The Nurse Anesthesia Program seeks to enter into partnerships with clinical sites that enhance student learning. Clinical sites are obtained to provide students with unique clinical experiences and are designated as a “Required” or “Enrichment” Clinical Site. All sites must receive approval by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs prior to the placement of students at the site.
A required site is a primary clinical site that meets one or both of the following criteria:
An institution (1) where students receive 50% or more of their total clinical experience and/or (2) that is necessary to enable a program to meet the Council's standards.
The program's required clinical site is Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center located in Baton Rouge, LA.
The program has partnership with local health facility organizations including:
An enrichment site is a non-primary clinical site that meets one or more of the following criteria: an institution (1) where students receive less than 50 percent of their total clinical experiences; (2) that is not necessary to enable a program to meet the Council's standards; (3) that is unlikely to have a significant impact on a program's ability continue complying with accreditation standards and policy/procedural requirements; and/or (4)that is utilized solely as an enriching experience. To provide optimal learning experiences, students rotate the facility for a two month rotation.