The Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford

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Welcome,

and thank you for your interest in IAA’s Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford. Should you have any questions after reading about our program, please don’t hesitate to get in touch prior to submitting your application. We share your excitement as you begin this journey and look forward to hearing from you!

Program Overview

Entry Level

Our Entry Level Program is a full time, 36-month long practice doctoral program that enables registered nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). We have an Academic Affiliation Agreement with Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to grant the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree.  CCSU is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) to offer the DNAP degree 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 clinical phase offered at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Anesthesia related courses and doctoral coursework are taught 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 Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford. All official transcripts are reviewed internally and forwarded to the Graduate Office at CCSU for final approval. Completed 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 by the application deadline. Acceptance decisions are usually made by the end of November. A class of 10 will be accepted to begin at the university each May.

The following 24 months (clinical phase) are spent at our three clinical sites: Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Surgery Center. We anticipate that the average student will perform an average of 750 cases and 2560 clinical hours. There are scheduled clinical conferences and meetings throughout the program, including various Saturdays.

Due to the sequential nature of the program, transfer credit or advanced standing is not permitted.

Advanced Specialization

Our Advanced Specialization Program is for Master’s prepared CRNAs who are certified/recertified through the NBCRNA. The program offers a 5 semester and an 8 semester option in a 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, written assignments and presentations.

Initial applications for the Advanced Specialization Program are submitted to the Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford.  All official transcripts are reviewed internally and forwarded to the Graduate Office at CCSU for final approval. Applications received by June 1st 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 July. We plan to accept a class of 5. Classes at the university begin in the fall semester (late August or early September).

Due to the sequential nature of the program, transfer credit or advanced standing is not permitted.

For More Information Contact:

Terri Williams DNAP, CRNA, APRN- Program Director
email: Hartfordnap@gmail.com

Phone:
(860) 904-0320
(860) 972-2033

Fax:
(860) 461-0224

Mailing address:
Integrated Anesthesia Associates – NAPH
Attn: Terri Williams, Program Director
100 Retreat Avenue, Suite 403
Hartford, CT 06106