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MSN Nurse Anesthesia
Program Handbook
Program Requirements
Program Plan

ADVISER CONTACT: 

Patrina Carper
(248) 364-8766
carper@oakland.edu

Admissions & Clinical Coordinator
Andrea Bittinger 
(248) 898-7683
ABittinger@beaumont.edu 

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MSN: Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Anesthesia
Overview


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Oakland's School of Nursing, in collaboration with nationally renowned Beaumont Health System, has the only accredited nurse anesthesia program in Oakland County. The collaborative initiative began in 1991 to address the nurse anesthesia shortage as well as provide an exceptional educational environment for educating Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. The average class size is 20 students. The most recent graduating class of 2012 had an attrition rate of 4%, a first time certification exam pass rate of 96% and 100% of the graduates gained employment within 3 months of completing the program. Graduates are employed in all practice models, ranging from rural and independent practice to team models in major academical medical centers across the country.  

The plan of study for the Nurse Anesthesia (NA) program prepares nurses at the Master's and Post-Master's levels as specialists in anesthesia care. Nursing courses and clinical internships provide the opportunity for students to gain experience in nurse anesthesia practice in all specialty areas. Students study physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and anatomy in cognate courses. The graduate applies nursing theory, principles of nurse anesthesia practice and research in the delivery of anesthesia care. After 28 months of full-time study, nurse anesthesia graduates are prepared to take the certification examination offered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists leading to the designation CRNA. Approximate cost of the program, including tuition, books and travel is $63,000. 

For more information about the nurse anesthesia program, please review the program flyer and visit www.beaumont.edu/crna.


QUICK LINKS 

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Admission Requirements 
Clinical InternshipsProgram Faculty
Events 

 Accredited by: 

Council on Accreditation
Visit the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthetists website.
Contact the COA directly at 847-655-1160 or via 222 S. Prospect Ave. Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4001.

 

Information Session for the CRNA Program:

Date: TBD
Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center Classroom 
Registration not required 
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak 

Information to include: 

- Role of the CRNA
-  Program overview
- Application requirements 
- Admission and selection criteria
- Curriculum 
- Cost and finances 
- Meet program faculty and current students 

For more information, call 248-898-7683
How to apply
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Admissions by the posted deadlines. 

See the graduate catalog listing for general university requirements and program-specific admissions requirements. Follow the steps on the Graduate Admissions website to apply for admission. Prospective DNP students only will need a Validation Form for Clinical hours. 



Please note!

NURSE PRACTITIONER TRACK ONLY
We will no longer be admitting in the Winter or Summer semesters. We have recently changed to a once a year admission which begins in the fall semester. The next application deadline date is April 1st 2015. Thank you

MSN advising
sessions

 

Date Time Location 
Thursday, November 6th10 a.m.2018 Human Health Building 
Wednesday, December 10th1 p.m.2018 Human Health Building 
MSN program advising sessions are for students interested in the MSN: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner and MSN: Nurse Anesthesia programs.

Sessions begin promptly at the published start time and last approximately one hour. Program Advising Sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. Transcripts can only be evaluated after a student has been officially admitted to Oakland University so transcripts will not be evaluated at these sessions.

Please read over the information on the website prior to attending. 

Directions: Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University campus map, please visit www.oakland.edu/map.

CRNA INFORMATION SESSION

TBD 
Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center Classroom 
Registration not required 
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak 

Information to include: 
 - Role of the CRNA
-  Program overview
- Application requirements 
- Admission and selection criteria
- Curriculum 
- Cost and finances 
- Meet program faculty and current students 

For more information, call 248-898-7683 or visit www.beaumont.edu/crna