MTSA Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) Program

Purpose Statement

In keeping with the institutional mission, MTSA offers anesthesia education at both the master’s and doctoral degree levels. Students who complete the entry into practice master’s degree program receive the Master of Science (MS) degree with a focus in nurse anesthesia. Completion of a master’s degree with a focus in nurse anesthesia is a prerequisite for acceptance into MTSA’s professional practice doctoral program that grants the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree.

MTSA’s DNAP degree is a professional practice degree in nurse anesthesia, and the related scholarship focuses on utilization of research findings for evidence-based clinical practice, education, and/or administration/business management related to nurse anesthesia, and the DNAP curriculum is designed accordingly. In addition to requisite foundational courses, completion of a capstone project, which is the seminal scholarly work associated with the degree, is required. MTSA faculty mentor each DNAP student to complete a capstone project that focuses on utilization of research findings to augment evidence-based nurse anesthesia clinical practice, nurse anesthesia education, and/or administration/business management related to nurse anesthesia.

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