MSNA Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Integrate chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anesthesia and adjunct drugs into working care plans
  • Recognize chemical structures of anesthesia and adjunct drugs and make lateral applications based upon drug profiles and kinetics
  • Discuss normal physiology and anatomy of the central nervous system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, renal system, endocrine system and digestive system
  • Discuss the normal physiologic changes of pregnancy, the physiologic changes in disease/high risk states in pregnancy, and apply the information in the administration of anesthesia to the parturient for delivery and surgical conditions not resulting in delivery
  • Explain the pathophysiology of various congenital heart diseases, coronary artery disease, and adult valvular heart disease Identify the anatomy necessary to safely administer regional anesthesia
  • Discuss issues related to the practice of nurse anesthesia, including ethics, history, reimbursement, managed care and the business of anesthesia
  • Design and conduct a research project

The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia will prepare the graduate to:

  • synthesize knowledge and apply scientific and scholarly inquiry, analytical reasoning and decision making in the delivery of anesthesia
  • assume an advanced role on the health care team as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA);
  • demonstrate oral and written communication skills inherent in advanced practice;
  • analyze health promotion activities and health outcomes;
  • incorporate those moral principles that have universal objective validity in advanced practice.
Newman University's Nurse Anesthesia Program measures first time pass rate, six month employment rate and attrition as a means to evaluate program success. Over the last five years the program has demonstrated excellence in attrition as well as performing at or above the national average in 6-month employment:
Class of Graduates 1st Time Pass Rate 6 Month Employment Rate Attrition Rate
2023 20 90% 100% 0%
2022 20 80% 95% 0%
2021 20 75%* 95% 0%
2020 19 84.2% 100% 9.5%
2019 21 90% 100% 0%
2018 23 75%* 95% 0%

* 95% passed within three months.