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Master of Science Degree Program

YEAR 1

Fall Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 5117 Advanced Pharmacology: 2
NRSG 5118 Health Care System & Professional Role Development: 3
NRSG 7105 Translating Research Evidence into Practice: 3
NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice: 3
NRSG 6320 Role/Practice Issues in Nurse Anesthesia: 3
Total Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Practice Research Aplication: 2
NRSG 6115 Advanced Health Assessment: 3
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology & Population Health: 3
NRSG 6324 Chemistry & Physics of Anesthesia: 3
Elective: 2
Total Credit Hours: 13

Summer Session/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6321 Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 1: 3
NRSG 6325 Pharmacotherapeutics in Anesthesia & Critical Care Nursing: 2
NRSG 6530 Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 1: 2
Total Credit Hours: 7

YEAR 2

Fall Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6322 Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 2: 3
NRSG 6534 Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 2: 4
Total Credit Hours: 7

Spring Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6333 Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 3: 3
NRSG 6535 Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 3: 4
Total Credit Hours: 7

Summer Session/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6336 Advanced Concepts in Nurse Anesthesia Practice: 3
NRSG 6540 Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 1: 1
Total Credit Hours: 4

YEAR 3

Fall Semester/Course/Credit Hours

NRSG 6541 Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 2: 1
Total Credit Hours: 1

Spring Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6542 Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 3: 1
Total Credit Hours: 1

Graduate in May with a Total of 54 Credit Hours


Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

YEAR 1

Fall Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 5117 Advanced Pharmacology: 2*
NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice: 3*
NRSG 6320 Role/Practice Issues in Nurse Anesthesia: 3
Total Credit Hours: 8

Spring Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6115 Advanced Health Assessment: 3*
NRSG 6324 Chemistry & Physics of Anesthesia: 3
Total Credit Hours: 6

Summer Session/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6321 Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 1: 3
NRSG 6325 Pharmacotherapeutics in Anesthesia & Critical Care Nursing: 2
NRSG 6530 Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 1: 2
Total Credit Hours: 7

YEAR 2

Fall Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6322 Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 2: 3
NRSG 6534 Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 2: 4
Total Credit Hours: 7

Spring Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6333 Conceptual Basis of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 3: 3
NRSG 6535 Nurse Anesthesia Practicum 3: 4
Total Credit Hours: 7

Summer Session/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6336 Advanced Concepts in Nurse Anesthesia Practice: 3
NRSG 6540 Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 1: 1
Total Credit Hours: 4

YEAR 3

Fall Semester/Course/Credit Hours

NRSG 6541 Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 2: 1
Total Credit Hours: 1

Spring Semester/Course/Credit Hours
NRSG 6542 Advanced Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthesia 3: 1
Total Credit Hours: 1

Graduate in May with a Minimum Total of 33 Credit Hours

*Denotes - Exempted if course was taken in MS program

CRNA MS Completion Program (One Year)*

NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice: 3
NRSG 6115 Advanced Health Assessment: 3
NRSG 6324 Chemistry & Physics of Anesthesia: 3
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology and Population Health: 3
NRSG 5118 Health Care System & Professional Role Development: 3
NRSG 6320 Role/Practice Issues in Nurse Anesthesia: 3
NRSG 7105 Translating Research Evidence into Practice: 3
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Practice Research Aplication: 2
NRSG 6325 Pharmacotherapeutics in Anesthesia & Critical Care Nursing: 2
Total Credit Hours: 25

*CRNA MS completion students receive the following:

  • 12 Transfer Credits
  • 14 Advanced Standing Credits

Graduate with a Total of 51 Credit Hours


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