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Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to: Integrate chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetics 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

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 first time pass rate and six month employment:
Class ofGraduates1st Time Pass Rate6 Month Employment RateAttrition Rate
2016 23 61% * 96% 0%
2015 23 78.3% 100% 0%
2014 23 92% 100% 0%
2013 22 86.36% 100% 0%
2012 22 90.90% 100% 0%

* 96% passed within three months.

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