The Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford

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Program Overview

Entry Level

Our Entry Level Program is a full time, 36-month long practice doctorate program that enables registered nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). We have an Academic Affiliation Agreement with Central Connecticut State University which will be granting the Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP). We have approval from New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) to offer this doctoral program beginning in May of 2017.

The Entry Level Program is partially front-loaded with a full year of didactic foundational sciences courses at the university, followed by the 2 year long clinical phase offered at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. There are anesthesia related courses and doctoral coursework throughout the clinical phase (see DNAP Course Sequence—Entry Level). The Conducting Organization is Integrated Anesthesia Associates, a large, private corporation of anesthesiologists. IAA provides the clinical faculty which is composed of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and Board Certified Anesthesiologists.

Initial applications for the Entry Level Program are submitted to the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director at Hartford Hospital. The Program Director reviews the application for its merits and forwards all official transcripts to the Graduate Office at CCSU for their approval. Applications received by September 30th of each year will be considered for interview. Interviews are conducted in the fall and granted to individuals who meet all program requirements—Entry Level. Acceptance decisions are usually made by the end of November. We plan to accept a class of 10 that will begin at the university in mid-May..

The following 24 months (clinical phase) are spent at our two clinical sites: Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. We anticipate that the average student will perform an average of 750 cases and 2560 clinical hours. During the first seven months of the clinical phase there is a full didactic class day each week. There are scheduled clinical conferences and meetings throughout the program, including Saturdays.

Advanced Specialization

Our Advanced Specialization Program is for Master’s prepared CRNAs who have certified/recertified through the NBCRNA and is a 5 semester hybrid structure (see DNAP Course Sequence–Advanced Specialization). Class attendance is required at the beginning of the program and following each semester which begins the next semester. Course work will be done via distance education, discussion boards and written assignments.

Initial applications for the Advanced Specialization Program are submitted to the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director at Hartford Hospital. The Program Director reviews the application for its merits and forwards all official transcripts to the Graduate Office at CCSU for their approval. Applications received by January 30th of each year will be considered for interview. Interviews are conducted in the spring and granted to individuals who meet all program requirements—Advanced Specialization. Acceptance decisions are usually made by the end of May. We plan to accept a class of 5. Classes at the university begin in the fall semester (late August or early September).

For More information Contact:

Terri Williams MS, DNAP, CRNA, APRN- Program Director
email: Hartfordnap@gmail.com or: NAPH@iaapartners.com
Phone: 860-904-0320
Fax: 860-461-0224
Mailing address:
Integrated Anesthesia Associates
Attn: Terri Williams, Program Director
100 Retreat Avenue, Suite 403
Hartford, CT 06106