DNAP Program Objectives

  • Academic: Acquire an advanced and specialized body of knowledge necessary to integrate didactic information and clinical data. This knowledge enables students to formulate comprehensive and individualized anesthesia care plans.
  • Clinical: Demonstrate the ability to plan and administer safe and physiologically effective anesthetics. This skill is developed through a deep understanding and synthesis of anesthetic principles and basic science study, ensuring optimal patient care.
  • Scholarly Work: Develop an appreciation for the role, nature, and conduct of research modalities and their application to practice and professional growth. Students are encouraged to stay current with advancements in the field and explore the literature for evidence for best practice.
  • Professionalism: Integrate ethical, legal, and cultural considerations into personal and professional value systems. This entails adhering to high ethical standards, understanding legal obligations, and being culturally sensitive while providing nurse anesthesia care.