Join us for a social event featuring Dr. Michael O’Donnell!!!!!

We are very excited to announce a reception to honor Mike O’Donnell immediately after the seminar at Punch Bowl Social – no he’s not retiring yet! We thought it would be a great opportunity to chat with MOD and catch up with anesthesia classmates. Appetizers will be provided with a cash bar. Please join us for Mix and Mingle with MOD – M and M with MOD!

The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia offers a thirty-nine 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 and St. John’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 Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia. The Doctor of Nursing Practice with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia 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 has been approved by the COA to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree. The first DNP cohort will matriculate in January, 2021. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the school by mail: 1000 County Road E West, Suite 230, Shoreview, MN 55126 by phone/fax: 952-925-5222/952-925-6004, or by email:

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. The final MSN cohort will matriculate in Fall, 2021.

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.

The DNP program is approved as an APRN preparation program by the:

Minnesota Board of Nursing
1210 Northland Drive Suite 120
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Phone: 612-317-3000
Fax: 651-688-1841

  • Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, 1000 County Rd. E West, #230, Shoreview, MN 55126
    Phone: 952-925-5222 | Fax: 952-925-6004