MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program
Currently accepting eligible candidates
- Fall 2016 application deadline is September 1, 2015. All required documents must be uploaded into the application or received in the Graduate Admissions office on September 1, 2015. Interviews will be conducted in late October/early November
The student nurse anesthetist will have the opportunity to interact with faculty from a variety of disciplines during this 28 month intensive program at Lourdes. Theory courses will be presented by nursing (both CRNA and other advanced practice nurses), science and medical professors, and community professionals. Various teaching methods will be utilized throughout the curriculum including distance education via videoconferencing. Clinical experience will offer the student the ability to apply didactic knowledge to the practice of nurse anesthesia. Instruction will be provided by CRNA and anesthesiologist mentors in a variety of clinical settings.
Students will have the opportunity to meet the case requirements mandated by the COA, and will gain experience in general, regional, and MAC anesthesia techniques with a diverse population of patients. The program currently is contracted with 16 clinical affiliate sites, and all of them are estimated to be within a one-hour drive of our campus. These clinical affiliations will allow us to offer the best possible clinical experience.
A Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Certificate (GNAC) is available for applicants who have already received an advanced degree in nursing—Master's or Doctoral. Upon completion of the GNAC program, students will receive a certificate of completion, not an additional master’s or higher degree.
Currently the maximum number of students per cohort is 12–16, with strategic plans to increase the number of students per cohort to 18 in the future. Applications will be reviewed and select applicants will be invited to campus for interviews.
Lourdes University MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program and Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Certificate are fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs through Spring 2016.
*Next consideration of continued accreditation scheduled in fall 2015
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
Address: 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Applicants seeking admission to the MSN: NAP program must meet the following minimum requirements: