Nurse Anesthesia

University of Southern California

Master On Campus Blended
36 months
57256 USD/year
57256 USD/year
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The faculty of the University of Southern California Program of Nurse Anesthesia are widely recognized as experts in the field. The Nurse Anesthesia Program administrative faculty are actively involved in the academic and clinical curriculum providing an outstanding opportunity for graduate students in a variety of mentored scholarly venues. 


The University of Southern California Program of Nurse Anesthesia offers an intense academic and comprehensive clinical curriculum. Students will gain experience in a variety of clinical specialty areas including general, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, genitourinary, gynecologic, head and neck, plastic, orthopedic, trauma, burns, transplantation, robotics, obstetric, pediatric and outpatient procedures.

Students have the most sophisticated anesthesia equipment at their disposal. Under the guidance of expert CRNA and physician faculty primarily provided by the Keck School of Medicine/Department of Anesthesiology faculty, student nurse anesthetists are responsible for the administration and management of general anesthesia, regional anesthetic techniques and modalities of invasive monitoring.

The graduate student in the discipline of nurse anesthesia will:

  • Upon entrance into the Program, the graduate student should catalogue roles and responsibilities of the critical care nurse to promote transfer of knowledge for enhanced delivery of health care as an advanced practitioner.
  • During the Program, the graduate students will organize a study plan to correlate the core academic and clinical curricula of the anatomic, physiologic and pharmacologic principles underlying the delivery of anesthesia care. To achieve this objective, the graduate student will integrate the scientific principles into the discipline of anesthesiology.
  • Completion of the capstone project will require the graduate student to research and defend, using principles of evidence-based practice, the management of anesthetic care to underscore foundations of science, patient safety, and ethics.
  • Following Program completion, the graduate student will prepare for and successfully pass the national certifying examination based upon the continued processing of information from curricular content, discussion and inquiry, and experiential learning gained during the course of study.
  • Graduates of the Program will contribute to the profession of nurse anesthesia through continued education in the science and practice of anesthesia management and successful interaction in competency performance measures to advocate for quality and safety in patient care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Human Anatomy
  • Systems and Integrative Physiology
  • Pharmacology of Anesthesia Practice
  • Principles of Anesthesia Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology of Anesthesia Practice
  • Pathophysiology Related to Anesthesia Practice
  • Clinical Residency in Nurse Anesthesia.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




78 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three personalized letters of recommendation (one must be from a direct nurse manager)
  • Official transcripts from ALL schools attendedMail paper transcripts to the Program office (NOT the university)
  • Electronic transcripts 
  • Official GRE transcript from ETS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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