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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track | Ursuline - Liberal Arts College in OH

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    Nursing, BSN to DNP, Nurse Anesthesia BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track

    in partnership with Somnia Nurse Anesthesia Program
    *Pending COA Approval.

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    The Ursuline College with Somnia Nurse Anesthesia Program (SNAP) curriculum is a full-time, 36-month integrated format that prepares the baccalaureate-educated nurse to become a doctorally prepared nurse anesthetist. The curriculum is designed to meet the standards of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

    Ursuline College with SNAP is seeking initial accreditation from the COA. Upon approval, the first cohort to begin the program will start January 2024. For more information regarding the COA or the accreditation process, please contact the COA at

    Download the Nurse Anesthesia Curriculum Guide.

    Ursuline College partnered with Somnia Nurse Anesthesia Program, LLC in 2022 to create and operate the Ursuline College with SNAP. This is the first corporate sponsored nurse anesthesia program in the United States. Somnia Nurse Anesthesia Program, LLC is an independent privately owned nurse anesthesia education company that provides nurse anesthesia continuing education and workshops across the country. The mission of SNAP is to prepare nurse anesthetists with advanced, specialized knowledge and skills to meet the health needs of diverse populations and to serve as health care leaders.

    Nurse anesthesia faculty will teach asynchronous and synchronous classes for this hybrid program.

    Meet Our Ursuline COLLEGE with SNAP FacultY & Leadership

    • While courses will be taught online, students will be required to be on-campus once a year throughout the three-year program for intensive skills instruction and competency assessments.
    • Like traditional nurse anesthetist programs, students will receive their clinical training in hospital settings.

    Why apply to the Ursuline College nurse anesthesia program?

    • Online classes with synchronous and asynchronous classes
    • State-of-the-art simulation immersions
    • Clinical sites throughout the United States

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    Videos: What to expect from the Ursuline with SNAP nurse anesthesia program

    Click the links below to learn more about our program and the CRNA career, directly from our faculty.

    Ready to learn more?

    Register to attend a virtual info session with SNAP faculty

    Why become a CRNA?

    The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) reports 2,400 CRNAs graduate each year, a number falling far short of the 7,600 positions needed by 2028 according to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections. As of 2022, new graduates from nurse anesthesia programs are required to have a terminal degree such as a PhD or DNP to enter into practice. This new program meets those requirements and more.

    Are you a CRNA looking for additional opportunities?

    Post Master's DNP

    Post Master's Certificates

    Optional Track: DNP AGACNP-Nurse Anesthesia

    This optional track prepares the graduate to become dual certified as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) and as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

    The curriculum is designed for graduates to practice in their full scope of practice in addition to developing leadership skills across the lifespan. The students have two options to complete this track:

    Option 1: 36-month AGACNP-Nurse Anesthesia Track with 14 additional credits and clinical hours

    Option 2: Take the 4 additional AGACNP courses after graduation

    After completing all courses in this track, the graduate will be eligible to apply for two certifications:

    • National Certification Exam (NCE) administered by the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

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