Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice - PostM

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Angela Mund, CRNA, DNP, Division Director

The Medical University of South Carolina’s Anesthesia for Nurses (AFN) post-master’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program (DNAP-PM) is designed for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) who already hold a master’s degree in nursing or in nurse anesthesia. Graduates of the DNAP program are prepared to create and lead new models of care delivery for communities locally, across the nation, and around the world. The 31-credit DNAP program offers a diverse selection of course work from foundations in health care leadership to crisis simulation in anesthesia.

The objectives of this program are to:

Produce CRNAs who have the educational tools to assume leadership roles in health care

Expand the educational experiences of CRNAs with additional content in pain management and in crisis simulation

Develop and expand current clinical practitioner skills and abilities in creating an evidence-based practice founded in scholarly research, best practices, and evaluation of outcomes.

Accreditation

The Medical University of South Carolina Anesthesia for Nurses Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park  Ridge, IL 60068; (847) 655-1160. The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for May 2020. Additional information regarding the COA can be found at https://www.coacrna.org/Pages/default.aspx

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