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).
Three years (full-time, over 12 successive quarters)
Hybrid (Knoxville Campus & Online)
Available for qualified applicants
The South College DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) in October 2021.
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.
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.
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 via web-intensive methods, supplemented in most academic quarters by on-campus intensive learning sessions with faculty 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 facilities distributed across multiple states are organized into regional clinical satellite locations, where students are able to obtain all clinical cases needed for board eligibility after graduation within a reasonable geographic distance.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.
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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs offered at South College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE). The South College DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) effective October 13, 2021. The address for COA is: 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, IL 60018-5603, Phone number: 224-275-9130, website address: http://www.coacrna.org. Additionally, during the same October 2021accreditation meeting, the COA granted the following two items for the South College DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program: (1) Approval of Distance Education Courses, and (2) Approval of Waiver of Graduate Degree Requirement.