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Program Design

The Master’s of Science in Nursing degree, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is a 27-month program that requires full-time study. Upon completion of all didactic and clinical requirements with a specialization in nurse anesthesia, the graduate will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination offered by the National Board of Certification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).


Curriculum and course information

The curriculum is comprised of core courses that cover research and theoretical considerations of advanced nursing practice, and professional and economic issues associated with today’s healthcare environment. The specialty specific courses address the basic and advanced principles and practices of anesthesia with heavy emphasis on physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.

The clinical anesthesia practicum courses begin in the first fall semester and continue throughout duration of the program. Students begin to administer anesthesia under constant supervision of clinical CRNA and/or anesthesiologist preceptors.

Our curriculum is demanding and rigorous. The time commitment required of successful students is substantial.


Accreditation 

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Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs

The Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, Phone: (847) 692-7050

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The master’s degree in nursing at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.