About the Program
Your Path to Becoming a CRNA
Our CRNA program is structured in a full-time, front-loaded, cohort format that takes 28 months to complete. You’ll finish your primary academic work in Phase I so you can focus on your clinicals in Phase II.
Here's an example of the route you would take to complete your degree.
Program credit hours: 66
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Phase I: 12 Months
- Professional Aspects of Anesthesia
- Applied Chemistry for the Nurse Anesthetist
- Advanced Pharmacology
- Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I
- Research Methods in Nurse Anesthesia
- Advanced Physical and Health Assessment
- Advanced Anesthesia Pharmacology
- Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II
Summer Semester I
- Principles of Anesthesia Practice I
Summer Semester II
- Principles of Anesthesia Practice II
Download the 2014-2016 GPNA Catalog for complete course descriptions.
Phase II: 16 Months
Clinical Nurse Anesthesia Residency
Four semesters of clinical practicum and didactics to be performed at your assigned hospital.
- Clinical Practicum A
- Clinical Didactics A
- Clinical Practicum B
- Clinical Didactics B
- Clinical Practicum C
- Clinical Didactics C
- Clinical Practicum D
- Clinical Didactics D