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.
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.
The DNP-NA doctoral class of 2021 had a 93.1% first-time pass rate on the NBCRNA NCE, a graduation rate of 90% and an attrition rate of 6.90%.
Employers consistently rate FranU 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.
The employment rate as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for the Class of 2021 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.