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The curriculum is designed to award a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice to graduate students who successfully complete graduation requirements.  The curriculum is designed to focus on the full scope of nurse anesthesia practice including:

  • Course(s): Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Basic and Advanced Principles in Nurse Anesthesia, and Advanced Health Assessment (See Glossary “Advanced Health Assessment”)

Program Progression

 The DNAP Program is a continuous course of study, 36-month “block” program. Students may progress toward the DNAP degree when they have:

  • Completed all scheduled DNAP program courses, thus far, with a grade of 3.00 (“B”) or better on a 4.00 grade point scale.

  • Completed all scheduled clinical practicum courses, thus far, with a grade of “Pass”.

For more information, please contact


Dr. Karen Haddock, DNAP, CRNA
DNAP Program Director

Erik Cancel

Dr. Erik Cancel, DNAP, CRNA
DNAP Program Associate Director

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Effective January 31, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 31, 2024. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.