Bryan College of Health Sciences offers a 36-month program for Registered Nurses leading to a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) that is unique to Nebraska and the region. This two-phase program combines coursework in science, anesthetic principles and health care policy with hands-on clinical practice that begins early in the curriculum. Evidence based practice, informatics and professional leadership principles are integrated throughout the curriculum.
A cohort begins the program in May of each year and all students in the cohort are enrolled in a full time status. The program is offered primarily in a face-to-face format, with selected courses offered in a hybrid format. The courses delivered in the hybrid format combine face-to-face class sessions with online and independent learning.
Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nurse Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The school was reviewed in 2010 and received the maximum accreditation of 10 years.