The UTC Nurse Anesthesia program offers the Doctor of Nursing practice degree. The DNP Nurse Anesthesia program is 36 months (3 years) of full-time study. The application deadline is June 1. Candidates selected for admission will begin the following January.
Rich Learning Experience
Rigorous coursework with extensive clinical experiences prepares our students for the national certification exam offered by the NBCRNA. Once certified, graduates from UTC may begin work immediately as a CRNA, without the need for additional on-the-job training or work-related orientation.
Medical residency programs in anesthesia are not offered at any of the hospitals where students complete their clinical rotations. As a result, UTC nurse anesthesia students do not compete with anesthesiology residents for opportunities to participate in challenging clinical experiences.
North Mississippi Medical Center Partnership
Students from Mississippi are encouraged to take advantage of UTC's partnership with North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. Through state-of-the-art distance learning technology, students in Tupelo are able to attend classes, participating in clinical rotations at North Mississippi Medical Center, gaining access to various specialty areas of anesthesia practice within one institution and without additional travel. Students enrolled at the Tupelo Campus will be in residence in Chattanooga for Semesters 2 and 3.
The master’s degree in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). The Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) through May 2024. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
COA Contact Information:
10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906
Rosemont, IL 60018-5603
Email: [email protected]