Graduates of the DNAP will be able to:

  • Apply physiological, safety, and organizational theories to promote patient safety, enhance quality care, and improve nurse anesthesia practice
  • Analyze and synthesize relevant scientific literature and apply results to improve nurse anesthesia practice and patient care outcomes in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, the public, and other health professionals
  • Demonstrate leadership skills to meet the challenges of increasingly complex health care and educational environments impacting nurse anesthetists
  • Develop effective strategies for managing ethical dilemmas inherent in anesthesia patient care and the workplace
  • Employ teaching and learning principles for the nurse anesthetist in educating and counseling individuals, families, students in training, and groups
  • Demonstrate nurse anesthesia scholarship through presentations, publications, leadership activities, and collaboration with other disciplines
  • Utilize technology and information systems to analyze, manage, and present data

Students will demonstrate achievement of these objectives through the following outcome measures:

  • Successful completion of all requisite coursework with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of a nurse anesthesia capstone project that can include submission of a paper for publication to a professional journal or poster for presentation at a professional conference
  • Successful completion of a clinical portfolio
  • Participation in leadership, education, and management activities in a health care system, academic institution, or professional association
 Dr. Wright in the Center for Research in Human Simulation