Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNPNA)

Now accepting applications for July 2024

Welcome to Roseman University College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNPNA) program, a transformative educational experience designed for aspiring nurses seeking to embark on a fulfilling journey toward becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Developed specifically for those holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or an equivalent baccalaureate qualification, approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), this innovative 36-month, full-time, year-round hybrid-online program will be taught using Roseman University’s Six-Point Mastery Learning Model®, equipping graduates with the knowledge, skills, and clinical expertise needed to excel in the dynamic field of nurse anesthesia.

Roseman’s DNPNA program will offer a unique blend of in-person and online learning, ensuring flexibility and accessibility without compromising on the quality of education. Join us in this exciting educational endeavor and take your first step toward a rewarding and impactful career in nurse anesthesia.

The Nurse Anesthesiology Program at Roseman University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs, which may be reached at 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, IL 60018-5603 or at (224) 275-9130.

Fast Facts

  • Program duration: Thirty-six (36) months
  • Hybrid-online delivery (online, then on-campus
    requirement starting mid-year of Year 1 of
    program start through program completion)
  • July 2024 anticipated start
  • Location: Henderson, NV campus
  • 90% of clinical sites are local to Las Vegas and Henderson, NV


36 months



  1. Hybrid-online delivery
  2. 90% of clinical sites are local to Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada

DNPNA Program Information

In order to be eligible for admission to the DNPNA program, applicant’s minimum qualifications must include:

  • An appropriate baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • An unencumbered license as a registered professional nurse and/or an APRN in the United States or its territories or protectorates and eligible for licensure in Nevada.
  • Completion of an application for admission, including copies of all post-secondary educational transcripts.
  • Basic Life Support; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) or evidence of outstanding graduate academic achievement.
  • The minimum science GPA is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (Preferred).
  • Graduate Record Exam scores of 150 or above (Preferred).
  • Personal interviews (by invitation) with members of the Nurse Anesthesia Admission Committee will be offered to qualified applicants. Applicants selected for interviews will be notified on a rolling basis.
  • At the time of application submission, the applicant must have a minimum of one year (two years preferred) of current, continuous full-time acute care experience as a registered nurse in a critical care setting which offers the applicant an opportunity to develop as an independent decision-maker capable of using and interpreting advanced monitoring techniques based on their knowledge of physiological and pharmacological principles. Adult acute care experience offering interpretation and use of advanced monitoring, care of ventilated patients, pharmacologic hemodynamic management, and independent decision-making is preferred. Critical Care Registered Nurse certification is strongly encouraged.
  • Experience areas preferred include:
    • Surgical Intensive Care
    • Medical Intensive Care
    • Cardiac Intensive Care
    • Neuro Intensive Care
    • Pediatric or Level III Neonatal Intensive Care
    • Trauma Intensive Care
  • Submission of a personal statement describing the applicant’s personal career goals and interest in graduate study.
  • Applicants must possess the physical and mental skills necessary to complete the Nurse Anesthesia Program.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores from applicants whose native language is not English or who have not completed their high school and college education in the U.S.

Year 1

The beginning of the first year will be didactic delivered via online courses, then on-campus requirement starting mid-year of Year 1 of program start through program completion at our Henderson, NV campus. The didactic content will be a mix of DNP essentials coursework, foundational science courses, and core advanced practice coursework.

Year 2

The curriculum becomes a blended clinical and didactic curriculum in the second year. Students will be divided up into satellite clinical rotations generally within one state or geographical region to minimize travel. Didactic coursework will ramp down but will continue with the focus shifting toward the DNP scholarly project and progressive anesthesia skill acquisition and will be less frequent.

Year 3

Year three (3) of the program will be focused on full-time clinical rotations, a few more DNP essentials coursework, and the transition to an advanced practice nursing role and focused on NCE reviews. The curriculum will culminate in mock NCE exams and simulation intensive for crisis resource management in peri-anesthesia care.

Total Credits = 118

*The DNPNA program does not accept transfer credits from other nurse anesthesiology programs due to the unique nature of the block curriculum.

Role Development in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
Healthcare Informatics and Data Driven Technology 3
Statistical Interpretation for Advanced Practice 3
Advanced Pathophysiology and Disease Management Across the Life Span 3
Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Emerging Science for Advanced Practice Nurses 3
Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing 3
Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 3
Professional Aspects of Anesthesiology Nursing 3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics I 3
Pharmacology of Anesthesiology Nursing I 1
Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing I 2
Chemical & Physical Anesthesiology Nursing I 3
Technology in Anesthesiology Nursing 1
Anesthesiology Nursing Practicum I 3
Regional Anesthesia 2
Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing II 3
Pharmacology of Anesthesiology Nursing II 2
Chemical & Physical Anesthesiology Nursing II 1
Advanced Bioscience Anesthesiology Nursing I 3
Anesthesiology Nursing Practicum II 3
Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing III 2
Anesthesiology Nursing Practicum III 4
Evidence Based Practice I 3
Evidence Based Practice II 3
Advanced Bioscience Anesthesiology Nursing II 3
Advanced Practice Nursing Role Transition 2
Anesthesiology Nursing Practicum IV 6
Advanced Modes of Pain Management 6
Anesthesiology Nursing Practicum V 6
Doctoral Project 6
Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing IV 2
Global Health Care and Culture 3
Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics 3
Residency in Advanced Nursing Practice 12
Advanced Anesthesiology Nursing Seminar 3

Our tuition rates and fees are very competitive. There is no in-state or out-of-state tuition difference. Please review a full listing of tuition and fees by clicking the button below.

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Specialize your skills with a DNPNP degree

Care for Patients

when they need it most.

Boost Earnings

Mean salary of $205,770, based on data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022 for 29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists.

Projected Job Growth

of 38% in the next 10 years, based on data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners and is the projected percent change in employment from 2022 to 2032.


for Nevada

Upon accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Roseman University’s DNPNA will be the first of its kind in Nevada.

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