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


  • Human Patient Simulation

Fall Semester 

  • Professional Aspects of Anesthesia
  • Applied Chemistry for the Nurse Anesthetist
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I

Spring Semester

  • 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.

Fall Semester

  • Clinical Practicum A
  • Clinical Didactics A

Spring Semester

  • Clinical Practicum B
  • Clinical Didactics B

Summer Semester

  • Clinical Practicum C
  • Clinical Didactics C

Fall Semester

  • Clinical Practicum D
  • Clinical Didactics D
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