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The Graduate School

Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

93 % First Time NCE pass rate

Class averages:

  • 969 total cases
  • 2816 clinical hours
  • 32 spinals
  • 58 epidurals
  • 86 peripheral nerve blocks
  • 61 arterial line insertions
  • 11 central line insertions
  • 11 fiberoptic intubations
  • 56 glidescope intubations

New Application Deadline:  September 1, 2015

Program Mission

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

The missions 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). http://home.coa.us.com/accredited-programs/Pages/default.aspx

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

Contact
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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