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Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (Completion Degree)

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Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (Completion Degree)

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Naples Campus

This online program builds upon prior knowledge obtained in the master’s program in Nurse Anesthesia and focuses on clinical practice areas such as expanding knowledge in clinical practice and clinical leadership. The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (Completion degree) program at Keiser University is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), requiring an additional two years of coursework beyond the master’s curriculum. Graduates of the Nurse Anesthesia program from Keiser University, or other COA accredited Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia programs, may apply.

Program Mission

To prepare qualified Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists as expert clinicians who utilize leadership, research, and information technology to promote the highest quality of anesthesia care.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and goals: Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply nurse anesthesia scholarship through presentations, publications, and leadership activities. (Scholarship)
  • Utilize oral and written communication skills at the doctoral level through supporting claims with evidence. (Communication)
  • Synthesize relevant, current scientific knowledge and evidence-based research findings to enhance quality care and improve nurse anesthesia practice. (Research)
  • Apply leadership skills to meet the challenges of increasingly complex health care and educational environments impacting nurse anesthetists. (Leadership)

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Please review the admissions criteria for this program and note the following:

  • Graduation from a COA-Accredited Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Current Certification or Recertification as a CRNA
  • Current active membership with the AANA
  • Master’s Degree from a nurse anesthesia program
  • Current licensure as an APN/APRN
  • Current licensure as an RN
  • Currently practicing as a CRNA

View Graduate School Admissions Requirements

Program Outline

To receive a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, DNAP (Completion) degree, students must complete 30 doctoral graduate semester credit hours. The length of this program is approximately 20 months (80 weeks).

Graduate Division Courses

Scientific Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice 3.0 credit hours
Business Management Application in Evidence-Based Practice 3.0 credit hours
Capstone I: Topic & Literature Review 3.0 credit hours
Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing: Influencing Policy and Improving Patient Outcomes 3.0 credit hours
Capstone II: Methodology & IRB Submission 3.0 credit hours
Health Informatics Application 3.0 credit hours
Capstone III: Implementation 3.0 credit hours
Leadership Approaches in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Capstone IV: Evaluation of Outcomes & Dissemination 3.0 credit hours
Business in Anesthesia 3.0 credit hours

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