Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Jefferson’s fully accredited Entry Level Nurse Anesthesia program prepares nurses to provide anesthesia care during surgical and obstetrical procedures, and to provide pain relief in hospitals of all sizes.

Students in this 36-month, nine-semester program take 92 credits.  Its full-time curriculum integrates didactic coursework with over 2,000 hours of clinical practice hours, ensuring that students will administer more than 600 anesthetics to patients undergoing a wide variety of surgical and/or diagnostic procedures.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice doctorate designed to prepare professional nurses for scholarly practice as clinical and health systems experts who will lead and inspire health care improvement and reform.

  • Focuses on leadership, systems thinking, reflective practice, health policy, implementation science and evidenced-based clinical practice
  • Includes three practica that comprise the doctoral practice inquiry project and provide the opportunity for application of knowledge gained in all the courses.

Fast Facts

  • Accreditation status: Continued Accreditation 2019
  • Specific academic program covered by the accreditation status:
    •  Doctor of Nursing Practice (Entry Level)
    • Master of Science in Nursing (Entry Level)
  • Name, address, and telephone number of the Council:
    Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    222 South Prospect Ave.,
    Park Ridge, IL  60068-4001
    Phone:  847-655-1168
    Fax:  847-692-7137
  • Attrition for the most recent graduating class: 3.9%
  • Employment of graduates within six months of graduation: 100%
  • Certification examination pass rate for first time takers: MSN 2017 84% pass rate

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