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 managing information systems 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.
Through interprofessional collaboration, students in the DNAP program will have access to leaders in health care administration education and will attend classes with other non-nursing health care professionals. The variety of course work and diverse faculty backgrounds will support a wide variety of scholarly project options.
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 Spring 2019. Additional information regarding the COA can be found at http://home.coa.us.com/Pages/default.aspx.