The curriculum for FIU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) contains didactic classes in the principles and practices of all forms of anesthesia (general, regional and monitored anesthesia care) for patients undergoing surgical and diagnostic procedures in all specialty areas. These include general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, OB/Gyn, cardiac, and vascular and thoracic surgery. Considerable course work is devoted to pathophysiology and pharmacology. Courses also cover the theoretical considerations of practice, professional practice issues and research.
Our program integrates a balance of classroom, simulation lab and clinical experience throughout the curriculum. Didactic instruction is provided by master’s and doctorally prepared faculty experts in their respective areas. Patient simulation experience is utilized for acquisition of basic anesthesia skills, practice of clinical decision making, and mock-up experience in the diagnosis and management of emergency anesthetic events.
For applicants with a bachelor’s degree that is not in nursing, the program requires a BSN Bridge Pathway of 7 credits.
Courses & Syllabi
Visit the FIU Catalog for full course descriptions and program requirements:
- Navigate to the current academic year
- Enter the Course Code in the “Search Bar” OR select “Graduate”
- Select “Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences”
Enrolled students can download the program syllabi from FIU Sharepoint - Nurse Anesthetist Program.