FAQ

Where can I find information about the FranU Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Sites Partnerships?

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. 

What is a Required Clinical 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.

How many partnerships do you currently have that provide clinical training opportunities for students?

  • Ochsner Acadia General Hospital, Crowley, LA
  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA
  • Ochsner Lafayette General Regional Medical Center, Lafayette, LA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Lane Regional Medical Center, Zachary, LA
  • New Iberia Surgical Center, New Iberia, LA
  • Northern Louisiana Medical Center, Ruston, LA
  • Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at the Neuromedical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Children’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • LSU Health Baton Rouge Perkins Surgical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital, Lafayette, LA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Lafayette, LA
  • Perkins Plaza Ambulatory Surgery Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • St Francis Medical Center, Monroe, LA
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA

Are there locations near FranU for DNP-NA students to fulfill their clinical hours/obligations?

The program has partnership with local health facility organizations including:

  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
  • Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital
  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center
  • Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge
  • LSU Health Baton Rouge Perkins Surgery Center
  • Lane Regional Medical Center
  • Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Perkins Plaza Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at the Neuromedical Center
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge
  • Woman’s Hospital

What is an Enrichment Clinical Site?

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.

  • Acadia General Hospital, Crowley, LA
  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA
  • Garden Park Medical Center, Gulfport, MS
  • Ochsner Lafayette General Regional Medical Center, Lafayette, LA
  • Lane Regional Medical Center, Zachary, LA
  • Merit Health Central, Jackson, MS
  • New Iberia Surgical Center, New Iberia, LA
  • Northern Louisiana Medical Center, Ruston, LA
  • Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Children’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Our Lady of the Lake Perkins Surgical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Lafayette, LA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital, Lafayette, LA
  • Perkins Plaza Ambulatory Surgery Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • St Francis Medical Center, Monroe, LA
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA

What are the requirements for licensure for CRNAs?

Requirements for CRNA professional licensure and certifications can vary by state and can change without notice. All students should consult the state licensing body in the state where they reside or desire to be licensed to ensure that the degree they earn will meet that state's licensure requirements.


Learn more about licensure.

What is the employment rate for graduates?

The employment rate as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for the Class of 2022 is 100% at six months post-graduation. Alums of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s nurse anesthesia doctorate program serve in leadership roles for state associations, and several hold positions within the program as faculty.