The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) is mandating a transition in the level of education required for entry into practice from the master’s degree to the doctoral degree.
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are required to be no less than 36-months in length and graduates then become eligible to take a national certification examination.
For some, the shadowing experience may reinforce the plan to pursue a career as a CRNA.
For others, the shadowing experience may demonstrate that this career path is not the best choice for your career goals.
Admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis and students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion.
Post admission requirements include: The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will begin accepting applications to its DNP Nurse Anesthesia program on March 1st.
An additional year of preparation and possibly taking course work in the plan of study prior to formal admission to the anesthesia program may make a significant difference.
Therefore, it is important to be well prepared for an interview.Nurse anesthesia students are educated for the full scope of practice.The Health Systems Leadership focus of our established DNP program provides students with a foundation of business, leadership, and practice skills to expand their practice on graduation. The program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).Competitive applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview.Applicants will not be admitted without an interview.The following information is a recommended guide when preparing for a successful interview. There are many internet tips and books related to interviewing.If you have not interviewed lately you may wish to reference a few of these resources to refine your interview skills and how to present yourself.Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)222 S. 60068-4001 Main Number: 847-655-1160 Fax: 847-692-7137 Email: Students will train in a variety of clinical settings amassing a wide range of clinical experiences.Students will complete more than 2,500 supervised clinical hours in addition to simulated experiences in our state-of-the-art laboratory.A wait listed student who is not selected for the cohort for which they interviewed will be required to reapply.Being on the wait list does not guarantee admission for the subsequent year. We strongly recommend shadowing a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) for a minimum of 16 hours to identify the role and responsibilities of the CRNA, and to identify different types of anesthesia used during surgical procedures.