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Curriculum

Our department's open-door policy means our dedicated faculty is always ready to give you personal attention, help you through a difficult topic or talk about your career. 

Simulation Training

We work with Palmetto Health Richland and Greenville Hospital System to give you access to simulation training that will dynamically illustrate the anesthesia processes and procedures. This interactive system teaches you both psychomotor skills and crisis resource management.

Simulations are an incredibly valuable teaching tool because certain patient situations are uncommon and it's very difficult to gain the experience you need to manage those problems. The simulators will help you practice for those unusual events and help you achieve the best possible outcome when you're faced with them in real life. 
 

Curriculum

The Masters Degree Program in Nurse Anesthesia is a 27-month program (five semesters and two summer sessions). 

Year 1

Spring I  

Course Description Credit Hours
Physiology For Health Sciences 6
Principles and Practices of Anesthesia I*
Physical-Chemical Basis of Anesthetic Action
Health Assessment
Total   17

 

Summer I

Course Description
Clinical Practicum Continues

 

Fall I

Course Description  
Biomedical Pharmacology 6
Principles and Practices of Anesthesia II* 6
Biomedical Sciences for Nurse Anesthesia
Total   15
Year 2

Spring II

Course Description  
Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia 2
Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia
Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia
Total   11

 

Summer II  

Course Description
Clinical Practicum Continues

 

Fall II

Course Description  
Clinical Problems in Anesthesia 3
Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia
Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia
Total   11
Year 3

Spring III

Course Description  
Clinical Problems in Nurse Anesthesia II 3
Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia 2
Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia 6
Total   11

* Requires clinical component