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Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Post Masters Nurse Anesthesia Certificate

Nurse Anesthesia Program

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

2016 Class Pass Rate for Certification Exam: 100%

Class of 2016 averages:

  • Case numbers - 956
  • Clinical Hours - 2890
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks - 124
  • Arterial Lines - 57
  • Central Lines - 14
  • Spinals - 25
  • Epidurals - 47
  • Fiberoptic Airway - 18
  • Glidescope Airway - 71
  • Ultrasound Experience with lines and peripheral nerve blocks

The Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia program receives full 10 year accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA) for Nurse Anesthesia programs. This is the highest level afforded to nurse anesthesia programs. 

Program Mission

The nurse anesthesia program is a collaborative effort between Otterbein University and Grant Medical Center.

The mission of Otterbein University and Grant Medical Center provide a framework that develops and prepares knowledgeable, caring and compassionate nurse anesthetists who are committed to excellence in health care, preserving the dignity and rights of patients, and advancing the specialty practice of anesthesia nursing.

The Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, (222 South Prospect, Park Ridge, IL 60068, 1-847-692-7050).  The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for 2026.

Program Objectives

The overall objectives of the nurse anesthesia major are to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies in basic science, perianesthetic management, patient safety, critical thinking, and communication to fulfill their professional responsibilities as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.

In addition to meeting the objectives of the Post Masters certificate nursing graduate program, graduates of the nurse anesthesia program will be able to:

  • Integrate patient safety principles into all phases of anesthesia management.
  • Design, administer, and manage patient-specific anesthesia care for individuals of all ages and physical conditions under going a variety of elective and non-elective surgical and diagnostic procedures.
  • Demonstrate competency in utilizing a variety of anesthesia techniques, agents, adjunctive drugs, and equipment while providing anesthesia services.
  • Use critical thinking to anticipate and solve problems, make decisions and apply knowledge from the arts and sciences to nurse anesthesia practice.
  • Use effective written, verbal, and nonverbal skills to communicate with patients, families and other healthcare providers in the delivery of anesthesia services.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for professional actions and interact with integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Analyze information from a variety of sources and apply evidence to nurse anesthesia practice based on sound principles.

Post Masters Nursing Anesthesia Certificate

  • Admission Criteria

  • Application Process

  • Sample Course Grid

  • Faculty and Staff

  • Nurse Anesthesia FAQs

  • Cost of Program

  • Transfer Credit and Credit for Prior Learning

  • Residence Requirement

  • Program Completion

  • Application Forms

  • Post Masters Transfer Credit Information Sheet

  • Application Deadline

  • Gainful Employment Disclosure

  • Preparation for Interview Guide

/ The Graduate School

The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

Dorothy Crider Fleming MS, RN
Graduate Nursing Admissions Counselor/Recruiter
p/ 614.823.3272
e/ dcriderfleming@otterbein.edu

Maureen Kaiser
Nursing Department Administrative Coordinator
p/ 614-823-1188
e/ mkaiser@otterbein.edu

/Additional Info

Nurse Anesthesia Program

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Jason Edwards had a successful career as a critical care nurse and was living in a place that many people consider paradise – Hawaii. Yet he gave it all up and moved to Central Ohio’s unpredictable climate to attend the Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia graduate program at Otterbein, a collaborative effort between Otterbein and Grant Medical Center.