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School of Medicine Columbia


Through course work, simulation training and clinical rotations with our 24 regional partners, our students will get both the education and field training they need to become successful practitioners and professionals.


The graduate program in nurse anesthesia (DNAP) is a 36-month program (nine semesters) that allows our students to take their first two semesters completely online. Beginning with your first Spring Semester our in-person courses will provide you with the knowledge needed to succeed at our simulation training centers in-house and during your clinical rotations.

Summer I  

Course Description Credit Hours
NURS 717 Statistics 3
NURS 790 Research Methods 3
NURS 707 Advanced Pathology
ASNR 700 Intro NA Practice 2
Total   11

 *All courses online

Fall I

Course Description Credit Hours
ASNR 720 Advanced Health Assessment 3
ASNR 702 DNAP Professional Roles 3
ASNR 724 Leadership in DNAP Practice
ASNR 795 Phys/Chem Concepts in NA 3
Total   12

 *All courses online

Spring I

Course Description Credit Hours
PHPH 701 Physiology 6
ASNR 761 Basic Principles I 4
ASNR 752 Health Systems*
ASNR 704 Doctoral Student Development* 3
Total   16

*On-campus; NURS online

Summer II

Course Description  
ASNR 824 Evidence Based Decisions 3
ASNR 754 Health System Informatics 3
ASNR 762 Basic Principles II  4
ASNR 771 Intro to NA Practicum 1
Total   11

 *On-campus; NURS online

Fall II  

Course Description  
PHPH 705 Pharmacology 6
ASNR 763 Advanced Anesthesia Principles 4
ASNR 773 Clinical Practicum I 2
ASNR 750* Policy/Ethics/Law 3
Total   15

*On-campus; ASNR 750 online

Spring II 
Course Description  
ASNR 798 Application of Biomed Concepts 3
ASNR 797 Professional Role of the DNAP I 3
ASNR 775 Clinical Practicum II 6
ASNR 772 Seminar I 2
Total   14

*On-campus; ASNR 797 and ASNR 798 online

Summer III

Course Description  
ASNR 896 Professional Role of DNAP II 3
ASNR 777 Clinical Practicum III 6
ASNR 897 DNAP Project I 2
Total   11

 *On-campus; ASNR 897 online

Fall III

Course Description  
ASNR 760 Clinical Topics in NA I 2
ASNR 898 DNAP Project II 1
ASNR 779 Clinical Practicum IV 6
ASNR 801 Specialty Focus Simulation I 1
Total   10

*On-campus; ASNR 760 online

Spring III

Course Description

ASNR 860 Clinical Topics in NA II 2
ASNR 800 Integration of Concepts in NA 2
ASNR 872 Seminar II 2
ASNR 781 Clinical Practicum V 6
ASNR 802 Specialty Focus in NA II 1
ASNR 898 DNAP Project II 1
Total   14

*On-campus; ASNR 860 and ASNR 800 online

Simulation Training

We have access to state-of-the-art simulation training centers at Prisma Health and the School of Medicine that will dynamically illustrate the anesthesia processes and procedures. This interactive system teaches you both psychomotor skills and crisis resource management.

Simulations are an incredibly valuable teaching tool because certain patient situations are uncommon and it's very difficult to gain the experience you need to manage those problems. The simulators will help you practice for those unusual events and help you achieve the best possible outcome when you're faced with them in real life.

Clinical Rotations

During your time in the Program, you will have the opportunity to complete five clinical practicum rotations with any one or number of our clinical partners.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.