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The Graduate School

Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program

NA Graduating Class 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015

95 % First Time NCE pass rate
918 Total cases (does not include regional anesthesia)
2760 Clinical Hours
32 Spinals
56 Epidurals
96 Peripheral Nerve Blocks
11 Central Line Placements
58 A-line Placements
40 Video Laryngoscopies (i.e. Glidescope)

Application Deadline:  September 1, 2016

Program Mission

The nurse anesthesia program is a collaborative effort between Otterbein University and Grant Medical Center.

The mission of Otterbein University and Grant Medical Center provide a framework that prepares and develops  knowledgeable, caring and compassionate nurse anesthetists who are committed to excellence in health care, preserving the dignity and rights of patients, and advancing the specialty practice of anesthesia nursing.

The Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program is Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, (222 South Prospect, Park Ridge, IL 60068, 1-847-692-7050).  The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for November 3rd and 4th, 2015.

Program Objectives

The overall objectives of the nurse anesthesia major are to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies in basic science, perianesthetic management, patient safety, critical thinking, and communication to fulfill their professional responsibilities as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.

In addition to meeting the objectives of the Master of Science in Nursing graduate program, graduates of the nurse anesthesia program will be able to:

  • Integrate patient safety principles into all phases of anesthesia management.
  • Design, administer, and manage patient-specific anesthesia care for individuals of all ages and physical conditions under going a variety of elective and non-elective surgical and diagnostic procedures.
  • Demonstrate competency in utilizing a variety of anesthesia techniques, agents, adjunctive drugs, and equipment while providing anesthesia services.
  • Use critical thinking to anticipate and solve problems, make decisions and apply knowledge from the arts and sciences to nurse anesthesia practice.
  • Use effective written, verbal, and nonverbal skills to communicate with patients, families and other healthcare providers in the delivery of anesthesia services.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for professional actions and interact with integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Analyze information from a variety of sources and apply evidence to nurse anesthesia practice based on sound principles.

Nurse Anesthesia MSN Program

  • Admission Criteria

  • Application Procedure

  • Sample course grid

  • Faculty and staff

  • Nurse Anesthesia FAQs

  • Cost of program

  • Application Forms

  • Application deadline

/ The Graduate School

The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

Dorothy Crider MS, RN
Graduate Nursing Admissions Counselor/Recruiter
p/ 614.823.3272
e/ dcrider@otterbein.edu

Nurse Anesthesia Program

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Nurse Anesthetist Program
Students Benefit from Wide Array of Clinical Experiences in Nurse Anesthetist Program at Otterbein

Jason Edwards had a successful career as a critical care nurse and was living in a place that many people consider paradise – Hawaii. Yet he gave it all up and moved to Central Ohio’s unpredictable climate to attend the Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia graduate program at Otterbein, a collaborative effort between Otterbein and Grant Medical Center.