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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:  110

Total Clinical Hours:  3,280

  • Year 1 - Semester 1 - Spring

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Hybrid

    Campus

    Credits

    NGR 7121

    Scientific and Theoretical Foundations of Adv Practice Nsg

    X

     

     

    3

    NGR 6172

    Pharmacological Concepts in Adv Practice Nursing

    X

     

     

    3
    NGR 5141

    Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing

    X  3

    NGR 5810

    Research Methods

    X

     

     

    3

    NGR 7733

    Organizational Dynamics of Health Systems

    X

    3

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     15

  • Year 1 - Semester 2 - Summer

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Hybrid

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 6002C

    Advanced Health Assessment

     

    X

    4

    NGR 6462

    Pharmacology & Chemistry of Anesthesiology Nursing I

     

    X

    3

    NGR 7871

    Healthcare Informatics

    X

     

    3

    NGR 7891

    Healthcare Finance & Economics for Adv Practice Nursing

    X

     

    3

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

     

    13

     

  • Year 1 - Semester 3 - Fall

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Hybrid

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 6421

    Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing I (Fundamentals)

     

     

    X

    3

    NGR 7769

    Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare

    X

      

    3

    NGR 6463

    Pharmacology & Chemistry of Anesthesiology Nursing II

      

    X

    3

    NGR 6407

    Technology & Physics in Anesthesiology Nursing

     

     

    X

    3

    NGR 6941L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Simulation Practicum I

     

     

    X

    1

    NGR 6431L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency I

     

     

    Hospital

    1

    125

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

     

    14

    125

  • Year 2 – Semester 4 - Spring

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Hybrid

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7854

    Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

    X

     

     

    3

    NGR 6494

    Anesthesia for Special Populations I

     

     

    X

    3

    NGR 6422

    Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing II (OB/Peds)

     

     

    X

    3

    NGR 6490

    Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management

     

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6441L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Simulation Practicum II

     

     

    X

    1

    NGR 6432L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency II

     

     

    Hospital

    1

    125

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

     

    13

    125

  • Year 2 – Semester 5 - Summer

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Hybrid

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7853

    Translational Research

    X

     

     

    3

    NGR 7892L

    Health Policy

    X 340

    NGR 6495

    Anesthesia for Special Populations II

     

    X

    3

    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

    500

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

     

    15

    540

  • Year 2 – Semester 6 - Fall

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Hybrid

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7940C

    DNP Project I - Proposal & Implementation

    X

     

     

    4

    170

    NGR 5131

    Culture and Advanced Practice Nursing

    X

      

    3

    NGR 6434L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency IV

     

     

    Hospital

    3

    500

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

     

    10

    670

  • Year 3 – Semester 7 - Spring

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Hybrid

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7941C

    DNP Project II - Implementation & Analysis

    X

     

     

    4

    160

    NGR 6425

    Advanced Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing I

      

    X

    2

    NGR 6492

    Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthetist Practice

     

    X

    2

    NGR 6435L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency V

     

     

    Hospital

    3

    500

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

     

    11

    660

  • Year 3 – Semester 8 - Summer

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Hybrid

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 7942C

    DNP Project III - Evaluation & Dissemination

    X

     

     

    4

    160

    NGR 6426

    Advanced Principles of Anesthesiology Nursing II

      

    X

    2

    NGR 7716

    Fundamentals of Clinical Education

     X

     

    2

    NGR 6436L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency VI

     

     

    Hospital

    3

    500

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

     

    9

    660

  • Year 3 – Semester 9 - Fall

    Course #

    Course Title

    Online

    Hybrid

    Campus

    Credits

    Clinical Hrs.

    NGR 6491

    Advanced Anesthesiology Nursing Seminar

     

     

    X

    4

    NGR 6437L

    Anesthesiology Nursing Clinical Residency VII

     

     

    Hospital

    3500

    NGR 7943

    DNP Capstone Project Completion

    X  1 

     

    Semester Credits/Clinical Hours

     

     

     

    8

    500