WVU School of Nursing to host information sessions for new DNP Nurse Anesthesia Major

Sessions August 21 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., pre-registration required

The West Virginia University School of Nursing will have two information sessions August 21 for nurses who are interested in becoming certified registered nurse anesthetists through the School's new DNP Nurse Anesthesia major.  

The School of Nursing anticipates enrolling the first cohort of students in January 2020, pending accreditation in the fall of 2019 by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

Dr. Aaron Ostrowski, Program Director, DNP Nurse Anesthesia Major, will discuss the program’s curriculum, clinical sites, admission requirements, timelines, costs, and more. Sessions are scheduled for 6:00 pm and again at 7:30 pm in RM 1905 of HSC-N.  To register, please contact Kim McCourt (304-293-1386). Please include in registration the session you wish to attend.

About the WVU School of Nursing DNP Nurse Anesthesia Major

The nurse anesthesia program will require students to take 87 credits over 3 years or 9 continuous semesters.  Students will complete more than 2,000 hours of clinical practice during the program to be eligible for graduation. The graduate will earn a DNP degree and be eligible to sit for the Certification Exam, a board exam administered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).  Candidate graduates who pass the Certification Exam become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA).