What will I learn?

The nurse anesthesia DNP specialization prepares registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees to provide individualized anesthetic patient care for surgical diagnostic, therapeutic or pain management procedures. Nurse anesthetist practices are based on both institutional and state policies, but are usually in collaboration with physicians. Nurse anesthetists are well respected and often work autonomously, especially in rural areas where they may be the sole anesthesia providers.

The nurse anesthesia DNP specialization offers courses and clinical experiences that meet or exceed the standards of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Program (COA).

Within the specialization, students learn to provide anesthetic care in diverse settings, including both rural and urban settings. Following graduation, students are eligible to take the National Certification Examination offered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. The nurse anesthesia DNP specialization is offered full-time over nine semesters (36 months) on the Edwardsville campus.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (9 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$15,291.00 per year
Based on 9 credits/semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

16 December 2020


School of Nursing

Alumni Hall, Room 2117,



62026, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must complete the bachelor's degree or master’s degree.

For international students

Admission to the SIUE Graduate School requires that an applicant hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.


IELTS: 6.5

PTE: 53

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About this uni

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a nationally recognized, public institution offering students high-quality education programs

  • Huge investment in campus facilities
  • Stunning campus setting overlooking Mississippi River
  • One of America’s safest campuses
  • Diverse and welcoming student body