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Nurse Anesthesia Concentration (NA)
The LMU MSN Nurse Anesthesia (NA) concentration prepares nurses in an advanced practice role with competencies in Nurse Anesthesia across the life span. The 28-month program requires 81 semester hours of graduate course work, including six semesters in clinical practicum, a comprehensive exam, and a completed directed scholarly project.
Admission to the NA Concentration
Admission Requirements for the MSN Nurse Anesthesia Concentration were developed to meet the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Requirements include:
- Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate nursing program
- An overall academic record with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of “B” (3.0) or better
- All applicants must have a basic understanding of statistics and basic computer skills.
- Competitive GRE scores on Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing are required
- Minimum of three recommendations including one from faculty of the candidate’s baccalaureate nursing program or immediate supervisor in acute care and one from another professional in a related healthcare field (examples may include: Clinical Nurse Specialist RN, CRNA, Anesthesiologist, Surgeon or Intensivist)
- Two undergraduate chemistry courses, at least one of which has a laboratory component
- A statement of professional goals
- An unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Tennessee is required for enrollment; clinical practicums will require licensure in additional states including Kentucky and Virginia and any other states where students might obtain clinical experience
- A minimum of one year of experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting
- The Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is a full-time program.
- Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Life Support must be current through December of year in which the application is submitted
- Medical profile including immunizations record completed no more than 90 days prior to enrollment
- A criminal background check and drug screen will be completed prior to enrollment
- Proof of health insurance at all times when enrolled in the program
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The address for NLNAC is: 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. The Nurse Anesthesia concentration has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). The address for COA is:
American Association for Nurse Anesthetists
222 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068.
COA Accreditation Department: 847-655-1160
Date of next review is May 2014.
The Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia concentration current clinical sites are listed below. These clinical sites are located in the LMU Service Areas of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. Clinical sites used by Nurse Anesthesia may vary from semester to semester during the tenure of the student’s curriculum plan at LMU. Clinical rotations will include elective and/or mandatory assignments requiring travel to hospitals/affiliates in TN, KY and VA. Students are responsible for travel. Students are also responsible for any housing needs if necessary.
The following links are to external sites maintained by the clinical sites, not by LMU.
Graduates of the NA concentration will have met the eligibility criteria for the National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) national certification examination.
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Application deadline for Fall 2013: February 1, 2013