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Nurse Anesthesia

John J. Newhouse, Ed.D., M.S. Program Director, Department of Health Services

110 Post Hall, 610- 660-1578, jnewhous@sju.edu

Joan Woods, C.R.N.A., M.S., Ed., Clinical Director, Nazareth School of Anesthesiology for Nurses, 215-335-6217, jwoods@mercyhealth.org

Program Description

The MS in Nurse Anesthesia is currently being offered in conjunction with Nazareth Hospital. It is designed for nurses who desire to study the administrative aspects of health care as well as focus on the science of anesthesiology. The core courses are taught by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists at the hospital site. Health Education and Administration courses are taught by the University faculty on the main campus. Please note that this program is in the process of being phased out during the 2012 -2013 academic year. The University and Nazareth Hospital will honor their respective academic and clinical training and educational responsibilities for all students fully matriculated as of July 1, 2012. No new applications are being accepted.

Degree Requirements

To earn the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia degree, students must satisfactorily complete fifty-one credits. Eighteen of these credits are taken at Saint Joseph’s University and thirty-three at the Hospital School.

Core Courses (offered at Nazareth Hospital)

GRA 510


(3505)

Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology in Anesthesia I

GRA 530


(3515)

Chemistry and Physics I

GRA 550


(3525)

Pharmacology I

GRA 500


(4005)

Orientation to the Study and Practice of Anesthesia

GRA 520


(4105)

Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology in Anesthesia II

GRA 540


(4155)

Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesia II and III

GRA 560


(4185)

Pharmacology II

GRA 600


(4305)

Advanced Principles of Practice

GRA 700


(4995)

Clinical Practicum

GRA 710


(4365)

Thesis Presentation

Saint Joseph’s University Courses

HSV 550

Health Services Research (HAD/HED 4025)

HAD 600


(4745)

Ethics of Health Care

HAD 554


(4655)

Health Care Law

Plus any three of the following:

HAD 552


(4605)

Health Administration

HAD 570


(4625)

Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability

HSV 551

Managed Health Care (HAD 4765)

HED 553


(4775)

Program Planning for Wellness

HED 552


(4805)

Epidemiology and Community Health

HED 554


(4845)

Curriculum Strategies for Health Educators

HED 575


(4855)

Stress and Crisis Management

HED 576


(4885)

Addictions