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BSN to DNP with Nurse Anesthesia Emphasis

The UW Oshkosh College of Nursing’s 74 credit BSN to DNP Program, Nurse Anesthesia emphasis provides bachelor’s degree-holding nurses with the opportunity to earn a Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with a Nurse Anesthesia specialty.  The program is a 36-month full-time plan of study.  Our program prepares graduates for the highest level of nursing practice by integrating courses in evidence-based practice, informatics, leadership, collaboration, and knowledge of systems and healthcare policy with specialized nurse anesthesia practice education. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination (NCE).

CRNA’s have been providing anesthesia care in the U.S. for over 150 years and are the primary, and often, sole anesthesia providers in rural America.  Nurse anesthetists have been providing care to patients in every setting that anesthesia is delivered, including on the front lines during war for our wounded soldiers since the Civil War.  CRNAs practice with a great degree of autonomy owing to a high level of responsibility and professional respect (AANA, 2016).1

The Nurse Anesthesia emphasis is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4001. Phone: 847-655-1160,  Applications are now being accepted.

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1Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Fact Sheet. (2016). American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Retrieved from,