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The professional curriculum offered by the Nazareth Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesiology consists of practical education through our clinical affiliations and thorough academic experience in the following areas:

  • Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesiology
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics
  • Pharmacology
  • Basic and Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Practice
  • Patient Care Conferences, Seminars and Journal Club

The hospital academic portion of the study of Nurse Anesthesiology will consist of more than 500 hours of lecture. These credits can be transferred to St. Josephs University for a total of 33 credits. The core courses (33 credits) are taught by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologists and faculty at the hospital sites. The program on the clinical level provides a broad variety and a balanced clinical experience to augment student learning.

Core Courses

GRA 510 Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology I Credits: 4
GRA 530 Chemistry and Physics I Credits: 1
GRA 550 Pharmacology I Credits: 2
GRA 500 Orientation to the Study and Practice of Anesthesia Credits: 3
GRA 520 Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology II Credits: 4
GRA 540 Chemistry & Physics of Anesthesia II & III Credits: 2
GRA 560 Pharmacology II Credits: 3
GRA 600 Advanced Principles of Practice Credits: 4
GRA 700 Clinical Practicum Credits: 9
GRA 710 Thesis/Project Presentation/Research Credits: 1

Saint Joseph's University Academic Curriculum

After a student's acceptance to Nazareth's School of Nurse Anesthesiology, the candidate, along with the Program Director of the School of Nurse Anesthesiology, will complete the application process for Saint Joseph's University. The MS in Nurse Anesthesia is offered in conjunction with Nazareth Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesiology. It is designed for nurses who desire to study the educative and administrative aspects of healthcare as well as focus on the science of Anesthesiology. The curriculum at the University comprises 6 courses (18 credits):

Required Courses

HED 4025 Research and Design Credits: 3 OR
HAD 4025 Research and Design Credits: 3

HAD 4745 Ethics of Health Care Credits: 3
HAD 4655 Health Care Law Credits: 3

Electives (Any Three)

HAD 4605 Health Administration Credits: 3
HAD 4625 Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability Credits: 3
HED 4765 Managed Health Care Credits: 3
HED 4775 Program Planning and Wellness Credits: 3
HED 4805 Epidemiology and Community Health Credits: 3
HED 4845 Curriculum Strategies for Health Education Credits: 3
HED 4855 Stress and Crisis Management Credits: 3
HED 4885 Addictions Credits: 3

Clinical Affiliations

Students are afforded affiliations respectively in each of the following areas:

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Obstetric Anesthesia

During the total affiliation, the student will be responsible for his/her transportation, white lab coat, OR shoes, precordial stethoscope and attendant fees such as lunch fees or parking fees. In addition, if necessary, the student must return to Nazareth for class on designated class day, the specific day of which varies annually. The student is responsible for procuring a Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Nursing License.

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