The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) program is designed to prepare the baccalaureate registered nurse for the highest level of advanced nursing practice with a specialization in nurse anesthesia to provide safe and equitable patient centered care.
IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, the DNP-NA program is waiving the GRE requirement for this admission cycle.
The purpose of the DNP-NA program is to prepare the baccalaureate registered nurse for the highest level of advanced nursing practice with a specialization in nurse anesthesia to provide safe and equitable patient-centered care. Graduates of the program are prepared to meet state, regional and national needs as doctorally prepared advanced practice nurses in leadership positions in health-related organizations to improve systems of care, patient outcomes, and quality of care. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination offered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Candidates who satisfactorily meet these criteria may be invited for an evaluated interview. Upon acceptance into the program, students must meet the following criteria prior to enrollment:
The mission of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program is to provide diverse learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver safe, equitable and evidence-based patient-centered care at the highest level of advanced nursing practice. The program develops leaders and scholars who transform systems of care by improving the quality of care and patient outcomes in a variety of healthcare settings. The Program achieves this mission through the creation of an environment that promotes professional socialization, embraces diverse cultures and learning styles, recognizes achievement and promotes excellence while exemplifying the mission and traditions of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady.
As a premier advanced practice nursing educational program, the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University will meet the following program goals:
Upon completion of the DNP-NA Degree Program, the graduate will be able to:
Our faculty members are highly-skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and a comprehensive blend of clinical practice, content expertise, and educational experience.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at.
|Semester||Credit Hours||Tuition/Fees||Course Fees||Total|
|1||9||$ 7,223.25||$ 7,223.25|
|2||6||$ 5,119.50||$ 5,119.50|
|3||18||$ 16,696.04||$ 250.00||$ 16,946.04|
|4||18||$ 17,544.60||$ 200.00||$ 17,744.60|
|5||10||$ 9,685.48||$ 250.00||$ 9,935.48|
|6||12||$ 11,650.26||$ 11,650.26|
|8||7||$ 7,374.73||$ 250.00||$ 7,624.73|
|9||9||$ 9,339.51||$ 300.00||$ 9,639.51|
|*Total||100||$ 95,937.66||$ 1,250.00||$ 97,187.66|
*Tuition costs do not include textbooks or any additional costs associated with this program.
Since the August 2005 inception of the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, there have been 339 graduates. Of these graduates, 322 passed the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) National Certification Exam (NCE) on the first attempt (95%).Employers consistently rate the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University MSNA and DNP-NA graduates as excellent practitioners with a broad knowledge base who demonstrate competency in administering anesthesia in all specialty areas. Additionally, graduates indicate the program prepared them to function as competent anesthesia providers. Among the graduates of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s nurse anesthesia program, quite a few currently serve on the board of directors for state associations, many are enrolled in DNP completion programs, and several hold positions within the program as faculty. The DNP-NA doctoral class of 2019 had an 92.8% (26/28) first time pass rate on the NBCRNA NCE, a graduation rate of 87.5% and an attrition rate of 12.5%. Employment rate as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for the Class of 2018 is 95.8% at 6 months post-graduation.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
Nurse Anesthesia Program Accreditation
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001 and can be reached at 847-655-1160, via fax at 847-692-7137, via the web at https://www.coacrna.org or by email: email@example.com. The program received 10 years of continued accreditation in October of 2018 and is scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2028.
State Board of Nursing Accreditation
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Doctor of Nursing Practice- Nurse Anesthesia program is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, (225) 755-7500, http://www.lsbn.state.la.u
|NURS 6315 - Advanced Practice Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 6320 - Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NURS 6345 - Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||9|
|NURS 7360 - Leading and Managing Health Care Systems||3|
|NURS 7340 - Decision Science and Informatics||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||6|
|ANES 7425 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I||4|
|NURS 6410 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing||4|
|ANES 7310 - Physical Science in Nurse Anesthesia||3|
|ANES 7435 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice I||4|
|NURS 6340 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||18|
|ANES 7455 - Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II||4|
|ANES 7445 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia||4|
|ANES 7465 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice II||4|
|NURS 7320 - Healthcare Policy and Policy Advancement||3|
|ANES 7340 - Anesthesia Skills and Simulation Lab||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||18|
|ANES 7710 - Clinical Practicum I||4|
|ANES 7375 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice III||3|
|NURS 6350 - Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Practice||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||10|
|ANES 7740 - Clinical Practicum IV||5|
|ANES 7800 DNP Project||2|
|Semester Credit Hours||7|
Didactic courses = 1 credit hour = 15 contact hours
Clinical courses = 1 credit hour = 120 contact hours
Lab course = 1 credit hour = 45 contact hours