The Crozer-Chester Medical Center/Villanova University Nurse Anesthesia 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.
Skills Taught During Program
- The program is a collaboration between the Villanova University College of Nursing and Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
- The 27-month, 49-credit full-time program consists of a didactic and clinical experience that exceeds the minimum requirement set forth by the Council on Accreditation.
- The program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs recognized by both the USDE and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the accrediting agency for nurse anesthesia. A 40-credit Post-Master’s Curriculum is also available.
- Upon completion of the professional curriculum, the student is eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.
- Students are also scheduled to spend time in “on call” service to ensure adequate exposure to the pathophysiology of emergency anesthesia care.
- The full-time adjunct faculty consists of board-certified anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, doctorally- prepared nurses and guest lecturers.
- Students have access to all facilities at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and its affiliating institutions; students can gain experience at numerous clinical sites in Pennsylvania, as well as New Jersey and Delaware.
- Students will have the opportunity to administer, under supervision, all types of anesthesia for patients in every age group. Clinical instruction is given on a one instructor-one student ratio until the staff feels that the student can be left alone to gain self-confidence. During this time, an instructor is immediately available for consultation.