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CRNA Program Overview

CRNA Program Overview

The Loma Linda University School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Concertation is a didactically front-loaded, 30-month, full-time graduate curriculum designed to educate critical care registered nurses in the nurse anesthetist role across the lifespan.  The first 10 months are comprised of instruction in advanced pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology as well as principles of anesthesia and core graduate nursing courses. The final 20 months consist of clinical practicum experiences, providing students the opportunity to synthesize knowledge into clinical practice.  One cohort is accepted each year, commencing classes in the fall.  Upon successful completion of all requirements, graduates are awarded a Master of Science degree and are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists national certification examination.


The education of nurse anesthetist dedicated to professional excellence and compassion in clinical practice, education and research and the furthering of the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ through commitment to whole person care and Christian values.


Transforming lives through nurse anesthesia education, professional practice, and research.