Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia

Welcome

We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2020 admission on November 12, 2019. All applications are due by February 1, 2020. To attend an Information Session about this new program, click here.

 

 

To meet the increasing complexity of our health care environment, the Institute of Medicine calls for health care to reduce the burden of illness, injury, and disability for our nation. Improvement strategies include the provision of care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Nurse Anesthesia, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) specialty blends a multi-disciplinary clinical framework with organizational, economic, and leadership skills, preparing critical-care nurses to provide high-quality, cost-effective anesthetic care to a variety of patients across the lifespan, in a wide array of clinical settings.

What You Learn

The UAMS Nurse Anesthesia DNP specialty is a 36-month, full-time entry-to-practice plan of study which prepares BSN- or master’s-prepared critical-care nurses for the role of a DNP-prepared Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

The UAMS Nurse Anesthesia DNP graduate will develop the leadership skills needed to translate evidence into clinical practice, transform health care models and systems, and influence policy, while ensuring quality outcomes and safety in the delivery of anesthetic care. Graduates will be eligible to take the national certification examination (NCE) offered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Upon passing the NCE, the graduate will then become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Course numberCourse nameCredit
FALL YEAR 1
NURS 5101Research Methodology3
NURS 5102Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3
NURS 7105Theoretical Foundations For ANP & Research3
NURS 7112Health Care Informatics3
NURS 7511Scientific Foundations3
Subtotal15
SPRING YEAR 1
NURS 5103Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in APN3
NURS 7114Health-Care Analytics for Nursing Practice3
NURS 7520Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice I4
NURS 7521Advanced Physiology for Nurse Ansthesia3
Subtotal13
SUMMER YEAR 1
NURS 75xxPathophysiology for Specialty Populations2
NURS 7523Clinical Pharmacology for Nurse Anethesia3
NURS 7510Advanced Human Anatomy for Nurse Anesthesia4
Subtotal9
FALL YEAR 2
NURS 5305Advanced Health Assessment and Dx Reasoning Theory2
NURS 5306Advanced Health Assessment and Dx Reasoning Practicum1
NURS 7111Economics for Complex Organizational Systems3
NURS 7525Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice II5
Subtotal11
SPRING YEAR 2
NURS 7117Leadership in Health Policy and Advocacy3
NURS 7210Evidence-Based Practice for Doctor of Nursing Practice3
NURS 7524DNP Anesthesia Practicum I4.5
NURS 7535Principles of DNP Nurse Anesthesia Practice III4
Subtotal14.5
SUMMER YEAR 2
NURS 5205Quantitative Epidemiology I3
NURS 7534DNP Anesthesia Practicum II4
Subtotal7
FALL YEAR 3
NURS 7211Quality Outcomes Management 3
NURS 7544DNP Anesthesia Practicum III6
Subtotal9
SPRING YEAR 3
NURS 7212Integration of DNP Competencies2
NURS 7401Advanced Nursing Clinical Practice4
NURS 7554DNP Anesthesia Practicum IV3
Subtotal9
SUMMER YEAR 3
NURS 7536Integration of Critical Nurse Anesthesia Concepts 3
NURS 7564DNP Anesthesia Practicum V4
Subtotal7
TOTAL CREDITS95.5

Quick Facts

  • Enrollment mode: On-campus only
  • Admission Term: Fall only
  • Application deadline for Fall 2020 admission: February 1st, 2020

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admissions Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions

Why UAMS

UAMS is one of the region’s major academic health centers. The UAMS College of Nursing is engaged in activities and partnerships that promote scholarly excellence, research and service to the university, nursing profession and society.  DNP students will become experts in the evaluation and translation of evidence into practice settings driven by their interests and expertise to address significant healthcare or policy issues. As one of the five UAMS colleges (College of Health Professions, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health) and a Graduate School, the College of Nursing offers excellent opportunities for students who desire a terminal clinical practice degree. In addition to our hospital and clinics, UAMS includes the following institutes of excellence:

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Contact

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Michelle Gonzalez, PhD, CRNA
Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Phone (501) 526-7844
Email: MGonzalez@uams.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Dunavan, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Phone (501) 686-6105
Email: MWDunavan@uams.edu

 

 

 

 

The Nurse Anesthesia Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing is accredited through the fall of 2025 by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). The COA offices are located at 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4037; Phone: 847-692-7050; Fax: 847-692-6968. http://coacrna.org.