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This program was created for Registered Nurses who wish to continue their education to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) and earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The program curriculum is predominately delivered on campus, with some upper-level doctoral content presented online. CRNAs are graduate-level advanced practice nurses who manage patients' anesthesia care in every type of setting where anesthesia services are delivered. They collaborate with other healthcare professionals in virtually every area of healthcare.

Successful students will be awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree upon program completion and will be recommended to take the National Certification Exam for Nurse Anesthetists, a requirement for entry to practice as a CRNA. Doctoral education for entry to nurse anesthesia practice will be required for all nurse anesthetists by 2025; all accredited nurse anesthesia programs in the U.S. will transition to doctoral level education over the next ten years.

Doctoral-level nurse anesthesia programs are designed to provide the education for graduates to be prepared with the skills and practice to keep up with expectations of the profession. We train students with simulation and preceptor training, and our alumni have gone on to do great things.

When you complete your DNP at Rosalind Franklin University, you become part of a program that is known across the country for its success. If you're ready to be at the forefront of your field, it's time to earn your DNP at RFU.