The Nurse Anesthesia program is designed to provide the professional nurse with an in-depth concentration in clinical anesthesia and prepare graduates of the program to assume the specialized role of nurse anesthetist. Students have the opportunity to use research, collaborate, and contribute effectively to the health care team’s efforts to provide optimal patient care. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the examination of the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. This graduate nursing option is a cooperative program between Gannon University
and UPMC-Hamot Medical Center. Krista Yoder, MSN, CRNA is the co-director of this program.
NOTE: Students must attend full-time in this option.
At the conclusion of the program of study leading to the degree of Master of Science in Nursing, the graduate:
- Synthesizes theory and research from nursing, the biopsychosocial sciences, and the humanities in their advanced practice role to care for members of diverse populations.
- Is able to conduct research, collaborate with other researchers from various disciplines, and implement research findings in practice or educational settings.
- Is able to assume the advanced practice role of educator, administrator, researcher, or practitioner.
- Is prepared to assume a leadership role to influence change in health care practice at local, regional, and national levels.
- Articulates and differentiates the various advanced practice roles within nursing.
- Has developed an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional development in their advanced practice role.
- Actively engages in collaborative relationships as an advanced practice nurse with professionals from various disciplines and members of diverse populations to improve health care.
- Has acquired an educational foundation for doctoral study.