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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.

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 Student Resources — Nurse Anesthesia Handbooks & Manuals. 

Total Credits Required:  106

Total Clinical Hours:  3,180

  • Year 1 - Semester 1 - Spring

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Campus

    Credits

    NGR 7121

    Scientific and Theoretical Foundations of Adv Practice Nsg

    X

     

     

    3

    NGR 7769

    Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare

    X

     

     

    3

    NGR 7871

    Healthcare Informatics

    X

     

     

    3

    NGR 6172

    Pharmacological Concepts in Adv Practice Nursing

    X

     

     

    3

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     12

  • Year 1 - Semester 2 - Summer

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7733

    Organizational Dynamics of Health Systems

    X

     

    3

    NGR 5131

    Culture and Advanced Practice Nursing

    X

     

    3

    NGR 7891

    Healthcare Finance & Economics for Adv Practice Nursing

    X

     

    3

    NGR 7892L

    Health Policy

    X

     

    3

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

    12

     

  • Year 1 - Semester 3 - Fall

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 6002

    Advanced Health Assessment

    X

     

    3

    NGR 7854

    Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

    X

     

    3

    NGR 6421

    Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing I (Fundamentals)

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6460

    Pharmacology of Anesthesiology Nursing I

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6493

    Technology & Equipment in Anesthesiology Nursing

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6941L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Simulation Practicum I

     

    X

    1

    NGR 6431L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency I

     

    Hospital

    1

    160

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

    14

    160

  • Year 2 – Semester 4 - Spring

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 5141

    Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing

    X

     

    3

    NGR 6400

    Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesiology Nursing

     

    X

    3

    NGR 6461

    Pharmacology of Anesthesiology Nursing II

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6490

    Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6497

    Advanced Anesthesia Life Support (BCLS/ACLS/PALS)

     

    X

    1

    NGR 6441L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Simulation Practicum II

     

    X

    1

    NGR 6432L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency II

     

    Hospital

    2

    260

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

    14

    260

  • Year 2 – Semester 5 - Summer

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7853

    Translational Research

    X

     

    3

    NGR 6422

    Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing II (OB/Peds)

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6423

    Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing III (CVT)

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6442L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Simulation Practicum III

     

    X

    1

    NGR 6433L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency III

     

    Hospital

    3

    360

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

    11

    360

  • Year 2 – Semester 6 - Fall

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7940C

    DNP Project I - Proposal & Implementation

    X

     

    4

    NGR 6404

    Advanced Bioscience for Anesthesiology Nursing

     

    X

    3

    NGR 6434L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency IV

     

    Hospital

    4

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

    11

    640

  • Year 3 – Semester 7 - Spring

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7941C

    DNP Project II - Implementation & Analysis

    X

     

    4

    NGR 6405

    Advanced Bioscience for Anesthesiology Nursing II

     

    X

    3

    NGR 6424

    Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing IV

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6435L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency V

     

    Hospital

    4

    640

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

    13

    640

  • Year 3 – Semester 8 - Summer

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7942C

    DNP Project III - Evaluation & Dissemination

    X

     

    4

    NGR 6492

    Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthetist Practice

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6436L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency VI

     

    Hospital

    4

    640

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

    10

    640

  • YEAR 3 – Semester 9 - Fall

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7716

    Fundamentals of Clinical Education

    X

     

    2

    NGR 6491

    Advanced Anesthesiology Nursing Seminar

     

    X

    3

    NGR 6437L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency VII

     

    Hospital

    4480

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

    9

    480