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Primary basic and applied science didactic courses are taught at Central Connecticut State University.
Mission: CCSU’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program was created in response to critical workforce needs: not only is the demand for nurse anesthesia practitioners expected to increase dramatically in the coming years but also, beginning in 2025, all entry-level nurse anesthetists must possess a doctoral degree in anesthesia.
Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching and preparing students to be thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens. As a comprehensive public university, they provide broad access to quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Located in New Britain, Connecticut, CCSU is the largest of the four Connecticut State universities; serving nearly 12,500 students consisting of 10,000 undergraduates, and 2,500 graduate students.
Hartford Hospital (HH)
Founded in 1854, Hartford Hospital is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with perhaps the region’s busiest surgery practice, has been training physicians for over 150 years. It is a member of Hartford HealthCare, a large, diversified health care system. The hospital has 819 beds, delivered over 3600 babies and performed over 40,000 surgical cases in 2020.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC)
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a teaching hospital and home to the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and its residency program in pediatrics. More than 5,000 patients were admitted to medical/surgical units and over 7,000 surgical cases were performed in 2020.
Connecticut Children’s Surgery Center at Farmington
Connecticut Children’s Surgery Center at Farmington is an outpatient pediatric surgery center. This enrichment pediatric clinical site is located 9 miles from Hartford Hospital and CCMC and 4.5 miles from CCSU and performed over 2,200 surgical cases in 2020.
Center for Education and Simulation Innovation (CESI)
The Center for Education and Simulation Innovation at Hartford Hospital (CESI) is an ideal setting to begin to establish a culture of patient safety and open communication among the interdisciplinary team.
Its mission is to promote excellence in clinical care, advance patient safety and improve multidisciplinary team performance through high-fidelity medical simulation. Participants are able to train in a setting similar to his/her actual work environment that creates an atmosphere of realism. Working in this environment extends the simulator’s capabilities and allows for practice on multiple types of acute crises and patient care scenarios.
The first manikin was purchased through the Department of Anesthesia by Dr. Thomas Mort, who had the foresight to see the direct benefits to patient safety and health care provider education that human patient simulation could offer. Dr. Mort was the champion in establishing the first Simulation Center in the State of Connecticut in 1999. Since then the Simulation Center has been renamed and expanded from its original 900 square feet to its new state-of-the-art regional training facility that is 40,000 square feet and covers 2 floors, now called CESI.
CESI expanded to 40,000 square feet and has 5 simulated clinical care environments each with its own control room, task trainers, lecture halls, classrooms, lounge areas, and a full cadaver lab. CESI is one of only 20 centers that has been nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Laerdal Corporation which made CESI a role model for other simulation centers nationwide.
NAPH has received preliminary approval from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs for the following clinical sites:
St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT
St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a member of Hartford HealthCare, is a 473-bed tertiary care Catholic hospital serving a large population in Southern Connecticut. St. Vincent’s opened its doors as St. Vincent’s Hospital on June 28, 1905, and today, as one of the top Medical Centers in the region, SVMC provides comprehensive and advanced medical services, including over 1,200 deliveries and 16,000 surgical cases in 2020.
Midstate Medical Center in Meriden, CT
Midstate Medical Center, also a member of Hartford HealthCare, is a 156-bed acute-care hospital, and has been serving the communities of central Connecticut since 1998. This Medical Center has performed over 17,000 surgical cases in 2020.
The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, CT
The Hospital of Central Connecticut, a member of Hartford HealthCare, is a 446-bed, 32-bassinet acute-care community teaching hospital and general medical and surgical facility. This hospital performed over 2000 deliveries and over 18,000 surgical cases in 2020.
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