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Nurse Anesthesia (BSN-DNP)

Dr. Lisa Osborne watching to surgical technology students practice

Program Closure

The BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program has discontinued all new admissions in preparation for program closure, following graduation of the final program cohort in August 2022. The program will fully support graduation of all currently enrolled students.

We Are Leading Care

Our BSN-DNP program will prepare graduates to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), giving them the means to deliver compassionate care in a variety of settings and help fill a critical need in the healthcare delivery system!

The three-year, full-time curriculum blends traditional on-campus coursework (year 1) with clinical rotations and hybrid courses (years two & three). It adheres to the standards of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) and will prepare graduates for the National Certification Examination (NCE).

Employers’ Perspective

This program, though new, is built on the University’s strong reputation for excellence in nursing education. I eagerly await the time when the first cohort of students graduate and I can hire USF-educated nurse anesthetists.

Rob Colcord
CRNA & COO
Great Lakes Anesthesia

Academic Plan

An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester.

Career Outlook & Success

$182,000

Median pay (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

31%

Expected need growth nationally for CRNAs by 2026

50%

Expected need growth for CRNAs in Indiana

Close up of students practicing CRNA.

Extensive Clinical Experience

Graduates will build experience in all three anesthesia delivery models: independent practice, supervision, and medical direction. Our clinical affiliates include:

  • Adams Memorial Hospital
  • Bluffton Regional Medical Center
  • Dupont Hospital
  • Elkhart General Hospital
  • Franciscan Health Crown Point
  • Franciscan Health Michigan City
  • Franciscan Health Munster
  • IU Health Arnett Hospital
  • Kosciusko Community Hospital
  • Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
  • Marion General Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital-Fairfield
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Parkview Orthopedic Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
  • Paulding County Hospital
  • Plymouth Medical Center
  • St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital
  • St. Rita’s Medical Center
  • Terre Haute Regional Hospital
  • The Orthopedic Hospital
  • VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne campus
  • Van Wert County Hospital
Professor Lisa Osborne helping a student

Student-Centered, Service-Oriented Faculty

USF faculty are clinical practitioners as well as educators, giving students the benefit of up-to- date professional experience and connections. Their focus: your success.

Program Closure

The BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program has discontinued all new admissions in preparation for program closure, following graduation of the final program cohort in August 2022. The program will fully support graduation of all currently enrolled students.

Accreditation

USF’s BSN-DNP program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Phone: 847-655-1160
Email: Accreditation@coacrna.org

What stands out most for me is the attention the professors pay to individual students. In other nursing programs, you see an expectation of attrition and the faculty don’t know you well. It’s different at USF: the professors are totally invested in our success.

David Wright
RN, 1LT U.S. Army Reserves
BSN-DNP student

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Program Closure

The BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program has discontinued all new admissions in preparation for program closure, following graduation of the final program cohort in August 2022. The program will fully support graduation of all currently enrolled students.

Program Director

Lisa Osborne, DNP, CRNA
losborne@sf.edu
260-399-7700 ext. 8559