The Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia, the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse (UW-L) Biology Department, and the Viterbo University School of Nursing have partnered to develop a program to meet the specific needs of the nurse anesthetist student during their doctoral education.
The School of Anesthesia (SOA) operates within the Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare campus in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Students are taught in a didactic and clinical setting over 36 months of consecutive study.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will have earned:
The Doctor of Nursing practice and clinical credits from the School of Anesthesia are required to sit for the national board certification exam to be licensed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
The School of Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
COA contact information:
- Mail: 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL
- Telephone: 847- 692-7050
- Email: email@example.com
COA standards and guidelines for educational programs may be found on their web site.
The program's next scheduled accreditation onsite visit by the Council on Accreditation will be in the Fall of 2025.
Matriculation rates, success rates for first-time takers on the Certification Exam and employment rates are listed below and are published on the UW-L, School of Anesthesia, and Viterbo University websites. These program statistics are reflective of the Masters Science in Biology Nurse Anesthesia Concentration.
|Number of Graduates||10||10||10||10||9|
|Matriculation Rate (%)||100||100||100||100||100|
|Certification Pass Rate (%) - first time takers||100||90||100||80||89|
|Employment Rate (%) within six months of graduation||100||100||100||100||100|