Whether in a planned procedure or an emergency, a small local hospital or a regional center, a rural or urban setting, and throughout the life cycle, the nurse anesthetist is a critical member of the health care team. In fact, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) administer more than thirty million anesthetics each year in the United States.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice — Nurse Anesthesia Program has received full approval from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Program
Northeastern’s Nurse Anesthesia program is housed in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, which encourages interdisciplinary collaboration with other health care disciplines. The program offering is a Doctor of Nursing Practice — Nurse Anesthesia (DNP NA).
Students graduate in May each year and are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for nurse anesthetists, administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.
Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia specialty is also accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for the maximum allowable ten years, through May 2024. COA
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The curriculum of the Doctor of Nurse Practice — Nurse Anesthesia program, cosisting of 77 academic and clinical practice credits, is divided into four components: core nursing courses, DNP courses, nurse anesthesia specialty didactic courses, and nurse anesthesia specialty clinical courses.
The DNP NA program includes:
The NEU Post BSN to DNP program will be offered in a full-time format and classes will begin each May.
It takes 36 months of full-time study to garner the 77 semester hour credits required for the DNP NA degree in nursing.
Total Credits 77