Dual Enrollment for DNAP Completion & ASPM Fellowship -- For CRNAs only

Dual Enrollment Now Available for DNAP Completion and Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship Students

NEW! Complete your DNAP degree and ASPM Fellowship in two years. Receive a 25 % Discount applied to both programs (DNAP and ASPM Fellowship) if dual enrolled.  Application Deadline: May 1, 2023.

Attain the highest qualifications possible in both your acute pain clinical practice and academic credentials with a path that brings both together – MTSA’s Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice, and the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship.

CLICK HERE to begin the application process (via NursingCAS)»

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)»

DUAL Application Cycle and Deadline

Application Cycle   Application Deadline   Semester Start Date
December 1-May 1   May 1, 2023    September 5, 2023

Application period open December 1-May 1

For more information and to schedule a school visit (optional)

Call MTSA for information at 888-353-6872. Our offices are open Monday through Thursday, 8am – 6pm CST. You many also email Bill Johnson at bill.johnson@mtsa.edu for more information or to make an appointment to visit the school.



Why the dual enrollment option?

Dual enrollment allows the student to accomplish both programs (DNAP completion and ASPM Fellowship) concurrently in two years.  With dual enrollment, the CRNA can focus their didactic assignments within the field of Acute Surgical Pain Management.  The ASPM Fellowship enhances the regional anesthesia skill set for the experienced CRNA, and the DNAP completion program challenges the CRNA to expand their knowledge base in a variety of Nurse Anesthesia concepts.

What will it cost?

Regular cost for the DNAP completion is $30,000.  Regular cost for the ASPM Fellowship is $15,000.  A 25 percent discount is offered for the completion of both programs which makes a total investment of $33,750.  There is an additional $3,500 clinical fee.

Are there any financial funding options available for the Dual or DNAP Completion?

MTSA was awarded the HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program grant for the Academic year of 2021-2022 that provides up to 85% loan forgiveness to DNAP-C, Dual, and Education track students who continue employment as a clinical or academic educator for a period of 4 years after graduation. Additional private loads are available and VA benefits can be applied to the cost of tuition. MTSA’s Director of Financial Aide, Jennifer Speer, can address any funding options available by contacting her at: Jennifer.Speer@mtsa.edu.

What will I get for my financial investment?

Each student who successfully finishes the DNAP completion program will be conferred a Doctor of Anesthesia Practice degree.  Each student that successfully completes the ASPM Fellowship will receive an ASPM Fellowship certificate of completion.  Additionally, through the ASPM Fellowship each student will have opportunity to participate at no additional cost in up to three cadaveric workshops, and earn up to 24 class “A” continuing education credits.

Do I still have to produce a scholarly project?

Yes, each DNAP completion student must complete and present a scholarly project.  Dual enrolled students will focus their project on ASPM.  Faculty experts in ASPM from around the world provide content support to ASPM Fellows’ scholarly projects.

What is the campus onsite requirement?

The onsite requirement is two extended weekends attending cadaver workshops, and two weeks minimal in doing clinical rotations at MTSA ASPMF sites during the second year and upon entry into the Fellowship portion of the program.