Goal #1: Prepare advanced practice nurse anesthetists at the doctoral level to meet anesthesia healthcare needs in Puerto Rico.
Goal #1 Objectives:
1.1: Recruit competent students with critical care background, capable of doctoral level work.
1.2: Provide a learning environment that promotes knowledge acquisition and development of skills and attitudes required for safe and evidence-based anesthesia practice.
1.3: Provide students with sufficient, accessible, and appropriate support services, learning resources and specialized clinical sites.
Goal #2: Offer a program that meets professional and accreditation standards.
Goal #2 Objectives:
2.1: Assure a solid curricular offering consistent with professional and accreditation standards that prepares successful practitioners in advanced nurse anesthesia practice.
2.2: Keep an ongoing assessment of expected student learning and program outcomes to assure program effectiveness.
2.3: Maintain accreditation status of the program by CCNE and COA.
Goal #3: Recruit and develop highly competent faculty, doctorally prepared, that contributes to teaching, practice, service and scholarly activities.
Goal #3 Objectives:
3.1: Promote interprofessional collaboration among faculty, nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists to enhance education, service, and evidence-based research in anesthesia.
3.2: Promote faculty development by maintaining CRNA credentials, continued development of professional skills in education and teaching, enhancement of clinical expertise, and commitment to scholarly activities.
Goal #4: Ensure that adequate human, financial and physical resources are available to the program.
Goal #4 Objectives:
4.1: Assure the human resources necessary to support the program’s academic, administrative, and student services components.
4.2: Seek financial resources that are available to the nurse anesthesia program.
4.3: Fulfill the needs of the program in relation to quality and availability of physical resources.