NURSE ANESTHESIA Courses

NURA 655. Principles of Anesthesia Practice III. 4 Credits.

Continuation of role preparation in administration of anesthesia. Prerequisites: NURA 653.

NURA 695. Topics in Nurse Anesthesia. 1-6 Credits.

NURA 745. Applied Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthestists. 2 Credits.

This course is a review of the principles of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physics. It is designed as a foundation for the students' understanding of pharmacology, physiology, and the anesthesia gas machine. This course will also provide an introduction to the chemical structure-activity relationships, metabolism and mechanism of action of selected agents.

NURA 746. Advanced Physiology for Nurse Anesthetists. 4 Credits.

This course focuses on normal physiological functioning of body systems building on undergraduate anatomy and physiology to further examine structure and function focusing on cellular, subcellular, genetic and biochemical processes. The goal is to provide an in-depth understanding of the function and regulation of body systems to maintain homeostasis.

NURA 750. Applied Principles of Anesthesia Practice I. 4 Credits.

This course integrates scientific concepts with basic principles of anesthesia practice and prepares the student for their new role in the safe and effective delivery of anesthesia. Emphasis is on vital anesthesia monitoring and delivery systems. Airway management and general anesthesia techniques will also be discussed. Simulation is incorporated into the learning process to reinforce principles introduced in class. Prerequisite: NURA 745.

NURA 751. Applied Principles of Anesthesia Practice II. 4 Credits.

This course formulates a basic level of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor expertise for the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative anesthesia periods. Students will analyze and apply basic physiological principles in preparation for the anesthesia management of patients undergoing complex surgical procedures. Human Simulation is incorporated into the learning process to reinforce principles introduced in class. Prerequisites: NURA 746 and NURA 750.

NURA 752. Applied Principles of Anesthesia Practice III. 4 Credits.

This course is the third course in a series of three and is intended to further the foundation for safe and effective delivery of anesthesia. It is designed to prepare the student for the decision making necessary for the complex issues of anesthesia in clinical practice. Students will apply knowledge of pathophysiological conditions to formulate safe plans of care for patients undergoing complex surgical procedures. Human Simulation is incorporated into the learning process to reinforce principles introduced in class. Prerequisites: NURS 770 and NURA 751.

NURA 753. Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia Practice. 3 Credits.

The major focus of the course is synthesizing principles learned in Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Practice and applying them to anesthetic pharmaceuticals. Emphasis is placed on the critical thinking process used to choose and prescribe drugs in the management of anesthesia.

NURA 754. Anesthesia Practicum. 4 Credits.

Orientation to the operating room and anesthesia. Additional selected clinical experiences. Prerequisites: NURA 652.

NURA 755. Clinical Practicum A. 6 Credits.

Each course consists of orientation to the Operating Room and the Anesthesia Department. Provides actual administration of general and regional anesthesia with qualified clinical instructors (Anesthesiologists and/or CRNA’s). Weekly classroom sessions consist of clinical conferences; journal club; and seminars dealing with current topics, including, but not necessarily limited to, respiratory, cardiovascular, thoracic, neuro, regional, obstetrical, pediatric, and special areas of anesthesia. Various special projects and competency examinations are administered throughout this phase. Prerequisites: admission to the program.

NURA 756. Clinical Practicum B. 10 Credits.

Each course consists of orientation to the Operating Room and the Anesthesia Department. Provides actual administration of general and regional anesthesia with qualified clinical instructors (Anesthesiologists and/or CRNA’s). Weekly classroom sessions consist of clinical conferences; journal club; and seminars dealing with current topics, including, but not necessarily limited to, respiratory, cardiovascular, thoracic, neuro, regional, obstetrical, pediatric, and special areas of anesthesia. Various special projects and competency examinations are administered throughout this phase. Prerequisites: admission to the program.

NURA 757. Clinical Practicum C. 10 Credits.

Each course consists of orientation to the Operating Room and the Anesthesia Department. Provides actual administration of general and regional anesthesia with qualified clinical instructors (Anesthesiologists and/or CRNA’s). Weekly classroom sessions consist of clinical conferences; journal club; and seminars dealing with current topics, including, but not necessarily limited to, respiratory, cardiovascular, thoracic, neuro, regional, obstetrical, pediatric, and special areas of anesthesia. Various special projects and competency examinations are administered throughout this phase. Prerequisites: admission to the program.

NURA 758. Clinical Practicum D. 10 Credits.

Each course consists of orientation to the Operating Room and the Anesthesia Department. Provides actual administration of general and regional anesthesia with qualified clinical instructors (Anesthesiologists and/or CRNA’s). Weekly classroom sessions consist of clinical conferences; journal club; and seminars dealing with current topics, including, but not necessarily limited to, respiratory, cardiovascular, thoracic, neuro, regional, obstetrical, pediatric, and special areas of anesthesia. Various special projects and competency examinations are administered throughout this phase. Prerequisites: admission to the program.

NURA 759. Advanced CRNA Clinical Course. 12 Credits.

