Nurse Anesthesia Program
Developing the Skills Needed in a Range of Health Care Settings
Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care in the United States for over 100 years. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are anesthesia specialists. CRNAs are anesthesia providers who safely administer approximately 32 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2008 Practice Profile Survey.
CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered, from traditional hospital surgical suites and obstetrical delivery rooms to critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and private physician offices.
To become a CRNA, you must graduate from a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), as well as pass the certification examination administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.
The Crozer-Chester Medical Center/Villanova University Nurse Anesthesia program can help you meet these requirements. This 27-month, 49-credit full-time program prepares nurses with a sound base of theoretical knowledge and clinical experience in the practice of nursing anesthesia.
Graduates receive a Master of Science in Nursing Degree from the Villanova University College of Nursing.
Find additional information on the Crozer-Chester Medical Center/Villanova University Master of Science in Nursing degree.