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Admission Requirements

Doctor of NURSING PRACTICE WITH NURSE ANESTHESIA CONCENTRATION

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications for Summer 2022 and beyond are now being accepted. Deadline for Summer, 2022 Applications is September 1, 2021. Summer 2022 classes begin the week of May 17, 2022

NURSE ANESTHESIA PROGRAM ADMISSION PROCESS

  • Apply for Admission:  Complete and submit the online application for graduate students at lourdes.edu/apply
    • If you have previously applied but did not enroll in courses, please complete and submit a new application so all of your records can be updated.
  • Request Transcripts:  Order transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • Have electronic copies sent to gradadmit@lourdes.eduOR Have your institution send official hard copies to:

Lourdes University Graduate Admissions
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, OH  43560

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Graduation from a nationally accredited nursing program or a bachelor’s degree in nursing or other appropriate major from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Course content and a grade of 3.0 or better within the last 10 years in Anatomy and Physiology, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Provide Recommender Information:  Provide name, organization, position/title, relationship, phone number & email address of three recommenders:
    • A peer who works with you
    • An immediate supervisor, someone who performs or can evaluate you in the workplace
    • A physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant you have worked closely with in a critical care area.
  • Provide Proof of Current Certifications and Current Licensure:  All copies of current documents/licenses/certifications can be uploaded into your application.
    • ACLS
    • BLS
    • CCRN due 9/1/2021
    • PALS
    • Unrestricted Nursing License – All licenses if more than one
    • Resume or CV
    • Critical Care Work Experience – Submit documentation citing your critical care work experiences using the form located here:  Lourdes NAP Critical Care Work Experience Form
      • Critical care areas include SICU, MICU, CICU, NICU, PICU, Neuro ICU, and ER. ER nursing will be considered as fulfilling this requirement and will be individually considered based on the acuity/intensity of the ER.
    • Shadowing Experience:  Complete a minimum shadowing experience of 1-2 days (8-16 hours) with a CRNA or anesthesiologist.  Please use this form to record your shadowing experiences Lourdes NAP Shadow Experience Form
  • Pay Application Fee:  Pay the $50 Application Fee electronically by accessing – Official Payments Website
  • Application Deadline:  Submit application and all admission materials by September 1, 2021 at midnight
  • Application Review:  The application review process takes several weeks.  Once this process is complete, invitations to interview will be sent via email.  Applicants not granted an interview will be informed via email.
  • Interview: Interviews will take place on multiple dates in September through October 2021 Tentative dates for 2021, subject to change, are as follows: 9/9, 9/10, 9/16, 9/17, 9/23, 9/24, 9/30, 10/1.
  • Admission Decision:  Admission decisions will be sent via email.  All interviewees will receive an admission decision.

 Learning Outcomes

NAP Outcomes

The Lourdes University Nurse Anesthesia Program will assess quality and sustainability in the following areas:

  • Number of students who complete the program.
  • Number of graduates that pass the National Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists in accordance with the Council on Accreditation Examination policy.
  • Number of graduates who secure employment within 6 months post-graduation.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Ensure 100% of the students successfully complete the program, but a rate of 92% will be

noted as acceptable.

  1. Establish the benchmark for first time pass rates of the National Certification Examination to be 100%, and a rate of 92% will be noted as acceptable.
  1. Produce graduates who reflect Franciscan values and best practices related to the advanced role of nurse anesthesia.
  1. Produce graduates who are committed to the advancement of nursing scholarship as evidenced by professional publication and presentations.
  1. Document that 90% of graduates are satisfied with the MSN/DNP Nurse Anesthesia program of study.
  1. Produce graduates who are prepared as nurse anesthetists in a variety of settings.

MSN Program Student Learning Outcomes:

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate scientific knowledge and psychomotor ability while
  2. providing anesthesia care.
  3. Demonstrate safety and vigilance to protect the patient from harm.
  4. Provide individualized anesthesia care to meet the needs of the patient.
  5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  6. Demonstrate professionalism and responsibility in the advanced practice role of the nurse anesthetist.
  7. Utilize critical thinking and decision-making skills to impact patient care.

DNP Program Student Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Display a professional commitment to the Franciscan values of community, learning, reverence and service when leading care of diverse populations in the advanced practice nursing role. (Essential II, VIII, Lourdes Mission)
  1. Utilize interdisciplinary sciences to establish professional standards that provides safe, effective, efficient evidence-based care in an advanced practice nursing role. (Essential I, VIII)
  1. Apply evidence-based knowledge in the design and use of theoretical and technological systems to manage individual and aggregate level information to improve and transform healthcare. (Essential I, II, IV)
  1. Employ communication, leadership and cultural principles to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams in the provision of quality and safety initiatives to improve outcomes at the individual and systems level. (Essential II, VI, VIII)
  1. Utilize epidemiology to translate evidence-based practice models to improve individual aggregate and population health. (Essential III, V, VII)
  1. Synthesize, evaluate and discuss impact of ethical, political, economic, legal and more issues as related to healthcare in society. (Essential V, VIII)

Program Accreditation

Lourdes University MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program and Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Certificate are fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs  (COA) through fall 2026

*Next consideration of continued accreditation scheduled in spring 2026.

