M.Sc. On Campus

Nurse Anesthesia

Arkansas State University

28 months
13114 USD/year
13114 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Anesthesia at Arkansas State University is a 28-month, 88-credit hour, full-time program that prepares registered nurses for entry into nurse anesthesia practice.


Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. Satisfactory performance is necessary in order to practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Nurse Anesthesia graduates at Arkansas State University will demonstrate knowledge, skills and competencies in patient safety, perianesthetic management, critical thinking, communication, and competencies needed to enter nurse anesthesia practice in culturally diverse population, and to fulfill professional responsibilities.

The Educational Outcomes of the Program are as follows:

Patient Safety

  • Be vigilant in the delivery of patient care in culturally diverse populations.
  • Protect patients from iatrogenic complications.
  • Participate in the positioning of patients to prevent injury.
  • Conduct a comprehensive and appropriate equipment check.
  • Utilize standard precautions and appropriate infection control measures.
Perianesthetic Management
  • Providing care throughout the perianesthetic continuum.
  • Using a variety of current anesthesia techniques, agents, adjunctive drugs, and equipment while providing anesthesia.
  • Administering general anesthesia to patients of all ages and physical conditions for a variety of surgical and medically related procedures.
  • Providing anesthesia services to all patients, including trauma and emergency cases.
  • Administering and managing regional anesthesia including regional blocks for pain management.
  • Functioning as a resource person for airway and ventilatory management of patients.
  • Possessing current advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) recognition.
  • Possessing current pediatric advanced life support (PALS) recognition.
  • Delivering culturally competent perianesthetic care throughout the anesthesia experience
Critical Thinking
  • Applying knowledge to practice in decision-making and problem solving.
  • Providing nurse anesthesia care based on sound principles and research evidence.

Graduates will demonstrate patient safety by their ability to:

Graduates will demonstrate individualized perianesthetic management by their ability in:

Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking by:

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic Principles of Anesthesia 
  • Anesthesia Pharmacology 
  • Anesthesia Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology 
  • Technology and Equipment for Nurse Anesthesia
  • Advanced Chemistry and Physics related to Anesthesia
  • Clinical Practicum 
  • Advanced Principles of Anesthesia I, (Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics)
  • Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines


88 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • You should have an undergraduate degree Grade Point Average of at least 2.75/4.0. Some degree programs require a higher Grade Point Average, though. See below for the full list of Grade Point Average requirements for each major.
  • If you have completed any previous graduate/master’s degree courses, you must have an overall graduate level Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0/4.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30600 USD for the full programme during 28 months.
  • National

    13114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30600 USD for the full programme during 28 months.

Living costs for Jonesboro

770 - 1180 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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