Advancements Toward Clinical Excellence
The BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track is a 36 month (9 semesters) full time program beginning in January of each year.  The degree is offered to post baccalaureate nurses as an entry degree.
The program features advanced clinical and simulated education in peri-operative patient care, critical care medicine, and pain management.  Our focus is to train expert clinicians, who are prepared to become leaders and advocate for changes in health care systems.

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The BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA); the program is accredited through 2018. This accreditation permits graduates to take the National Certification Examination to obtain the CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) credential. The program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Simulation Hospital at the School of Nursing and Health Studies

Simulated Setting, Real-World Impact

The UM SONHS Simulation Hospital takes education of healthcare professionals to a new level, with simulation training opportunities previously unmatched in scope and capacity. In this transformative facility, using a combination of high tech mannequins, standardized patients, and actors, students will be challenged to respond to an individual who walks into the six-bed emergency department with, for example, neck pain, and while that patient is undergoing standard diagnostic procedures, a “trauma victim” who arrives in the ambulance bay is evaluated and rushed upstairs to one of the third floor’s four operating room suites for lifesaving surgery. Meanwhile, an “expectant mother” arrives and is admitted to the third floor labor and delivery suite; her “newborn infant” will be admitted to the nearby neonatal intensive care unit or newborn nursery, depending on its health status. Meanwhile, a combination of medical-surgical hospital rooms and an apartment (homecare) setting facilitate valuable lessons in palliative and hospice care.

The facility is the region’s foremost center for simulation immersion, and is designed to replicate a functioning outpatient clinic, hospital, and home environment, allowing for treatment of patients across the life-span continuum.