Courses offered – Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)

*For a full overview of the courses you'll need, visit the curriculum page for your program.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Nurse Anesthesia program.

AN 7010 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis
Advanced systematic focus on health assessment, anatomical and physical limitations, and impact on anesthesia practice.

AN 7020 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum and Simulation I
Orientation to the clinical arena, individualized simulation sessions and clinical experience at various hospitals.

AN 7030 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum II
Continuation of AN 7020.

AN 7040 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum III
Continuation of AN 7030.

AN 7050 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum IV
Continuation of AN 7040.

AN 7060 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum V
Continuation of AN 7050.

AN 7070 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum VI
Continuation of AN 7060.

AN 7080 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum VII
Continuation of AN 7070.

AN 7090 Clinical Anesthesia Practicum VIII
Continuation of AN 7080.

AN 7100 Adv. Pharmacology I
Pharmacology as it relates to anesthesiology; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

AN 7110 Adv. Pharmacology II
Analysis of theories of pharmacology. General qualitative and quantitative aspects of pharmacology. Interaction and kinetics of pharmacologic agents and their relationship to anesthetic practice.

AN 7150 Principles of Anesthesia I
Knowledge and understanding of anesthetic principles and techniques used in clinical practice.  This is a general introduction to the basic principles of nurse anesthesia practice.  Advanced physical assessment skills, anesthetic principles, and anesthetic equipment and technology are presented in lecture format and will provide the student a comprehensive knowledge base for clinical application.

AN 7160 Principles of Anesthesia II
Continuation of AN 7150 including a developing cognitive and psychomotor skills to detect, analyze and implement care in clinical anesthesia.

AN 7170 Principles of Anesthesia III
Continuation of AN 7160 with emphasis of knowledge and understanding of advanced anesthetic principles and techniques used in clinical practice.  Pediatric anesthesia, advanced neuroanesthesia and cardiac anesthesia are presented to provide a comprehensive knowledge base for clinical application.

AN 7181 Principles of Anesthesia IV
Continuation of AN 7170 sequentially building upon the content taught in the Principle of Anesthesia courses. This course will explore cases of increasing complexity and additional co-morbidities.

AN 7220 Advanced Physiology I
Advanced knowledge in physiology and related physiological mechanisms governing, respiratory, cardiovascular, and the liver and renal systems and as they relate to anesthesia.

AN 7240 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology I
Advanced knowledge in physiology; in-depth analysis of disease processes; correlation of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced principles of anesthesia care.

AN 7241 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology II
Advanced knowledge in physiology; in-depth analysis of disease processes; correlation of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced principles of anesthesia care.

AN 7640 Research and Statistics
Knowledge on qualitative and quantitative research, obtain data, and develop appropriate methods to analyze data and implementation of research findings.

AN 7500 Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesia
Analysis and principles of chemistry and physics as applied to anesthesia.

AN 7600 Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management
Review of the anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves and the pharmacology of local anesthetic agents. Techniques of pain management administration and management of spinal/epidural and peripheral regional anesthetics. Regional techniques and pharmacological interventions to manage acute and chronic pain.

AN 7891 Advanced Clinical Application I
Use of theoretical concepts and advanced clinical principles to develop the art and science of practice with emphasis on individualizing care, in addition to board preparation.

AN 7892 Advanced Clinical Application II
Use of theoretical concepts and advanced clinical principles in perfecting the art and science of anesthesia practice with emphasis on preparation for board examination.

AN 7903 Health Care Policy
Explores governmental and non-governmental issues that influence nurse anesthesia practice and the role of advocacy.

AN 7901 Leadership in Anesthesia Practice
Knowledge to the multiple roles of the advanced practitioner to include historic, professional, political, role development and associated challenges.

AN 7902 Ethics in Health Care
Exploring ethical theories and practice, and the new challenges encountered in health care settings.

AN 7780 Professional Dimensions of Anesthesia Practice
Advanced knowledge in professional growth and development. Understanding the foundations and development of professional organizations, professionalism and the value of clinical services for professional growth.

AN 7880 Anesthesia Seminar
Current developments in concepts and theories of nurse anesthesia.

AN 7890, 8000, 8001, 8002, 8003 DNAP Capstone Preparation
The Nurse Anesthesia program culminates in successful completion of a scholarly research project. These courses focus on designing, writing, implementing and evaluating an area of specific study.

AN 8004 DNAP Capstone Completion
Finalization of research; preparation for poster submission, publication and presentation of research.