The nurse anesthesia post-master’s statutory certificate program is designed to allow master’s prepared registered nurses to add professional competencies which prepare them for additional areas of gainful employment. Nurse anesthetists provide holistic and comprehensive anesthesia care for patients through the life span during the perioperative period, including pain management.
Post Master's certificate recipients are eligible to take the certifying exam administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The program is certified for advanced practice/nurse practitioner status by the New York State Education Department.
Applicants with graduate degrees will not be awarded a master's or higher degree upon completion of the post-master's certificate anesthesia program.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for details regarding admission and financial aid packages. Applications must be received no later than November 1 to be considered. Please note, applications for the Nurse Anesthesia Certificate Program can only be submitted online.
The minimum credits for the post master’s Nurse Anesthesia Certificate Program is 34 credits and represents the basic post-master’s statutory certificate in this major.
Individual students may need additional course work, depending on previous study and experience. Students may receive advanced standing or exemption, based on standard School policy.
A sample curriculum is provided below to make you aware of the academic requirements of the program. Please be advised that this is a sample curriculum plan, and individual plans of study are reviewed and approved upon acceptance to the program. Progression in the program is contingent upon meeting academic policies. The School of Nursing reserves the right to change the course offering schedule as stated in the student bulletin.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|N6104||Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia I ‐Lab||2|
|N6863||Regional Anesthesia, Theories, and Techniques||2|
|N6864||Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia I||3|
|N6865||Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia II||3|
|N6866||Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia III||3|
|N6867||Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia IV||3|
|N6879||Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease||3|
|N8111||Pharmacology for Anesthesia and Critical Care||4|
|N8866||Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia||1|
|N8870||Nurse Anesthesia Residency I||2|
|N8871||Nurse Anesthesia Residency II||2|
|N8872||Anesthesia Residency III||2|
|N8873||Anesthesia Residency IV||2|
|N8874||Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice I||1|
|N8875||Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice II||1|
|N8876||Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice III||1|
|N8877||Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice IV||1|