About the Program

Get a Jump on Your Degree Plan
 

You can pursue your Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree on your own time, from anywhere in the world. Our 100-percent online program lets you set a schedule that fits your needs. 

Our two learning tracks, management and education administration, let you select the track that builds your skills as an anesthesia professional.

Education Track

  • The demand for doctoral-prepared program administrators is expanding with the development of clinical doctoral programs for advanced practice registered nurses. This track focuses on nurse anesthesia program planning, curriculum, implementation and accreditation. Graduates are prepared to become faculty members or administrators of a nurse anesthesia education program. 

Management Track

  • Build your administrative and entrepreneurial skills. Learn leadership, finance, management and legal issues in today’s dynamic health care environment. Graduates are prepared to lead anesthesia departments and groups. 

You have seven years to finish your coursework, and each program requires 32 hours for completion. 

Education Focus - Sample Schedule

First Year

May Semester

  • Learning Technologies and Informatics

Summer Semester

  • Health Law and Ethics

Fall Semester

  • Pathophysiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology I
  • Public Health Policy and Health Care Organizations

Spring Semester

  • Pathophysiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology II
  • Leadership and Managing Change

Summer Semester

  • Applied Biomedical Statistics

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • Evidence-Based Practice I
  • Curriculum Planning, Teaching Strategies and Evaluation for Nurse Anesthesia Faculty

Spring Semester

  • Evidence-Based Practice II
  • Administration of a Nurse Anesthesia Program

Summer Semester

  • Evidence-Based Project Completion

Download the 2014-2016 GPNA Catalog for complete course descriptions.

Management Focus - Sample Schedule

First Year

May Semester

  • Learning Technologies and Informatics

Summer Semester

  • Health Law and Ethics

Fall Semester

  • Pathophysiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology I
  • Public Health Policy and Health Care Organizations

Spring Semester

  • Pathophysiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology II
  • Leadership and Managing Change

Summer Semester

  • Applied Biomedical Statistics

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • Evidence-Based Practice I
  • Using Activity-Based Management for Improvement

Spring Semester

  • Evidence-Based Practice II
  • Nurse Anesthesia Practice Management and Finance

Summer Semester

  • Evidence-Based Project Completion

Download the 2014-2016 GPNA Catalog for complete course descriptions.

Contact Us
Doctor of Nurse
Anesthesia Practice

Chris Lewis,
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 817-531-4248
Toll Free: 1-800-720-2762
Fax: 817-531-4258
Email: dnap@txwes.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

817-531-4444
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