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Welcome Future Pirate Nurse Anesthetists!

 

*In Memoriam to Major Jan Cannon, CRNA...please read*


About the Nurse Anesthesia Program

Anesthesia Spotlight: Dr. Maura McAuliffe with future Pirate nurse anesthetist

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The nurse anesthesia program is a 28-month course of study designed to prepare professional nurses as practitioners of nurse anesthesia eligible for national certification. Applications to the program are accepted throughout the year for consideration by the Nurse Anesthesia Admissions Committee each Spring and Summer. Each new class will begin in January.


 

Our Mission

The mission of the nurse anesthesia program is to provide the students a clinical and didactic curriculum which enables them to meet graduation requirements of this program and to take the National Certification Exam so they can practice as CRNAs.

Anesthesia OR Curricular Integration


Our Philosophy

The Nurse Anesthesia Program subscribes to:
Additionally, in meeting our mission the nurse anesthesia program accepts the following beliefs:
Although many human responses may be generalized and are predictable, all humans are unique and constantly interact with the environment in efforts to achieve a balance between their own unique needs and those of society. Adaptation is a process of seeking a maximum level of human functioning. Nurse anesthetists assist patient's physical and psychosocial adaptation to the anesthesia environment.
Society is comprised of individuals, families, groups, and communities that possess dynamic structure, values, and beliefs which influence individual and group behavior.
Health is influenced by developmental stages, by social and cultural factors, by previous experiences and self-expectations, and by personal choices about lifestyle and values. We believe access to health care is a human right.
Nursing involves caring for and about people. The goal of nursing is to assist individuals, families, groups, and communities to promote, attain, and maintain health or assure peaceful death through collaboration among clients, professional nurses, and other health care providers. Nurses are accountable to the clients they serve and are responsible for advancing nursing knowledge, critical thinking, theory, research, and lifelong inquiry.
Learning is a lifelong process evidenced by growth and sustained change in behavior. Learners vary in their past experiences, learning patterns, cognitive structures, motivation, interests, and life goals. Learning is facilitated by the learner's active participation in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of their own learning experiences. Faculty in the nurse anesthesia program is dedicated to the educational development of nurses in the specialty of nurse anesthesia.
We believe that graduate education challenges students to think creatively in order to develop visionary alternatives appropriate to health care.
Spotlights
Curricular Integration Spotlight

Curricular Integration
Learn about our state-of-the-art Simulation Center

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Governor Beverly Purdue visits ECU CON Nurse Anesthesia program

Governor Perdue's Visit
Governor Beverly Perdue's visit to our Anesthesia program

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Statistics

Since its inception in 2003, the ECU nurse anesthesia program has an overall 94.5% graduation rate, as well as a 93% first-time pass rate on the National Certification Exam (NCE).


Class of 2016:
100% graduation rate (12/12 students)
100% first-time NCE pass rate (12/12)
100% employed as Nurse Anesthetists within 6 months (12/12)

Class of 2015:
100% graduation rate (12/12 students)
83.3% first-time NCE pass rate (10/12)
100% employed as Nurse Anesthetists within 6 months (12/12)

Class of 2014:
91% graduation rate (10/11 students)
100% first-time NCE pass rate (10/10)
100% employed as Nurse Anesthetists within 6 months (10/10)

Class of 2013:
83% graduation rate (10/12)
100% first-time NCE pass rate (10/10)
100% employed as Nurse Anesthetists within 6 months (10/10)

Class of 2012:
100% graduation rate (12/12)
100% first-time NCE pass rate (12/12)
100% employed as Nurse Anesthetists within 6 months (12/12)


Congratulations CRNA Pirates!
Accredidation

The ECU nurse anesthesia program was developed in 2003. In October 2006 the program received a 10-year accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs(COA).


Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 692-7050

The Council on Accreditation is a specialized accrediting body recognized by both the United States Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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