The Oakland University - Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program began in
1991 as a collaborative initiative to address the nurse anesthesia
shortage and provide an exceptional educational environment for training
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Authority for the program is
shared between Oakland University and Beaumont Health System. It is one
of several advanced practice nursing programs offered by the Graduate
School of Nursing at Oakland University.
Average class size is 20 students. The Class of 2015 had an
attrition rate of 8.7% and first time test taker national certification
exam (NCE) pass rate of 86% with 100% on subsequent attempts. One
hundred percent of graduates gain employment within 3 months of
completing the program. Graduates are employed in a variety of settings
ranging from rural independent practice to team models in major academic
medical centers across the country.
The program is 87-credits encompassing 36 months of full time study,
culminating in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. The nurse
anesthesia program includes core courses in nursing, support courses in
the sciences and specialty courses in nurse anesthesia. An intensive
clinical internship parallels the didactic courses, providing ongoing
opportunity to apply theory to practice. The 36-month-program exceeds
minimum accreditation standards set forth by the Council on
Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs in both clinical and
classroom instruction. In 2012, the program was awarded 10 year
reaccreditation status, the highest level extended to a nurse anesthesia
The Oakland University - Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse
Anesthesia has been approved by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of
Nurse Anesthesia Programs to transition to the Doctorate of Nursing
Practice (DNP) effective fall of 2018.
NOTE: Please select the application tab on
this page which will direct you to the application for the BSN to DNP
Nurse Anesthesia program. All appropriate materials for application to
the Nurse Anesthesia BSN to DNP program will be found under the
"Masters" link this year until the site can be reconstructed. Do not
apply under the "DNP" link.
The application deadline is September 15, 2017 for the class that will start in the fall of 2018.
Visit Oakland University's School of Nursing website.
Visit the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists website.
Visit the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthetists website.
Contact the COA directly at 847-655-1160 or via 222 S. Prospect Ave. Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4001.