences and nursing courses.
- Undergraduate Statistics and Chemistry courses (3 credits each).
- English proficiency as evidenced by TOEFL score.
- Evidence of current licensure as registered nurse. To comply with state laws, all students are required to be licensed in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Reciprocity forms may be obtained from the Puerto Rico State Board of Nursing. The license is required at the beginning of the Program.
- One year of professional experience as a registered nurse in acute critical care in the last five years.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) over 400 minimum score or 400 minimum score in EXADEP (Admission Test for Graduate Studies).
- Possess current BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications.
- Three letters of recommendation, one from each of the following: a) most recent employer; b) a health care professional preferably a licensed physician or a CRNA, and c) former teacher who can attest the academic suitability to pursue graduate education. The letters should reflect an accurate appraisal of clinical skills, experience, and independent decision making.
- Sign a written commitment to sit for NCE within 120 days after completing the clinical and didactic requirements.
- Possess computer literacy skills.
- Complete the official application kit and submit the supporting documentation required.
Program's Length of Study
- Twenty nine (29) consecutive calendar months
- Full time student enrollment requirement
Laboratory of Human Simulation
Yamil Calderón López
Crucita Mattei, MSN, CRNA