The areas of coursework in the M.S.N. program include core courses (16 semester hours), and one of the following options:
- Nurse Anesthetist option (34 semester hours)
The breakdown of these course requirements is as follows:
The total semester hours required for the nurse anesthetist option are greater than the usual hour requirements for other master’s programs at YSU. The increased number of hours is necessary in order to meet the COA requirements for a nurse anesthesia program.
|NURS 6900||Professional Issues in Nursing||3|
|NURS 6901||Nursing Science and Research 1||3|
|NURS 6902||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 6906||Advanced Statistics||3|
|NURS 7002||Nursing Science and Research 2||2|
|NURS 7005||Capstone Practicum||2|
|Nurse Anesthetist Option Courses|
|NURS 6910||Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia||3|
|NURS 6911||Pharmacology 1 for Nurse Anesthetists||3|
|NURS 6912||Pharmacology 2 for Nurse Anesthetists||3|
|NURS 6913||Medical Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthetists||3|
|NURS 6914||Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology 1 for Nurse Anesthetists||3|
|NURS 6916||Anesthesia Principles 1||2|
|NURS 7010||Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology 2 for Nurse Anesthetists||3|
|NURS 7011||Anesthesia Principles 2||6|
|NURS 7012||Anesthesia Principles 3||8|
|Total Semester Hours||50|
MSN Student Learning Outcomes
All graduates of the program are prepared to:
- Synthesize theory and research from nursing and related disciplines for advanced nursing roles.
- Utilize leadership strategies to influence health and health care and to promote the nursing profession in the advanced nursing role.
- Expand the knowledge of evidence-based practice by identifying nursing research problems and contributing to research investigations.
- Integrate assessment of own learning in developing a lifelong pattern of scholarly inquiry.
Upon successful completion of the MSN program, graduates are eligible to sit for national certification examinations. Once certified, graduates must apply for a Certificate of Authority to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Ohio or in the state in which they intend to practice.
Graduates of the Nurse Anesthetist option are prepared to:
- administer anesthesia in a variety of practice settings to patients needing anesthesia care.
- utilize advanced practice nursing roles within the Health Care Delivery System.