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

To complete the Lourdes DNP Nurse Anesthesia program, students attend full-time for 36 months of continuous coursework including didactic and clinical practicum. The program consists of nine semesters including summer, with an additional week for final exams.

Students are also assigned clinical practicum experience during scheduled University breaks. Students are afforded the maximum opportunity to meet the case requirements required by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. (COA).

Lourdes University has offered the MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program for 10 years. Graduates of the MSN-NAP program have a 100% employment rate.

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 Lourdes Nurse Anesthesia Program has submitted its application to the COA for 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.