Welcome and thank you for your interest in the South College Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP)! We are excited to offer this innovative program as an option for residents seeking to enter the nurse anesthesiology profession. Our unique DNP NAP curriculum utilizes hybrid distance education, on-ground intensive learning sessions, an integrated simulation curriculum, and well-rounded clinical practicum experiences. Our blended learning model combines best practices in distance learning and hands-on immersive learning sessions to create a program where top critical care nurses can learn without the need to physically relocate until program quarter six, and if living in their clinical satellite region, no relocation is required for the duration of the program.
Consistent with the history of South College, the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program strives to prepare graduates to be independent, highly skilled anesthesia experts who deliver compassionate, evidence-based anesthesia care to patients across the lifespan. The DNP NAP plans to achieve this through a commitment to excellence in education and scholarly activity, including research, service, and patient care.
We are fortunate to have program administrators and faculty that are extremely dedicated educators, researchers, clinicians, and leaders in the nurse anesthesia profession.
As a collective faculty and staff team, the NAP is committed to your education, professional development, and success in this exciting and rewarding profession.
As you contemplate your educational path and career goals, we hope you will eagerly consider the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program at South College. We encourage you to explore our website to find additional information regarding admissions, curriculum, and our unique hybrid delivery model. We trust this information will help answer many of your questions about our program. If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact us. We welcome the opportunity to respond to your inquiries.
Lois Stewart, PhD, CRNA
Director, DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Lisa Osborne, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Director, DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
**This video was produced prior to receipt of initial accreditation by the COA. 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.