Nurse Anesthetist Joint Program with Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
The track for a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) prepares a professional nurse to obtain, through successful completion of a national examination, certification as a Anesthesia Nursing Specialist. CRNAs provide anesthesia and anesthesia-related care to facilitate diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedures. The scope of practice of CRNAs includes: preanesthetic assessment, anesthetic techniques (general, regional, local, and monitored sedation), insertion and maintenance of noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities, airway management, implementation of acute and chronic pain management modalities, implementation of basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques, and post anesthesia evaluation. This nurse's expertise contributes greatly to the plan of care for patients.
This track requirs at least 800 hours of clinical instruction and 500 different clinical cases. The nurse anesthetist specific courses are in a 27 month long session after the seven core and advanced core courses are completed.
Please note the following:
Nurse Anesthetist students must first be accepted at the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery before being accepted to the La Salle University School of Nursing. If you have any questions, please call Dr. Michael Kost, DNP, CRNA, at 484.622.7280.
NUR 604 Research for Evidence-Based Practice I
NUR 605 Research for Evidence-Based Practice II
NUR 607 Advanced Nursing Roles in Health Care
NUR 608 Advanced Nursing Practice for Population-Based Care
Advanced Core Courses
NUR 616 Advanced Health Assessment
NUR 617 Advanced Pharmacology
NUR 618 Advanced Pathophysiology
Nurse Anesthetist Track Courses
NUR 681 Orientation to Study and Practice of Anesthesia
NUR 682 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I
NUR 683 Anesthesia Pharmacology I
NUR 684 Physics and Chemistry I
NUR 685 Anesthesia Pharmacology II
NUR 686 Anatomy Physiology and Pathophysiology II
NUR 687 Chemistry and Physics II
NUR 688 Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Practice
NUR 689 Professional Aspects of Anesthesia Practice
NUR 690 Clinical Practicum I (elective)*
NUR 691 Clinical Practicum II
*N.B. This course may not be required for all anesthesia students.
|Course Credits - Nurse Anesthetist (NAST)|
|NUR 604||3 Credits||Core|
|NUR 605||3 Credits||Core|
|NUR 607||3 Credits||Core|
|NUR 608||3 Credits||Core|
|NUR 616||3 Credits||Advanced Core|
|NUR 617||3 Credits||Advanced Core|
|NUR 618||3 Credits||Advanced Core|
|NUR 681||4 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 682||4 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 683||2 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 684||2 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 685||3 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 686||4 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 687||2 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 688||4 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 689||2 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 690*||3 Credits||NAST Track|
|NUR 691||3 Credits||NAST Track|
*N.B. This course may not be required for all anesthesia students
Total 54-57 Credits
For a complete list of MSN Course Descriptions, please go to the Online Graduate Catalog.
For general program information, admission requirements or application status, please contact the MSN Graduate Admission Counselor, Michelle Conaboy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Patricia M. Dillon, Ph.D., R.N.
Graduate Nursing, and RN-BSN and RN-MSN Programs
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
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