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Lourdes University’s Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Anesthesia Program (MSN-NAP) prepares graduates to sit for the National Certification Examination and certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Graduates of the MSN-NAP program have a 100% employment rate.

To complete the Lourdes MSN-NAP program, students attend full-time for 28 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 plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia degree in May 2020. 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.