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Be the Comfort Your Patients Need

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) navigate the complexity of modern nursing and collaborate with physicians to ensure patients are safe and secure during the most intensive procedures.

Graduates from our nurse anesthesia program take their well-earned doctoral degree and apply it to a variety of specialties, where they can showcase their talents and commitment to patients of any age. CRNAs practice in traditional hospital settings, alongside anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as in outpatient settings, like dentist and cosmetic surgeon offices.

At AdventHealth University, we appreciate the tenacity needed to master the art of anesthesia administration. That’s why we’ve designed a Nurse Anesthesia Program that’s highly competitive, comprehensive and challenging. Over nine trimesters, our students train with leading experts, applying critical didactic teachings to hands-on clinical experience and research opportunities.

Seal of Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs
High Standards for Excellence

Our Accreditation

The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068; phone: Call847-655-1160. The COA website is: http://coacrna.org/. The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for Spring 2030. The COA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

The Results are Clear

Program Outcomes

TheFinal MSNA cohort graduated 2019. The initial DNAP cohort graduated 2021.

Measure MSNA Class of 2019 DNAP Class of 2021 DNAP Class of 2022
Cohort Attrition Rate 11.1% 10.3% 13%
Cohort NCE 1st-Time Pass Rate (COA method 1) 75.0% 88.5% 73%
National NCE 1st-Time Pass Rate 84.3% 84.1% TBD
Cohort NCE Pass Rate (1st-time and  2nd-time within 60 days of program completion) (COA method 3) 87.5% 100% 81%
National minimum annual NCE Pass Rate requirement (via at least 1 of the 3 methods) and Program threshold 80% 80% 80%
Program annual NCE Pass Rate goal (via at least 1 of the 3 methods) 90% 90% 90%
Employment Rate (within 6 months after program completion) 87.5% 100% 92%

Be the Future of Nurse Anesthesia

A nurse provides knowledge and compassion for patients who need it, especially in scenarios where the future is uncertain. As a nurse anesthetist, you can be the expert that team members depend on to ensure patients are comfortable for procedures.

At AdventHealth University, we foster your commitment to clinical excellence and help you immerse yourself in the principles of Christ’s healing ministry. Let us help you strive for the utmost in patient care. Start your application today.