Nurse Anesthesia Program
The Master of Science in Nursing with specialty in Anesthesia prepares advanced practicing nurses with a high level of scientific background who have the knowledge and skills to evaluate complex nursing anesthesia situations. Graduates should be able to assume the responsibility for arriving at indicated actions and decisions that may have profound effect upon an individual.
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.
- Didactic hours: eight hundreds thirty-seven (837) hours.
- Clinical Practice hours: twenty one hundred and seventy six (2,176) hours.
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program (CCNE – “Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education” or NLNAC – “National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission”).
- A preferred undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 in general education courses, sciences and nursing courses.
- An undergraduate statistics and chemistry courses.
- English proficiency as evidenced by Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a preferred overall point score of 80 and a minimum score of 20 on reading. Click here for a study guide.
- Evidence of permanent license 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.
- Minimum score required:
- 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) previous teacher that can attest the academic suitability to pursue graduate education. The letters should reflect an accurate appraisal of clinical skills, experience, and independent decision-making. Recommendation Letter Format.
- Submit a written commitment to sit for National Certification Examination (NCE) within 120 days after completing the clinical and didactic requirements.
- Be computer literate.
- Complete the Medical Sciences Campus’ Online Admissions Form and submit the supporting documentation required. Please visit this link for information regarding application deadline.
Program’s Length of Study
- Twenty nine (29) consecutive calendar months
- Full time student enrollment requirement
- Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) – 10/2017
- 222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, Ill. 60068-4001
- COA’s List of Accredited Educational Programs
- 222 S. Prospect Avenue
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)- Spring, 2017
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
- Approved by the Puerto Rico Council on Education