Nursing Anesthesia
Duration: 24 Months (2 Years)
Degree Awarded: MSc
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Faculty of Graduate Studies
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Program Description

Nurse Anesthetic degree is obtained after completion of course requirements at the advanced level of a total 50credits, in which nursing and medicine are integrated. Within the framework of the course the student has to complete an independent project (degree) 6 credits (Master Thesis), and has to complete the practical part of training.
This program is 2 years. It includes a compulsory anesthesia clinical practicum. The first year curriculum is largely devoted to advanced science courses and core courses. The clinical component begins during the first semester. During this semester, the courses focus on advanced nurse anesthesia practice, both didactic and clinical, followed by nurse anesthesia residency
component. Throughout the terms, the major is augmented by core courses in anatomy, physiology,chemistry, physics, research, and pharmacology.
The Program is designed to provide the student with continuous opportunities to relate
theoretical knowledge with clinical practice by assuming increasing responsibility for total
anesthesia patient care with tutorial guidance. The application of theoretical knowledge to
the realities of clinical practice is a dynamic process, which enhances and enriches learning,
as well as prepares the graduate to function effectively and competently as a professional. The sequential design of the Program permits the student to acquire the skills necessary to move along this continuum.
A complete listing of clinical sites is provided below. This Master of Science with a major in nurse anesthesia prepares registered nurses for specialty practice in administering anesthesia to pediatric, adult, geriatric, emergency, and obstetrical patients whose physical status categories range from healthy individuals to those with multi-system problems. Specialty practice includes assessment and pre-operative evaluative of patients, peri-operative planning, anesthetic monitoring, management and support of vital systems to ensure and maintain physiological norms and to provide optimal conditions for a variety of diagnostic and surgical procedures. Clinical education includes teaching and counseling of patients and family members during the perioperative period and other hospital personnel, including nursing to ensure patient safety and culturally sensitive care.

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