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Nurse Anesthesia

The Department of Nurse Anesthesia is comprised of faculty whose primary expertise is in the theory and practice of anesthesia care delivery. Currently this department houses the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthesia Program which accepts BSN-prepared registered nurses with critical care experience in the art and science of anesthesia administration. This educational pathway has a strong didactic component integrated with cutting edge simulation and clinical experiences.  Students manage patients of all ages for a wide range of procedures across the acuity spectrum. Clinical education experiences are provided in a variety of health care facilities in and around the local area and also some outside the area/state. Each facility provides state-of-the art care that prepares our student with a superior education. 

Additionally, faculty in the Department mentor BSN and PhD students and provide consultation to other degree tracks within the School and University. The Department of Nurse Anesthesia is planning additional educational offerings including Sedation Management for RNs, an undergraduate honors course and an entry level DNP program for BSN graduates. 


Chair John M. O’Donnell, DrPH,
Vice Chair for Administration Michael Neft, DNP, MHA, CRNA,
Department Administrator Cynthia McClellan, BS     412-624-4860

3500 Victoria Street
360A Victoria Building
Phone:  412-624-4860
fax: 412-624-1508