The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia offers a twenty-seven month program in nurse anesthesia. It is operated by seven members: Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center, North Memorial Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis; and United Hospitals and HealthEast in St. Paul. HealthEast hospitals, used by the School, include Woodwinds, St. John’s, and St. Joesph’s. Clinical experience is provided in the member hospitals on a rotating basis. Each student will rotate to five of the nine facilities during the program. Students also receive experience in a pediatric facility and in a rural hospital.
Graduates earn their Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia. The Master of Science in Nursing Program with Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is a cooperative program between the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia and Metropolitan State University. Graduates are prepared to practice in a wide variety of settings and to utilize diverse methods of administering a safe anesthetic.
The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in May, 2020. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in January, 2021. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the school by mail: 6715 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55426, by phone/fax: 952-925-5222/952-925-6004, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia (MSA) has been approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) to affiliate with Metropolitan State University as the degree granting institution for the nurse anesthesia cohort starting in Fall 2019 as well as all remaining master’s cohorts and doctoral cohorts matriculating after 2019.
Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Metropolitan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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