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Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Earn your DNAP online

New Starts Just For You

Ready to upgrade your anesthesia master's to a doctorate? Now is your chance. We've opened new August and January starts just for you. Apply now to get started.

Our 100% online DNAP completion program for master's prepared CRNAs lets you earn your terminal degree no matter where you live.

When you're ready to take your nurse anesthesia skills out of the O.R., our 100% online DNAP completion program gives you three focus options – education, management or healthcare administration. Our program allows you to reach the highest standard in your field without having to leave your practice.

What are the admission requirements?

Nursing Licensure

  1. Practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. RN license
  3. CRNA Certification or Recertification


  1. Have a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (Overall GPA or the last 60 hours)
  3. Graduate-level research course with a grade of "B" or higher

Other Requirements

  1. Nurse anesthesia experience in clinical practice, education, leadership and management
  2. Academic achievement
  3. Professional references (2)

Total enrollment in the DNAP program is limited. The admission of each class will be based upon the "best qualified" as determined by the Admissions Committee. All positions are filled on a competitive basis. Therefore, all applicants that meet admission requirements may not be granted an interview.

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Are you ready to take the next step? We'll walk you through the application process step by step.

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What's the difference between DNAP and DNP?

The DNAP and the DNP are both practice doctorate degrees for advanced practice nurses, but the DNAP specializes solely in anesthesia. DNP degrees can be earned by any APRN, including nurse anesthetists, and DNP curriculum can focus on nurse anesthesia or other nursing specialties.

DNAP degree programs are often, but not always, housed in programs outside of schools or colleges of nursing.

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What are my degree options?

At Texas Wesleyan, we don't just make you choose one path. You have the option of getting a degree in one of our three focuses.

1. Education Administration Focus

The education administration track is made for CRNAs currently in education or wanting to go in to education. Learn nurse anesthesia program planning, curriculum, implementation and accreditation. CRNAs will soon be entering the career field with a doctoral degree.

2. Management Focus

The management track is made for CRNAs who lead anesthesia departments and groups, or who intend to pursue these leadership opportunities. Learn leadership, finance, management and legal issues in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.

3. Healthcare Administration Focus

The healthcare administration track is made to arm you with business principles that will provide you with a wide variety of business knowledge to navigate this dynamic and evolving healthcare industry. Learn the ins and outs of conflict resolution, accounting for healthcare organizations, project management, and human resources management. Graduates are ultimately prepared to problem solve health care delivery and cost concerns.

Is the DNAP Program really 100% online?

Yes. When you enroll in our DNAP program for nurse anesthetists with a master's degree, you are not required to spend any time on campus.

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How long will it take to get a DNAP?

Our online DNAP program is 32 credit hours. You can complete the DNAP program in as little as two years, but you have up to seven years to complete the program.

During the program, you're required to complete scholarly work. This project is done in teams.

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A career in this field has specific eligibility standards to sit for a licensing exam. Before you start your degree, read our ineligibility policy.

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