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Nurse Anesthesia Practice, Doctor of (D.N.A.P.)

Michael D. Fallacaro, D.N.S., CRNA
Professor and chair
(804) 828-9808

Suzanne M. Wright, Ph.D., CRNA
Director of doctoral education
(804) 828-9808


Admission requirements summary

Nurse Anesthesia Practice, Doctor of (D.N.A.P.)

of entry:

Full-time: fall only

Part-time: fall only

Ongoing; applications received by Mar 1 given priority consideration

Special requirements:
See the department’s Web site for specific admission requirements

The objective of the program is to prepare certified registered nurse anesthetists to meet patient needs for high quality, safe anesthesia care in increasingly complex health environments, and to develop insightful, visionary leaders and educators in the specialty of nurse anesthesia.

Student learning outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:


Programs administered by the Department of Nurse Anesthesia are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois, 847-692-7050). The COA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs of nurse anesthesia at the master’s, post-master’s and doctoral levels. The DNAP was approved in May 2007.



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