Program Requirements - CRNA to DNAP

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.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (MS - DNAP)

Students who have already completed the CRNA certification at the Master's level, can be admitted into the completion program, requiring 27 hours for completion.  These hours may be completed via distance and may be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.  Completion Program Additional Requirements:  (a) Current Valid CRNA License; and (b) transcript from completed anesthesia program.

Completion program – One Year Program (27 hours)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ANE 897 Research for Scholarly Project 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 898 Capstone Project Presentation 3 hrs
ANE 803 Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare 3 hrs
ANE 800 Leadership, Evidence Based Practice 3 hrs
PHI 613 Bioethics 3 hrs
ECO 604 Healthcare Economics 3 hrs
Completion program – Two Year Program (27 hours)

First Year

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ANE 897 Research for Scholarly Project 3 hrs
ANE 800 Leadership, Evidence Based Practice 3 hrs
PHI 613 Bioethics 3 hrs
ECO 604 Healthcare Economics 3 hrs
ANE 810 Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting 3 hrs
ANE 803 Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare 3 hrs

Second Year

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit 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 CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ANE 800 Leadership, Evidence Based Practice 3 hrs
PHI 613 Bioethics 3 hrs
ANE 810 Health and Wellness in the Healthcare Setting 3 hrs

Second Year

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ANE 897 Research for Scholarly Project 3 hrs
ECO 604 Healthcare Economics 3 hrs
ANE 803 Human Factors and Patient Safety in Healthcare 3 hrs

Third Year

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit 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 non-ANE 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 candidate must pass oral and 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. BS to DNAP candidates, during the clinical phase (years 2 and 3), will carry liability insurance purchased through the AANA.
  9. For MS to DNAP candidates, an $833.00 program fee will be applied to each class.  For BS to DNAP candidates, a $2500.00 program fee will be applied to each semester (Summer, Fall and Spring).