The LMU MSN Nurse Anesthesia (NA) concentration prepares nurses in an advanced practice role with competencies in Nurse Anesthesia across the life span. The 28-month program requires 81 semester hours of graduate course work, including five semesters in clinical practicum, a comprehensive exam, and a completed directed scholarly project. No credit may be transferred in to the Nurse Anesthesia concentration.
The Nurse Anesthesia concentration does not offer a part-time option.
Admission Requirements for the MSN Nurse Anesthesia Concentration were developed to meet the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Requirements include:
Application deadline is March 1, 2019.
Applications received after March 1, 2019 will be considered on a space available basis.
The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nurse Practice degree in August, 2020. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in August, 2021. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at 423-869-6210.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program Nurse Anesthesia concentration has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc (ACEN). ACEN is officially recognized as a national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and by the U.S. Department of Education. ACEN, may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit www.acenursing.org.
The Nurse Anesthesia concentration has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). The address for COA is:
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001.
COA Accreditation Department: 847-655-1160
Date of next review is 2024.
Applicants have a right to:
Applicants have a responsibility to:
The Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia concentration current clinical sites are listed below. Clinical sites used by Nurse Anesthesia may vary from semester to semester during the tenure of the student’s curriculum plan at LMU. Clinical rotations will include elective and/or mandatory assignments requiring travel to hospitals/affiliates in TN, KY, VA and GA. Students are responsible for travel. Students are also responsible for any housing needs if necessary.
The following links are to external sites maintained by the clinical sites, not by LMU.
|Clinch Valley Medical Center - VA||Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital-KY||St. Joseph London-KY|
|The Medical Center at Albany-KY||Manchester Memorial Hospital-KY||UK Healthcare Good Samaritan Hosp.-KY|
|Floyd Medical Center-GA||Memorial Health Care System-TN||University of TN Medical Center-TN|
|Gateway Medical Center-TN||Middlesboro ARH Hospital-KY||Ballard Lonesome Pine Hospital-VA|
|Hamilton Medical Center-GA||Park West Medical Center-TN||Ballard Mountain View Reg. Medical Center-VA|
|Harlan ARH Hospital-KY||Park West Plastic Surgery Center-TN||Barbourville ARH - KY|
|Hazard ARH Reg. Medical Center-KY||Pikeville Medical Center-KY|
|St. Thomas Medical Center-TN||Pineville Community Hospital-KY|
Graduates of the NA concentration will have met the eligibility criteria for the National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) national certification examination.
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