Northeastern’s nursing anesthesia program ranks #1

Northeastern’s Nurse Anesthesia Program was ranked #1 in the nation by an organization that evaluates top masters-level nursing programs throughout the country.

The award praised Northeastern’s emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and collaboration across professions in clinical settings.

Maria Van Pelt - Bouve College of Health Science, Northeastern University

Maria Van Pelt, nurse anesthesia program director

“Students get a lot of hands-on experiences. In fact, clinical work starts in the first year,” said topRNtoBSN in its selection as Northeastern as the top program in the country. “As a result, students feel prepared and confident as they move on to the next steps in their careers. Northeastern graduates routinely become leaders in their fields.”

While the public typically associates anesthesia with medical doctors, the reality is that in many operating rooms, anesthesia is handled by certified nurse anesthetists, who play a critical role in a wide range of high-pressure, emergency situations. These nurses may earn this specialty certification while completing Northeastern’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia program.

“Students in our program get lots of hands-on experience in the leading hospitals in Boston and throughout the New England area,” said program director Maria Van Pelt. “This school provides deep educational experiences, creating a springboard for lifelong learning.”

To rank the best nurse anesthetist programs, the organization evaluated accredited programs based on four factors—reputation, student reviews, cost, and alumni salary.

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