CURRICULUM

Students work in a clinical lab.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia track is 36 months and 73 credits.

The first year of study consists of primarily didactic content to prepare the student for integration into the clinical area. Subsequently, the didactic and clinical portions are integrated.

The student will gain clinical experience through rotations at multiple clinical sites, and will progress from simple to complex cases, completing more than 2,000 hours of clinical experience and no less than 650 cases during the course of the track. 

The student to faculty ratio never exceeds 2:1, and a certified registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist supervises students in the clinical setting. 

An “on call” experience is included beginning in the Spring semester of the second year to gain experience with anesthesia for emergency surgeries and procedures. Other specialty rotations include pediatrics, obstetrics, cardiac, and regional anesthesia. 

Each didactic and clinical course has a set of corresponding objectives that both faculty and students utilize to guide the learning outcomes in the nurse anesthesia curriculum.

 

 

 

VILLANOVA NURSING

Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate Nursing Program
Lesley A. Perry, PhD, RN
lesley.perry@villanova.edu
610-519-4907

Assistant Director, Graduate Program
Kelly Sheaffer
nursing.graduate@villanova.edu
610-519-4934 

CROZER-CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER

Program Director
Jodie Szlachta, PhD, RN, CRNA
jodie.szlachta@crozer.org
610-938-6764

Associate Program Director
Matthew McCoy DNP, CRNA
matt.mccoy@crozer.org
610-938-6763

Director of DNP Projects and Nurse Anesthesia Simulation
Carlene McLaughlin, PhD, MSN, CRNA
carlene.mclaughlin@crozer.org
610-938-6761

Faculty
Alice Jurski, EdD, APN-A, CRNA
alice.jurski@crozer.org
610-938-6766

Program Manager
Denise Lamb, SPHR, SCP
denise.lamb@crozer.org
610-938-6765