Application period for summer 2018 opens June 1
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2017) — Northern Kentucky University has launched a Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP).
The program was developed by Dr. William Terry Ray, former director of the University of Cincinnati Nurse Anesthesia Major. Ray will direct the program and the first cohort of students will begin taking classes on May 8. Applications for the next cohort, beginning summer 2018, will be accepted from June 1 to Aug. 31.
NAP is a 36-month (106 semester hours) curriculum culminating in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nurse anesthesia specialization with a population focus of the family/individual across a lifespan.
Graduates will be eligible for the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) National Certification Exam (NCE) and to assume the role of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
NKU’s program will also partner with regional healthcare providers such as St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Good Samaritan Hospital, Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and others for clinical practice.