Jun 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Nurse Anesthesia Practice- (D.N.A.P.)


Program Overview


The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) post baccalaureate program will prepare registered nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who will have the educational background and skills necessary to provide anesthesia care that is founded in innovative evidence-based practice and use of advanced technologies. Furthermore, graduates of the program will be able to assume leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings and improve healthcare delivery. Learn more at usd.edu/nursing.

DELIVERY: Sioux Falls, SD

New approved program by SDBOR starting spring 2023.

Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice (D.N.A.P.): Total 84 credit hours


  • CRNA 713 - Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesiology Practice 2 cr
  • CRNA 715 - Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthesiology Practice 3 cr
  • CRNA 716 - Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesiology Practice 4 cr
  • CRNA 843 - Advanced Anatomy/Physiology for Nurse Anesthesiology 4 cr
  • CRNA 844 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesiology I 3 cr
  • CRNA 846 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesiology II 3 cr
  • CRNA 852 - Coexisting Pathologies and Anesthesia Implications 4 cr
  • CRNA 854 - Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesiology I 3 cr
  • CRNA 856 - Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesiology II 3 cr
  • CRNA 857 - Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesiology III 3 cr
  • CRNA 877 - Seminar I Business of Anesthesia 1 cr
  • CRNA 878 - Seminar II Clinical Topic Synthesis 2 cr
  • CRNA 881 - Clinical Residency I 3 cr
  • CRNA 882 - Clinical Residency II 4 cr
  • CRNA 883 - Clinical Residency III 4 cr
  • CRNA 884 - Clinical Residency IV 4 cr
  • CRNA 885 - Clinical Residency V 4 cr
  • BADM 761 - Leadership Development 3 cr
  • NURS 773 - Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods 3 cr
  • NURS 811 - Scientific Underpinnings and Evidence-Based Practice 3 cr
  • NURS 812 - Leadership Development in Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 3 cr
  • NURS 813 - Scholarly Writing and Communication 1 cr
  • NURS 814 - Scholarly Writing for DNP Project 1-2 cr (1 cr hr rquired)
  • NURS 841 - Applied Evidence-Based Practice and Population Health Concepts 3 cr
  • NURS 861 - Leadership Development in Quality Improvement in Nursing for Health Systems 3 cr
  • NURS 862 - Leadership Development in Information Systems/Technology for Patient Care Improvement 3 cr
  • NURS 863 - Leadership Development in Healthcare Business 3 cr
  • NURS 880 - DNP Project (C) 1-8 cr (4 cr hrs rquired)

Note:


The Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Program (DNAP) at the University of South Dakota is pursuing initial accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068; (847) 655-1160, URL (http://COACRNA.org). The DNAP program is undertaking capability review and is planning for an accreditation decision in October 2022. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted. “Students cannot matriculate or be enrolled in the program until initial accreditation is granted.”

On August 11,2021, the South Dakota Board of Nursing approved the University of South Dakota request for prerequisite status of the program. The program will be returning to the South Dakota Board of Nursing at least five calendar months before the expected opening of the program to request interim status.

Application Requirements


  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Admission test scores*
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. For specific program requirements and submission deadline, visit: catalog.usd.edu.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

Questions?


Department of Nursing
605-658-5600 | nursing@usd.edu | usd.edu/nursing

Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6200 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad