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Applications for Fall 2023 admission are open August 11, 2022 - December 1, 2022.

The Nursing Anesthesia Program is offered as a DNP Degree. The Augusta University Nursing Anesthesia Program is nationally recognized and ranked among the best graduate programs in the nation. The program is noted for its cutting-edge approach and is a leader in integrating high-fidelity simulation into its curriculum.

Augusta University College of Nursing Nursing Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates of the Nursing Anesthesia program are eligible to take the National Certification Examination required to practice as a nurse anesthetist. The College of Nursing has determined that graduates of this program may take the exam for certification as a CRNA in Georgia and other states as listed on the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists. Visit the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists to determine the requirements of your state or territory.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
10275 W. Higgins Road, Suite 906
Rosemont, IL  60018-5603
(224) 275-9130
http://coacrna.org

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

nursinganes@augusta.edu

706-721-9558

Program Manager

Nicole Murdaugh

Program Director      Shannon Broxton

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Plan of Study

The DNP core courses provide the foundation of health care policy, evidence-based practice, leadership and systems management that prepares the advanced practice nurse to deliver optimal care in the ever-changing health care.

The NAP is three-year full-time program (nine semesters, 112 credits) that integrates didactic and clinical instruction. The first five semesters of didactic instruction include core DNP courses and experience in the human patient simulation laboratory, where students learn anesthesia techniques and procedures prior to entering the clinical setting.

Students administer sedation, regional and general anesthesia to pediatric and adult patients for all surgical specialties. Over the course of study, students administer on average more than 800 anesthetics over at least 2,000 clinical hours.

NAP Curriculum

By the Numbers

The attrition rate for our most recent graduates was 7%. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of the graduates passed the certification exam on the first attempt, and 100% of the students who passed were employed six months post-graduation.

Features & Facts

  • Attend full time
  • Interactive hybrid program with web-based classes
  • Capstone/practice project completed in your area of expertise
  • Opportunity to study with faculty who are practice experts
  • 40 students per cohort
  • Over 40 clinical sites located in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee
  • Average GPA of last class admitted is 3.40

Program Outcomes

  • Scientific/Social/Psychological Foundation: Integrates and applies nursing and foundational sciences to effectively practice in complex, evolving healthcare systems
  • Safe Quality Care Within Healthcare Systems: Analyze and effect quality outcomes in healthcare system
  • Evidenced Based Practice/Research: Improve healthcare outcomes with application of evidence in the healthcare environment
  • Health Care Technology/Informatics: Analyzes and facilitates the use of information systems/ technology to monitor and improve patient care outcomes and healthcare systems.
  • Health Care Policy: Analyzes the multiple levels of policy to advocate for issues which have actual or potential impact on nursing and healthcare outcomes.
  • Interprofessional Collaboration/Communication: Employs strategies to lead develop and contribute toward productive interprofessional teams for the improvement of healthcare outcomes.
  • Population Health: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesize and apply theory, models, and research to impact health care of diverse populations.
  • Professional Practice: Utilizes the competencies of an advanced practice expert to design, implement and evaluate evidence based care within specialty.
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Scholarships

The College of Nursing is pleased to offer several scholarships to current undergraduate and graduate Nursing students.

The criteria for each fund is determined by the donor and is available upon inquiry. The availability of funds is variable. Students seeking financial assistance should complete an application form at the Financial Aid Office as well as provide required information specific to the scholarship to the College of Nursing.

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