Join the next generation of nurse anesthetists with this practice-oriented doctoral degree — and help fill a critical need in the healthcare delivery system! Our BSN-DNP program will prepare you become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), giving you the means to deliver compassionate care in a variety of settings.
The three-year, full-time curriculum blends traditional on-campus coursework (year one) 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 you for the National Certification Examination (NCE).
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.
CRNA & COO
Great Lakes Anesthesia
Median pay (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Expected need growth nationally for CRNAs by 2026
Expected need growth for CRNAs in Indiana
You will build experience in all three anesthesia delivery models: independent practice, supervision, and medical direction. Our clinical affiliates include:
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.
USF’s BSN-DNP program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
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.
RN, 1LT U.S. Army Reserves