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Doctor of Nursing Practice with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP NAP)

Doctor of Nursing Practice with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP NAP)

The South College Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) is a 36-month (12-quarter), full-time BSN-to-DNP course of study, with the goal of producing full-service, independent graduate nurse anesthetists eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam (NCE) and become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).

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Degree Features

Doctor of Nursing Practice with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia

  1. Program Duration

    Three years (full-time, over 12 successive quarters)

  2. Location

    Hybrid (Knoxville Campus & Online)

  3. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified applicants

  4. Accreditation

    The South College DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) in November 2021.

Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, is available to those who qualify. To learn more about the options available to help you pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia, contact us today.

Industry Outlook

As APRNs, your practice will be characterized by autonomy and responsibility. Due to these characteristics, as well as the versatility needed to function as a CRNA, nurse anesthesia is an in-demand profession with many opportunities. APRNs are also considered key in the provision of medical and specialty care in medically underserved populations, affording potential special practice arrangements and student loan repayment possibilities or stipend arrangements while in anesthesia studies.

Doctor of Nursing Practice with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP NAP)

Program Overview

The South College Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) is a 36-month (12-quarter), full-time BSN-to-DNP course of study. Initial, didactic courses are delivered through distance education. However, in the majority of academic quarters, students will learn in-person with faculty at the main campus in Knoxville, Tennessee. Students will not be required to physically relocate for slightly more than one year of remote online study.

Part-time clinical studies begin in Quarter Two of the second program year before becoming full-time clinical immersion in year three. Clinical rotations distributed among seven states will be arranged for students to experience case minimums needed for board eligibility after graduation. Each regional clinical rotation will function as a satellite clinical campus. To facilitate clinical learning and for consistency with clinical educator oversight, students will be required to relocate at the beginning of the clinical phase, if not already residing in their assigned clinical satellite location.

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Accreditation

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

The South College DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) in November 2021. The address for COA is: 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068, Phone number: 847-655-1160, website address: www.coacrna.org.

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