Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1 
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1

Nursing, Post-Doctoral Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia, PDC

Current Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) holders in a specialty other than nurse anesthesia are eligible to matriculate as non-degree seeking residents. Upon completion of the post-doctoral certificate (PDC) curriculum, residents are conferred a Post-Doctoral Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia. Students are required to earn a minimum grade of “B” in all coursework. Completion of a doctoral scholarly project  with anesthesia focus is required by the COA. Residents in the PDC track are given advanced standing for the following five DNP core courses, following transcript and course syllabi evaluation to ensure curricular congruence:

Minimum Requirements for Progression

The DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program follows the above-mentioned grading scale for all courses, except for courses with a Pass/Fail (P/F) option. Residents must maintain a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.00 to remain in the graduate program. Final course grades below 79.5% (B) are not considered passing.

To progress academically:

  1. Residents must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.00 and earn a minimum grade of (B) in all program courses, or (P) in a course with a P/F option.
  2. A resident who does not earn a minimum grade of (B) in any course, or a (P) in a course with a P/F option, will not meet academic progression standards.
  3. Failure to meet academic progression standards is considered unsafe practice; therefore, the resident will be dismissed from the program.
  4. Residents will be notified of dismissal in writing by the DNP NAP Committee. Any resident dismissed from the DNP NAP is not eligible for readmission.

Residents are responsible for contacting their course faculty and faculty advisor at the first sign of their course grade falling below 79.5% to institute an action plan for correction. If necessary, appointments outside of regularly scheduled advising should be made.

Nursing Curriculum:168 Credits

NA Concentration Curriculum: 159 Credits