Now Open: Enrollment for 2022 Nurse Anesthesia Programs

Save 85% of tuition costs with the Nurse Faculty Loan Program

It’s a new year, with new opportunities for career growth! MTSA is now accepting applications for a wide range of nurse anesthesia programs to help you excel as a CRNA. Visit for details.

Nurse Educator Certificate Program

MTSA’s Nurse Educator Certificate Program is a 12-month course of study that prepares students to function in the Nurse Educator role. Students learn about the theoretical foundations of nursing education, how to assess educational needs, various evidence-based teaching and assessment strategies, curriculum design and development, and program evaluation. Application deadline: June 1.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Admitted students in the Nurse Educator Certificate Program may be eligible for HRSA Faculty Nurse Loan program (FNLP) with a four-year nurse educator employment commitment post-graduation which provides 85% loan forgiveness when this educator employment is completed. Students interested in the FNLP should contact the Grant Director, Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, at for eligibility screening.

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)

MTSA offers the DNAP Practice Doctorate to registered nurses who have met each of the application requirements for admission. The DNAP Practice Doctorate is a full-time course of study for 36 consecutive months. Application deadline: May 31.

The DNAP Completion program is specifically designed with the working CRNA in mind and in an online format. All students accepted into the program must be currently licensed CRNAs. The program can be completed over two years. Application deadline: June 1.

Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship

From medical management approaches, such as multimodal therapies and opioid sparing strategies, to advanced interventional techniques, including continuous catheter utilization, CRNAs acquire the knowledge to treat patients with confidence and skill at MTSA’s Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship. Application deadline: June 1.

MTSA offers dual enrollment in the DNAP Completion program along with the ASPM Fellowship or the Nurse Educator Certificate Program, allowing students to complete two academic tracks at once!

Regional Cadaveric Workshops

Registration is now open for MTSA’s 2022 Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshops for CRNAs. These are hands-on training courses utilizing cadavers and “live” scanning models, state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, and a comprehensive approach to regional anesthesia techniques for surgery and acute pain management. Space is limited, so register today!

2022 Workshop Schedule:

March 20 — Basic Course [SOLD OUT]
July 24 — Advanced Course
October 2 — Basic Course
November 13 — Advanced Course

For more information, contact Bill Johnson at (615) 732-7846 or

Advanced Physiologic Foundations Class

Taught by Brett Clay, DNAP, CRNA, this course discusses advanced human physiologic concepts at the system, organ, cellular, and subcellular levels, with the overall goal to enhance the learner’s foundation for nursing practice. This year, a new summer course is available: May 2 – Aug. 11. Application deadline: March 31.

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