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 and the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (INFA).
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 National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
Degree: DNP NA
Jul 1, 2024 for Full Summer 2025 start
NursingCAS application opens Jan 1
View the 2023-2024 Tuition and Fees
See “Graduate Programs” and click on “Bouvé College of Health Sciences” for the cost per credit hour and see “Fees” and “Other”.
NCE Pass rate Class of ’22: 89%
Program Outcomes Data 2022
The curriculum of the Doctor of Nurse Practice — Nurse Anesthesia program, consisting 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 NU 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.
The Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Northeastern University School of Nursing are 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. 10275 W. Higgins Road Suite 906
Rosemont, IL 60018-5603
Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
Northeastern University is accredited by the the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (INFA).
Nurse Anesthesia Program 2020 – 2022 Pass Rate: 89%
Please note that all letters of recommendations and official transcripts must be submitted via NursingCAS.
To apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing you will need the following:
Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE
Official transcript(s) of ALL college-level study
Undergraduate grade-point average of 3.000 (B)
Science grade-point average of 3.000 (B)
Graduate level Chemistry/Physics course taken within 3 years highly recommended
Graduate Statistics grade-point average of 3.000 (B) completed within two years of application. Must be completed prior to matriculation.
The course can be a basic graduate level statistics course. Content should include:
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 300 or higher Quantitative and Verbal combined. Must be submitted via Northeastern’s NursingCAS code 2734
Three letters of recommendation
Personal goal statement
Current unrestricted license to practice nursing in the United States
At least one year of current intensive care nursing experience (if Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level III/IV only)
Shadow a CRNA
Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Preferred Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Virtual interview with faculty
The Program reviews applications on a holistic basis, taking all submitted materials into consideration and in context to the overall application and application materials. Applicant interviews and the admissions decisions are made at the discretion of the Nurse Anesthesia Program Admissions Committee.