The MSN Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is for BSN-prepared registered nurses interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
The program in affiliation with Washington University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, and is a full-time, 28-month course of study. The curriculum includes academic courses, seminars incorporating high-fidelity human simulation and an anatomy course with a cadaver lab.
Students gain extensive clinical experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the adult and pediatric teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine, and at Shriners Hospital in St. Louis.
The high acuity and wide variety of patients seen at these institutions will provide students with clinical experiences unlike any other in the region.
Graduates of the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration will be prepared to take the National Certification Examination given by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) to become certified in the field.
The Nurse Anesthesia Concentration at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College was awarded the status of IFNA Accreditation in October 2014 having completed all requirements of the Anesthesia Program Approval Process established by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (Date of next review: October 2019).
The Nurse Anesthesia Concentration at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the NorthCentral Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
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- Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN, Program Director and Professor
- Brian Torres, MSN, CRNA, Assistant Program Director and Faculty
- Sarah Perez, MSN, CRNA, Faculty and Clinical Coordinator
- Robert P. Walsh, PhD, MBA, MS, CRNA, Faculty