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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Certificate

The College of Nursing offers certificates for nurses who need additional training. This post-MSN certificate prepares advanced practice nurses for a career as a nurse anesthetist. Advanced practice nursing involves the delivery of care, management of resources, interdisciplinary collaboration, and application of technology, information systems, knowledge, and critical thinking.

Campus Code

Distance Education

Graduate Certificate Type

Enrollment suspended

Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Admissions to this program has been suspended. 
  • A master’s degree in nursing is required for admission.
  • The nurse anesthesia certificate program requires students who have completed the master’s degree in nursing within the preceding five (5) years to complete 60-70 credit hours.
  • In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study and the College of Nursing, the following are required of all nurse anesthesia certificate applicants.
    • One year of critical care experience with adult clients.
    • Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
    • A personal interview

Academic Standards

The College of Nursing will observe the following grading scale:

A   =  92 – 100 4 quality points
B+ =  88 – 91 3.3 quality points
B   =  83 – 87 3 quality points
C+ =  78 – 82 2.3 quality points
C   =  75 – 77 2 quality points
D   =  67 – 74 1 quality point
F   =  66 or below 0 quality points

Credit Hours Required

Minimum 12 graduate credit hours. The total credit hours will vary depending on the student’s academic record, clinical experience, and objectives.

Required Courses