The La Salle University nursing program has developed a stand-alone Post-BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia program beginning in the Spring of 2024. The La Salle University Nurse Anesthesia Program is pending accreditation by The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) . Students can apply and can be accepted conditionally with the understanding that final accreditation approval will be determined by The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) in the Fall of 2023.
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, IL 60018-5603
For questions, please contact Christine Beerman at 215-951-1413.
The La Salle Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is in response to the call for health care improvement and innovation. This is a practice-focused doctorate with a strong clinical component designed for all health care environments providing opportunities for expert knowledge and skill development through completion of clinical hours and a DNP Project. All La Salle DNP curricular plans are individualized and include at least 500 clinical hours in the program of study.
The Post-BSN curriculum plan is designed in accord with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Position Statement on Doctoral Education, The DNP Essentials and The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) standards. The Post-BSN program is 41 months in length. Core, and advanced core courses are delivered fully online, including a yearly Immersion experience. After the first 12 months, Post-BSN students complete a 29 month clinical residency on-site at La Salle, and a final DNP Project. Upon completion of all degree requirements the student will be awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from La Salle University and after recommendation from the Anesthesia Director, will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination to gain NBCRNA certification.