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Doctor of Nursing Program Quinnipiac University

  • Hamden, CT
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 92%8%
    student ratio
  • 120
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition

Overview

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia Program at Quinnipiac University

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) in Nurse Anesthesia degree program at Quinnipiac University prepares professionals for careers and leadership as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in a program with a strong clinical focus, collaborative base, and access to Quinnipiac's outstanding facilities.

Approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), the DNP in Nurse Anesthesia degree program offers both post-baccalaureate and post-master's options.

D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia: Post-baccalaureate Option

The post-baccalaureate D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia degree program is a full-time, 3-year program for registered nurses with critical care experience. The program's curriculum consists of 16 core, 13 specialty, and 7 clinical courses.

Course topics include advanced physiology and pathophysiology, anatomy with cadaver lab, advanced health assessment, and advanced pharmacology. Additional coursework covers basic and advanced principles of anesthesia, physics and advanced chemistry for anesthetic practice, patient safety, and ethics.

Professional aspects of nurse anesthesia, biostatistics, clinical scholarship, health care leadership, epidemiology, and evidence-based practice are also part of the curriculum.

Post-baccalaureate D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia Degree Program: Admissions Criteria

Admissions criteria for the post-baccalaureate D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia degree program include a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing or appropriate science (such as pharmacology, health sciences, chemistry, or biology) from a regionally-accredited college or university.

Registration as a professional nurse (R.N. or A.P.R.N.) in the United States (or its territories or protectorates) and a license in the state of Connecticut are also requirements. Additional criteria include a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and at least a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate science courses. Prerequisite courses include anatomy, physiology, chemistry (general/inorganic and organic), statistics, and microbiology.

D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia Degree Program: Post-master's Option

The post-master's D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia degree program is a 2-year, part-time program for practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).

The program provides additional skills including enhanced clinical experience, epidemiology and evidence based practice, human factors, patient safety, and quality improvement analysis. Its curriculum consists of a graduate nursing core, an advanced practice nursing core, and specialty content. It contains coursework in biostatistics, clinical scholarship, epidemiology, ethics, evidence-based practice, health care leadership, health policy, human factors and patient safety, and portfolio synthesis.

Post-master's D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia Degree Program: Admissions Criteria

Admissions criteria for the post-master's D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia program include a master's degree in nursing or appropriate science (such as nurse anesthesia, pharmacology, health sciences, chemistry, or biology) from a regionally-accredited college or university.

Registration as a professional nurse (RN or APRN) in the United States (or its territories and protectorates) and a license in the state of Connecticut (an A.P.R.N. license is required for CRNAs) are also requirements. Additional criteria include a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate-level science courses.

Prerequisite courses taken at the graduate level in a nurse anesthesia program include anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, statistics, and research and pharmacology. A physical assessment course is also completed either at the master's level or during the doctoral degree program.

Clinical Education

Students receive training in regional anesthesia and ultrasound-guided procedures in simulation and cadaver labs before working with patients in clinical settings.

Students in the post-baccalaureate program complete clinical rotations at hospitals, community health centers, private primary care offices, specialty offices, and college health settings.

Students in the post-master's degree program complete specific clinical projects at their places of employment.

Accomplished Nursing Faculty

Nursing faculty members at Quinnipiac University are accomplished practitioners, outstanding teachers, and skilled researchers. They welcome diversity of cultures, ideas, and persons, and support students in advancing their nursing education and careers.

Cynthia Barrere, Ph.D., RN, CNS, AHN-BC, professor of nursing and director of faculty development, is also a board-certified advanced holistic nurse who has published more than 20 articles and book chapters. Her research examines methods to integrate traditional nursing interventions with holistic nursing practices to improve patient outcomes.

Mary Helming, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, is also a professor of nursing and certified advanced holistic nurse. She has worked in employee and student health, family practice, internal medicine, and urgent care, and she has published several articles and book chapters.

Quinnipiac University--Creating Leaders in Academia and the Community

Established in 1929, Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located in Hamden, Connecticut, in the northeastern region of the United States. It offers nearly 60 undergraduate majors and more than 20 graduate programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and 7 schools: business and engineering, communications, education, health sciences, law, medicine, and nursing.


Location & Contact

Doctor of Nursing Program

Quinnipiac University

275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518-1940
United States

Dr. Lynn Price

Program Director

Email: lynn.price@quinnipiac.edu

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 800-462-1944
Fax: 203-582-3443
Email: graduate@quinnipiac.edu

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Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 50
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

80% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 73
    • Accepted 59
    • Acceptance Rate 80
    • Enrolled 48
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $45
    • Application Fee - International $45
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st April 30th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesRN license, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 575 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$666.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJune 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students120
    • Female Percentage92%
    • Male Percentage8%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students120
    • Part-time Percentage63%
    • Full-time Percentage37%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian73%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown8%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty19
    • Full-time Percentage74%
    • Part-time Percentage26%
    • Female Percentage84%
    • Male Percentage16%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchDecreasing social isolation of older adults, high fidelity simulation as a teaching method, teaching end of life care to nursing students, nurses with disabilities and practice roles, improving depression care of older home care patients, determining hip labral tears with new physical examination technique
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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