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 degree in Nurse Anesthesia. The Master of Science Program is a cooperative program between the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Graduates are prepared to practice in a wide variety of settings and to utilize diverse methods of administering a safe anesthetic.