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Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.) 2019-2020 Catalog Year

Marieb College of Health & Human Services

Website: https://www.fgcu.edu/mariebcollege/nursing/nurseanesthesia-msn.aspx
(239) 590-7505

The Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.) program is no longer enrolling new students and is in the process of transitioning to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.).  The Nurse Anesthesiology (D.N.P.) program will begin in the Summer of 2020.

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is a university-based program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree with a major in Nurse Anesthesia. It is the only university-based nurse anesthesia program leading to a M.S.N. in Southwest Florida.

Program Accreditation

The master's degree program in nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)

The Florida Gulf Coast University Nurse Anesthesiology Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001; http://coacrna.org; telephone (847) 655-1160. The program's next accreditation review by the COA is October 2022.

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 COA has approved the FGCU DNP Nurse Anesthesiology program.  The first BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesiology cohort will begin May 2020, and the first MSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesiology cohort will begin May 2021.  Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at (239) 590-7505 or via email to rspiegel@fgcu.edu.

The BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesiology (BSN-DNP NA) program has been approved by the COA to start in 2020.  The last MSN NA Program cohort of students was admitted in January 2019.  All students who were admitted in January 2019 are expected to graduate at the end of the Spring 2021 semester.

The MSN NA Program is a full-time, locked-step program of study, which requires students to be enrolled full time and to follow the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Progression Plan throughout the entire sequence of seven (7) semesters.  Any student admitted in January 2019 who is granted School of Nursing Leave of Absence (LOA) during semesters 1 through 3 of the program and is granted permission to return will be transitioned to the BSN-DNP NA Program with the following admission cohort as designated by the MSN NA Program Director.  Any student admitted in January 2019 who is granted a School of Nursing Leave of Absence (LOA) during semesters 4 through 7 of the program and is granted permission to return will be provided with an Individualized Plan of Study by the MSN NA Program Director.  The Individualized Plan of Study may include directed independent study courses and courses delivered in face-to-face, online, hybrid, and/or other distance learning formats, and all graduation requirements must be met by the end of the spring 2022 semester.  Any student who is placed on an Individualized Plan of Study and does not meet all graduation requirements by the end of the Spring 2022 semester will be dismissed.  The MSN NA Program courses will no longer be offered after the conclusion of the Spring 2022 semester.  

See program website at URL listed above for further information about the transition of the MSN Nurse Anesthesiology major to the BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major.

 

Program Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Students in this program must meet specific progression, clinical and graduation requirements. See the Nurse Anesthesia (NA) Program Guidebook, Graduate Student Handbook, General Graduate Academic Policies and FGCU Graduation Requirements.
  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
Program Requirements

Required Courses in the Major (81 credits)
NGR 5431L Clinical Practicum I (1)
NGR 5432L Clinical Practicum II (1)
NGR 5433L Clinical Practicum III (6)
NGR 5434L Clinical Practicum IV (6)
NGR 5435L Clinical Practicum V (6)
NGR 5436L Clinical Practicum VI (6)
NGR 5437L Clinical Practicum VII (6)
NGR 6002 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
NGR 6002L Adv Health Assessment Practice (1)
NGR 6140 Pathophysiology I (2)
NGR 6144 Pathophysiology II (2)
NGR 6143 Adv. Anat, Physio. & Path IV (1)
NGR 6149 Adv. Anat, Physio. & Path III (1)
NGR 6156 Adv. Anatomy and Physiology I (2)
NGR 6165 Adv. Anatomy and Physiology II (2)
NGR 6400 Chem &Phys in Nurse Anesthesia (2)
NGR 6405 Adv. Principles NA Practice II (3)
NGR 6410 Perioperative Technology (1)
NGR 6420 Basic Principles of Anesthesia (3)
NGR 6421 Adv. Principles of Anesthesia I (3)
NGR 6460 Pharmacology I (4)
NGR 6461 Pharmacology II (4)
NGR 6491 Synthesis Seminar (3)
NGR 6740 Concepts/Roles of Adv Practice (3)
NGR 6811 Advanced Nursing Research (3)
NGR 6894 Global Trends & Practice Perspectives (3)
NGR 6949 Clinical CorrelationConference (3)


TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 81

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