Anesthesia program approved

Megan Sluhocki

The Office of Higher Education approved the nurse anesthesia program on Monday, March 31, beginning the week of May 17. The program will offer two options of a full-time, three-year, post-baccalaureate DNP for nurses with experience in critical care, as well as a part-time, 24-month certification for registered nurse anesthetists with a master’s degree. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs first approved this nurse anesthesia program in February. A January open house attracted 53 applicants to the program along with information sessions at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital and Quinnipiac’s Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.