About the Nurse Anesthesia Program
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.
The Nurse Anesthesia Program subscribes to:
- the mission, vision, and values of the ECU College of Nursing, and
- the college's master's of science program objectives
Additionally, in meeting our mission the nurse anesthesia program accepts the following beliefs:
- Society is comprised of individuals, families, groups, and communities that possess dynamic structure, values, and beliefs which influence individual and group behavior.
- Health refers to an individual's level of mental and physical functioning on a wellness-illness continuum, not merely the absence of disease.
- Nursing, as a discipline and a practice profession, is at once an art and a science concerned with human response to illness or potential health problems.
- Learning is a dynamic internal process through which individuals develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes.
- Graduates of the master's program are clinical scholars who integrate the science and art of nursing as well as articulate nursing's unique contribution in a dynamic health care environment.
Governor Perdue's Visit
Governor Beverly Perdue's visit to our Anesthesia program