Complete Your Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Degree
MTSA offers the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree as a completion program. It is offered to licensed CRNAs in a modified online format where students are required to come to campus once per quarter for 3-4 days, then return home to complete the coursework online. ALL students accepted into the program are CRNAs where most of the faculty are CRNAs too. The program can be completed in as early as one-year of full-time study or part-time over two years. MTSA’s DNAP program is differentiated from other DNP programs because it is designed for the CRNA specifically.
MTSA's Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree is a professional practice degree in nurse anesthesia, and the related scholarship focuses on utilization of research findings for evidence-based clinical practice, education, and/or administration/business management related to nurse anesthesia, and the DNAP curriculum is designed accordingly. In addition to requisite foundational courses, completion of a capstone project, which is the seminal scholarly work associated with the degree, is required. MTSA faculty mentor each DNAP student to complete a capstone project that focuses on utilization of research findings to augment evidence-based nurse anesthesia clinical practice, nurse anesthesia education, and/or administration/business management related to nurse anaesthesia.
Completion of a master's degree with a focus in nurse anesthesia is a prerequisite for acceptance into MTSA's professional practice doctoral program that grants the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree.