The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia offers a thirty-nine month program in Nurse Anesthesia. It is operated by a Board of Directors and includes clinical activities at several major Twin Cities hospitals and other facilities outside the immediate Metro area. Each student will rotate to five or six clinical sites during the program. Students also receive experience in pediatric facilities and in a rural hospitals.

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 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 current MSN and DNP cohorts. 

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