CRNA to DNAP Program Requirements

For students who hold a master's degree

Program Description

The Missouri State University School of Anesthesia provides the scientific foundation and clinical training that prepares anesthesia providers as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) at the clinical doctorate level.

Program Accreditation

The Missouri State University School of Anesthesia is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, the official accrediting agency for nurse anesthetists.  They may be contacted at 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge IL 60068; Phone 847-655-1160.

Completion program – One Year Program (27 hours)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ANE 800 Leadership, Evidence Based Practice 3 hrs
ANE 803 Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare 3 hrs
ANE 804 Business of Anesthesia 3 hrs
ANE 806 Professional Practice In Anesthesia 3 hrs
ANE 807 Anesthesia and Healthcare Policy 3 hrs
ANE 810 Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting 3 hrs
ANE 897 Research for Scholarly Project 3 hrs
ANE 898 Capstone Project Presentation 3 hrs
ANE 754 Healthcare Ethics for Anesthesia Providers 3 hrs
Completion program – Two Year Program (27 hours)

First Year

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ANE 800 Leadership, Evidence Based Practice 3 hrs
ANE 803 Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare 3 hrs
ANE 804 Business of Anesthesia 3 hrs
ANE 810 Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting 3 hrs
ANE 897 Research for Scholarly Project 3 hrs
ANE 754 Healthcare Ethics for Anesthesia Providers 3 hrs

Second Year

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ANE 806 Professional Practice In Anesthesia 3 hrs
ANE 807 Anesthesia and Healthcare Policy 3 hrs
ANE 898 Capstone Project Presentation 3 hrs
Completion program – Three Year Program (27 hours)

First Year

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ANE 800 Leadership, Evidence Based Practice 3 hrs
ANE 810 Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting 3 hrs
ANE 754 Healthcare Ethics for Anesthesia Providers 3 hrs

Second Year

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ANE 803 Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare 3 hrs
ANE 804 Business of Anesthesia 3 hrs
ANE 897 Research for Scholarly Project 3 hrs

Third Year

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ANE 806 Professional Practice In Anesthesia 3 hrs
ANE 807 Anesthesia and Healthcare Policy 3 hrs
ANE 898 Capstone Project Presentation 3 hrs

Additional Requirements or limitations

  1. The candidate must maintain a minimum GPA of at least 3.00 each semester for the degree.
  2. All requirements must be satisfied within eight years.
  3. Six semester credit hours (or the equivalent in quarter hours) of credit may be transferred into the program from an accredited University Graduate Program, after approval by the Graduate College and Program Director).
  4. All coursework must be approved by the Program Director.
  5. The candidates must pass a written comprehensive examinations.
  6. No more than 5 hours of C grade is allowed during the program.
  7. Candidates who do not achieve the academic standards set forth by the program will be immediately dismissed.
  8. For MS to DNAP candidates, an $900 fee will be applied to each class.