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 Scholarly 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 Programs. The Post-BSN program is 51 months in length. Core, and advanced core courses are delivered fully online, including a yearly Immersion experience. After the first 24 months, Post-BSN students complete a 29 month clinical residency on-site at the Frank J. Tornetta campus, and a final DNP Scholarly 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.
The Post-BSN nurse anesthesia curriculum plan is accredited by Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Full details regarding the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia can be found at: www.fjtsa.com