This practicum introduces the student to clinical practice with individualized preceptor-guided instruction in the management of patients receiving anesthesia with an emphasis on safety and monitoring modalities. Experiences include introduction to the role of the nurse anesthetist, development of basic nurse anesthesia skills, preparation of patients and equipment, pre-and post-operative evaluation, planning and implementing individualized anesthesia care plans, and airway management techniques. The clinical practicum requires the integration of knowledge learned in the nursing core,anesthesia specialty and science courses. DNP-NA students are also required to participate in journal club and clinical correlation conferences to promote role responsibility.
Admission to the DNP-NA program