Nurse Anesthesia Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this educational program, the student shall demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the faculty, specific competencies expected of graduates.  These competencies identify knowledge and skills necessary for competent entry-level practice of nurse anesthesia.  Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Perform an anesthetic-related history and physical exam.
  2. Formulate and discuss a comprehensive anesthesia care plan for a given patient based on their preoperative assessment and Physical Status Classification I-VI.
  3. Implement and evaluate anesthesia management plans, procedures, critical decision-making skills during the anesthetic management of the patient
  4. Perform and utilize appropriate technical skills during the anesthetic management of a patient. 
  5. Evaluate the postoperative course of a patient. 
  6. Perform resuscitation of the newborn infant, child or adult, when necessary. 
  7. Function as a team leader for cardiovascular and/or pulmonary emergencies. 
  8. Provide first echelon care, maintenance, and troubleshooting of all anesthesia equipment.
  9. Critically analyze published data in the field of anesthesia and apply new evidence to technology, pharmacology, and techniques to patient care.
  10. Develop interpersonal behaviors consistent with that of a health care professional.