Nurse Anesthesia (D.N.P.)
Administer care at the highest level of nursing practice through one of the nation's top-rated nurse anesthesia programs.
Graduate ready to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Our graduates achieved a 100% first time pass rate on their certification exam for the past 3 years.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 3 years
- Credit hours:
- 97 (curriculum includes on-campus and online courses)
Why Study Nurse Anesthesia at UND?
The D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia program at UND integrates courses in evidence-based practice, leadership, healthcare economics, collaboration, informatics, knowledge of systems, and healthcare policy with specialized nurse anesthesia practice education.
At graduation, you'll be able to:
- Formulate an individualized, physiologically sound, evidence-based and culturally competent anesthesia plan of care for patients from diverse populations across the lifespan, while taking into account the surgical procedures and comorbid conditions.
- Implement a formulated anesthesia plan of care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner to ensure the best possible patient outcome.
- Analyze physiologic responses to the anesthetic and implement scientifically sound interventions.
- Evaluate nurse anesthesia care to positively impact patient outcomes, reduce complications, and improve the safety and quality of nurse anesthesia care.
Accredited by COA
The University of North Dakota Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council
on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA) through 2021.
Council on Accreditation
222 S Prospect Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Leaders that Do
Students at UND take chances, seek challenges and become leaders in healthcare.
Ranked #4 among "Best Value DNP Nurse-Anesthesia Programs" in the nation by BestMedicalDegrees.com
Gain hands-on clinical experience in anesthesia practice at urban and rural healthcare facilities throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.
Get personal attention from qualified professionals, with cohorts limited to 12-15 students each year.
Coursework in program utilizes face-to-face, online, and clinical practicum learning.
Becoming a nurse anesthetist is both uniquely challenging and rewarding. It often entails reassessing current commitments, geographic relocations and personal sacrifices. However, the opportunities available to you as a CRNA and the professional growth you will experience are unparalleled.
At graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination (NCE), administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). After passing the NCE, you will be certified as a CRNA and eligible to apply for state licensure in any of the 50 states.
- The National Certification Exam pass rate (first-time test takers) have consistently at or above the national average with a pass rate of 92%.
- The UND Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.) attrition rate for the past ten years was 0.8%