BSN-to-DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Track Degree Requirements

The BSN-to-DNP program is a lock-step program.  Students must complete the coursework as specified in the Plan of Study for the specific track under which they were admitted and as listed in the Academic Bulletin and the Student Handbook.  Students must also successfully complete the courses in each semester to progress to the next.  Questions related to degree requirements should be directed to the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director, or staff member in the OSS.

To receive the BSN-to-DNP, students must:

  1. Complete all course work as required with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  2. Complete all required clinical and practice immersion hours
  3. Successfully complete the DNP scholarly project before graduation
  4. Successfully complete annual benchmark exams, before progressing into next phase of the program
  5. Successfully pass the DNP comprehensive examination, which is an integrative experience to demonstrate students’ mastery of the outcome objectives of the program
  6. Pass a comprehensive clinical nurse anesthesia oral board examination

BSN-to-DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Track Plan of Study

The BSN-to-DNP program is a lock-step program.  Students must complete the coursework as specified in the Plan of Study below and in the Student Handbook for the specific track under which they were admitted.  Students must also successfully complete the courses in each semester to progress to the next.  Questions related to degree requirements should be directed to the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director, or staff member in the OSS.

Spring IHoursClass CreditsClinical CreditsClinical Hours
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacology 3 3 0 0
NUR 611 Foundations of Anesthesia Science Technology for Nurse Anesthetists (CIVIC) 5 4 1 56
NUR 612 Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 3 0 0
NUR 613 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 3 2 1 28
 Total for Semester1412284
Summer I
NUR 614 Basic Concepts in Anesthesia Nursing (CIVIC) 6 4 1 56
NUR 617 Pharmacology for Anesthesia Nursing 3 3 0 0
NUR 654 The Evolution of Nursing Practice Application of Theory in Nursing Practice 3 3 0 0
NUR 663 Research I: Evaluating the Evidence for Practice 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester1513156
Fall I
NUR 619 Advanced Concepts of Anesthesia Nursing I (CIVIC) 7 3 4 224
NUR 655 Health Care Management, Economics, Financing, and Ethics 3 3 0 0
NUR 664 Research II: Biostatistical Applications for Nursing Practice 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester1394224
Spring II
NUR 620 Advanced Concepts of Anesthesia Nursing II (CIVIC) 9 3 6 336
NUR 676 Practice Immersion Experience I (CIVIC) 2 0 2 112
NUR 658 Health Policy Development and Implementation 3 3 0 0
 Total for Semester1468448
Summer II
NUR 645 Interdisciplinary Anesthesia Nursing I (CIVIC) 8 3 5 280
NUR 660 Translational Science 3 3 0 0
NUR 688 Health Systems Development and Leadership Practice Immersion II (CIVIC) 2 1 1 56
 Total for Semester1376336
Fall II
NUR 646 Interdisciplinary Anesthesia Nursing II 10 3 7 392
NUR 656 Global Health 3 3 0 0
NUR 659 Technology in Health Care 3 2 1 56
NUR 689 New Method Of Implementation-Practice Immersion Experience III 2 0 2 112
 Total for Semester18810560
Spring III
NUR 615 Professional Aspects of Anesthesia Nursing 2 2 0 0
NUR 650 Interdisciplinary Anesthesia Nursing III (CIVIC) 11 3 8 448
NUR 672 DNP Scholarly Project Seminar I 3 1 2 112
 Total for Semester16610560
Summer III
NUR 657 Population Based Health and Health Care Disparities 3 3 0 0
NUR 694 Clinical Praticum for DNP Nurse Anesthesia Clinical 7 1 6 336
 Total for Semester1046336
Fall III
NUR 673 DNP Scholarly Project Seminar II 3 1 2 112
NUR 695 Clinical Practicum For DNP Nurse Anesthesia (CIVIC) 9 1 8 336
 Total for Semester12210448
 Total Program12567573052
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