Lourdes University NAP program received the full 10-year accreditation, the maximum accreditation allowed.

Lourdes University DNP-NAP Program has submitted its application in May 2021 to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia. Pending approval, Lourdes University will admit students in May 2022 and award the first DNP-NAP degree in 2025.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
Address: 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Phone: 847-655-1160
Email: accreditation@coacrna.org
www.coacrna.org

Additional ACCREDITATION AND APPROVAL

Lourdes University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

The College of Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791), and the Council on Accreditation (www.coacrna.org) for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Program Statistics

Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) Statistics Inaugural Cohort 1

  • 13 students enrolled in inaugural NAP Cohort
  • 8% attrition rate
  • 92% Graduation rate
  • 83% NCE (Board) 1st-time pass rate
  • 100% NCE (Board) pass rate by March 1, 2014
  • 100% of graduates have been employed or secured employment within 3 months of graduation. Many of the graduates have been employed in the clinical facilities which serve as practicum sites for the NAP.

Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) Statistics Cohort 2

  • 12 students enrolled in NAP Cohort 2
  • 8% attrition rate
  • 92% Graduation rate
  • 91% NCE (Board) 1st-time pass rate
  • 100% NCE (Board) pass rate by March 1, 2015
  • 100% Employment by March, 2015. Many of the graduates have been employed in the clinical facilities which serve as practicum sites for the NAP.

Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) Statistics Cohort 3

  • 13 students enrolled in the NAP Cohort
  • 8% attrition rate
  • 92% Graduation rate
  • 67% NCE (Board) 1st-time pass rate
  • 83% NCE (Board) pass rate by December 31, 2015
  • 100% NCE (Board) pass rate by April 1, 2016
  • 100% of graduates were employed by graduation December, 2015. Many of the graduates have been employed in the clinical facilities which serve as practicum sites for the NAP.

Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) Statistics Cohort 4

  • 15 students enrolled in the NAP Cohort
  • 14% attrition rate
  • 86% Graduation rate
  • 69% NCE (Board) 1st-time pass rate
  • 92% NCE (Board) pass rate by April, 2017
  • 100% of graduates were employed by graduation December, 2016. Many of the graduates have been employed in the clinical facilities which serve as practicum sites for the NAP.

Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) Statistics Cohort 5

  • 15 students enrolled in the NAP Cohort
  • 6% attrition rate
  • 94% Graduation rate
  • 67% NCE (Board) 1st-time pass rate
  • 100% NCE (Board) pass rate by February, 2018
  • 100% of graduates were employed by graduation December, 2017. Many of the graduates have been employed in the clinical facilities which serve as practicum sites for the NAP.

Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) Statistics Cohort 6

  • 15 students enrolled in the NAP Cohort
  • 7% attrition rate
  • 93% Graduation rate
  • 93% NCE (Board) 1st-time pass rate
  • 100% NCE (Board) pass rate by March, 2019
  • 100% of graduates were employed by March 2019. Many of the graduates have been employed in the clinical facilities which serve as practicum sites for the NAP.

Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) Statistics Cohort 7

  • 17 students enrolled in the NAP Cohort
  • 12% attrition rate
  • 93% graduation rate
  • 93% NCE (Board) 1st-time pass rate
  • 100% NCE (Board) pass rate by December 30, 2019
  • 100% of graduates were employed or secured employment by January 2020.  Many of the graduates have been employed in the clinical facilities which serve as clinical practicum sites for the NAP.

Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) Statistics Cohort 8

  • 10 students enrolled in the NAP Cohort
  • 10 % attrition rate
  • 90% graduation rate
  • 90% NCE (Board) 1st-time pass rate
  • 100% NCE (Board) pass rate by December 30, 2020
  • 100% of graduates were employed or were securing employment by January 2021.  Many of the graduates have been employed in the clinical facilities which serve as clinical practicum sites for the NAP.

Program Directors

NAP Handbook (Coming Soon)

DNP: Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP)

Lourdes University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice– Nurse Anesthesia Program (DNP-NAP) prepares graduates to sit for the National Certification Examination and certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

To complete the Lourdes DNP-NAP program, students attend full-time for 36 months of continuous coursework including didactic and clinical practicum. Students are afforded the maximum opportunity of clinical practicum to meet case requirements mandated by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. (COA).

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The program has submitted its application to the COA in May 2021for approval to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia degree. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in May 2022. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at 1-419-517-8956.