This advanced placement credit is awarded to the certified registered nurse anesthetist who has demonstrated knowledge of selected complex nursing concepts for the provision of anesthesia services. Prerequisites: B.S.N. degree with CRNA license.

NURA 761. Evidenced-Based Seminar for Anesthesia Practice I. 1 Credit.

This course is the first in a series of six seminar courses that helps prepare advanced practice nurses with an opportunity to assess clinical and scientific evidence through appraisal of the literature. The course explores the philosophical underpinnings for nursing knowledge and evidence in nursing practice. Pre- or corequisite: NURA 752, NURA 754, and NURS 801.

NURA 762. Evidenced-Based Seminar for Anesthesia Practice II. 1 Credit.

The course is designed to build on the understanding gained in NURA 761 and to expand the advanced practice nursing student's understanding of research methods, design, and statistics. Prerequisite: NURA 761.

NURA 763. Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum A. 3 Credits.

This introductory-level course is designed to integrate didactic knowledge with basic practical application to the art and science of nurse anesthesia. It is designed to cultivate the novice student nurse anesthetist in selected clinical settings under direct supervision of qualified clinical preceptors.

NURA 764. Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum B. 5 Credits.

Orientation to the Operating Room and the Anesthesia Department. Provides actual administration of general and regional anesthesia with qualified clinical instructors (Anesthesiologists and/or CRNA’s). Weekly classroom sessions consist of clinical conferences; journal club; and seminars dealing with current topics, including, but not necessarily limited to, respiratory, cardiovascular, thoracic, neuro, regional, obstetrical, pediatric, and special areas of anesthesia. Various special projects and competency examinations are administered throughout this phase.

NURA 856. Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum C. 4 Credits.

Orientation to the Operating Room and the Anesthesia Department. Provides actual administration of general and regional anesthesia with qualified clinical instructors (Anesthesiologists and/or CRNA’s). Weekly classroom sessions consist of clinical conferences; journal club; and seminars dealing with current topics, including, but not necessarily limited to, respiratory, cardiovascular, thoracic, neuro, regional, obstetrical, pediatric, and special areas of anesthesia. Various special projects and competency examinations are administered throughout this phase.

NURA 857. Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum D. 4 Credits.

Orientation to the Operating Room and the Anesthesia Department. Provides actual administration of general and regional anesthesia with qualified clinical instructors (Anesthesiologists and/or CRNA’s). Weekly classroom sessions consist of clinical conferences; journal club; and seminars dealing with current topics, including, but not necessarily limited to, respiratory, cardiovascular, thoracic, neuro, regional, obstetrical, pediatric, and special areas of anesthesia. Various special projects and competency examinations are administered throughout this phase.

NURA 858. Anesthesia Clinical Practicum E. 4 Credits.

This clinical course is the fifth of six in an increasingly more complex six-course series, and continues the integration of didactic knowledge and practical application to the art and science of nurse anesthesia. It is designed to cultivate the proficient student nurse anesthetist in a variety of clinical settings in collaboration with qualified clinical preceptors. The student will be immersed in the anesthesia clinical environment for this course. Course content is based on the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Prerequisite: NURA 857.

NURA 859. Anesthesia Clinical Practicum F. 4 Credits.

This clinical course is the final in an increasingly more complex six-course series, and continues the integration of didactic knowledge and practical application to the art and science of nurse anesthesia. It is designed to cultivate the proficient student nurse anesthetist in a variety of clinical settings in collaboration with qualified clinical preceptors. The student will be immersed in the anesthesia clinical environment for this course. Course content is based on the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Prerequisite: NURA 858.

NURA 863. Evidenced-Based Seminar for Anesthesia Practice III. 1 Credit.

This course is the third in a series of six seminar courses designed to enhance the nurse anesthesia student’s understanding of research methods, design and analysis. A journal club format is used to evaluate anesthesia care for optimum outcomes using published research studies. Prerequisite: NURA 762.

NURA 864. Evidenced-Based Seminar for Anesthesia Practice IV. 1 Credit.

This course is the fourth in a series of six seminar courses designed to enhance the nurse anesthesia student’s understanding of research methods, design and analysis. A journal club format is used to evaluate anesthesia care for optimum outcomes using published research studies. Prerequisite: NURA 863.

NURA 865. Evidenced Based Seminar for Anesthesia Practice V. 1 Credit.

This course is the fifth in a series of six seminar courses designed to enhance the nurse anesthesia student’s understanding of research methods, design and analysis. A journal club format is used to evaluate anesthesia care for optimum outcomes using published research studies. Prerequisite: NURA 864.

NURA 866. Evidenced Based Seminar for Anesthesia Practice VI. 1 Credit.

This course is the sixth in a series of six seminar courses designed to enhance the nurse anesthesia student’s understanding of research methods, design and analysis. A journal club format is used to evaluate anesthesia care for optimum outcomes using published research studies. Prerequisite: NURA 865.

NURA 998. Master's Graduate Credit. 1 Credit.

This course is a pass/fail course for master's students in their final semester. It may be taken to fulfill the registration requirement necessary for graduation. All master's students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit hour in the semester of their graduation.