The Anesthesia Program is in the process of transitioning to a doctoral degree. For this reason, students will not be admitted for the Master’s degree during the year 2021-2022. The Council on Accreditation (COA) requires that all students who enroll in a Program as of January 1, 2022, be enrolled in a COA approved program to award a Doctoral Degree in Nursing Practice (DNP). Our Program intends to submit your application to convert the current Program to a Doctoral Program in Nursing Practice with a Specialty in Anesthesia in May 2021. Pending approval by the COA, the Program expects to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in June 2022. For more information on this transition, contact the Program.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Statistics

  • Attrition for the most recent graduating class: 0%
  • Employment of graduates within six months of graduation: 100%
  • Certification examination pass rate for first-time takers (Class of 2020): 88%

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.

Mission

Prepare highly qualified, competent nurse anesthesia professionals with a solid foundation in evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills; that lead and foster collaborative efforts while educating and providing the best quality of care to a culturally diverse society.

Academic Degree

Master of Science in Nursing with Specialty in Anesthesia (MSN-SA)

Curriculum

  • 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.
  • In addition, 33 hours of independent study are required in course ENFE 6900 – Comprehensive Nurse Anesthesia Examination.

Program’s Length of Study

  • Twenty nine (29) consecutive calendar months
  • Full-time student enrollment requirement

Accreditations

Nurse Anesthesia Program Statistics

  • Attrition for the most recent graduating class: 0%
  • Employment of graduates within six months of graduation: 100%
  • Certification examination pass rate for first-time takers (Class of 2020): 88%

Contact Us

Postal Address:
Central Admissions Office MSC
Nurse Anesthesia Program
PO BOX 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067

 

Telephone: 787-758-2525

 

José L. Bonilla García, DNAP, CRNA
jose.l.bonilla@upr.edu
Program Director
Ext. 2034

 

Lilliana Villar Menendez, MSN, CRNA
lilliana.villar@upr.edu
Assistant Director
Ext. 1987

 

Adamarys Rivera Cruz
adamarys.rivera1@upr.edu
Admissions Official
Ext. 5230

 

Yamil Calderón López
yamil.calderon@upr.edu
Orientation Officer
Exts. 1099, 1089