Program Info

UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University MSN Program

The Nurse Anesthesia option is designed to provide the professional nurse with an in-depth concentration in clinical anesthesia and prepare graduates of the program to assume the specialized role of nurse anesthetist. Students use research and collaborate to effectively contribute to the health care team's efforts to provide optimal care.

Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the examination of the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. This option is a cooperative one between Gannon University and UPMC Hamot. Students must attend full-time in this option. Professional nurses who have a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing from an accredited program are encouraged to apply for admission.

Fast Facts

  • Tuition Cost: $51,120
  • Curriculum: 28-month continuous sequence 
  • 1,000 average cases per student
  • Approximately 20 students per graduating class
  • Five clinical affiliations with established partners
  • Simulation learning opportunities at Gannon University‚Äôs Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences state of the art simulation center and the UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia simulation classroom
  • Ten-year accreditation awarded spring 2011 by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Degrees awarded: Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Anesthesia, and a Post Masters, Nurse Anesthesia Certificate for students with a prior MSN
  • Housing provided at three outside clinical location sites

Important Dates

June 15, 2020: Application deadline for course of study beginning January 2021
July 25, 2020:  Admissions interviews

NOTE: The Nurse Anesthesia program of study begins only in January. The application deadline is June 15th of each calendar year. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

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