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Objectives

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.
OUTCOMES: 
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 ofGraduates1st Time Pass Rate6 Month Employment RateAttrition Rate
2019 21 90%  100% 0%
2018 23 75%* 95% 0%
2017 21 85%* 100% 9%
2016 23 61% 96% 0%
2015 22 78.3% 100% 0%

* 96% passed within three months.