MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University College of Nursing is pleased to announce that its newly developed Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program has received initial full accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. With this important designation, Marquette becomes the first academic institution in southeastern Wisconsin to offer a nurse anesthesia educational program culminating with a doctoral degree. The program will admit its first student cohort in August 2018 and will admit a new cohort annually every Fall semester. Applications for this year’s cohort will remain open until Feb. 1.
This nurse anesthesia educational program is designed to bring together the nursing education and research expertise of Marquette University with the clinical and educational thought leadership of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Students will engage local and national experts within the field of anesthesiology to enhance their educational experience while at Marquette. Froedtert & MCW Hospital will be a primary teaching site for the program’s students, in addition to other clinical sites around the Milwaukee area that will provide the best learning environments for the students.
“We are seeing a growing demand for nurse anesthetists locally as well as across the nation and this program will address this critical need in the healthcare industry,” said Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci, dean of Marquette’s College of Nursing. “Marquette’s students will be prepared through rigorous curriculum and clinical experiences as expert clinicians for every setting in which anesthesia is delivered to patients.”
Additional information is available online.