The Clarkson College Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a specialization in Nurse Anesthesia prepares critical care nurses to meet the expectations of their future patients. We ensure you’ll receive optimal experience in the advanced nursing practice of anesthesia through high quality educational opportunities. Our small class sizes, certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) faculty and accredited courses offer students an individualized, quality academic experience.
The Nurse Anesthesia program offers two options for completing your degree. The 30-month, full-time option begins with a 12-month didactic phase, followed by an 18-month clinical phase. The Extended Tract option consists of a 24-month didactic phase and is also succeeded by an 18-month clinical phase. Graduates of the Nurse Anesthesia option will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination.
The Clarkson College Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
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Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
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The attrition for the 2012 graduating Nurse Anesthesia class was 10 percent. Of the nine students who graduated, eight passed the National Certification Examination on the first attempt, and there was a 100 percent pass rate with the second attempt. Upon graduating, 100 percent of students in the class received positions of employment within the nurse anesthesia field.