A professional career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is rewarding, challenging and in high demand. Keiser University offers a Master's degree in Nurse Anesthesia with a full scope of nurse anesthesia practice. The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) program is designed for licensed Registered Nurses who have earned a bachelor’s degree and seek to take the next step in their careers.
To become a CRNA, students are required to earn a minimum of a master’s degree from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), and after graduation, must pass the National Certification Exam (NCE) administered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). The MS in Nurse Anesthesia program at Keiser University is accredited by COA and consists of a 72-credit hour, 28-month program.
Graduates of this program, who become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, are eligible to continue their education in the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.
The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program was developed to create capable and skilled CRNA’s. The program is divided into two stages; the Didactic Stage, which is the first 12 months of the program, provides the foundation in Nurse Anesthesia prior to students entering the Clinical Stage of the program, which lasts the final 16 months. The program is designed to be front-loaded with the didactic stage to establish the knowledge required to successfully transition into an immersive clinical stage.
During the clinical stage, the students will be immersed in clinical anesthesia. Didactics will be integrated throughout the clinical experience. This knowledge is necessary to pass the National Certification Exam. Students will be exposed to a full scope of practice with an average case count exceeding the minimum requirements; and upon completion of the clinical stage, graduates will be ready to become a competent and safe Nurse Anesthetist.
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