Nurse Anesthesia (MS)

The Master of Science (MS) in Nursing Anesthesia program teaches students about the art and science of anesthesia. Individuals develop expertise in this evolving profession through a holistic and complex integration of affective, cognitive, and psychomotor skills. The philosophy of Webster University's nurse anesthesia program is that graduate education is fundamental to preparation for practicing as a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Webster University also believes that the profession of anesthesia requires a scientific and dynamic approach to assist in the return to health. The professional nurse anesthetist provides a variety of health services to individual patients, including assessment, planning, implementation, directing, and evaluating the care process. Because strong moral, ethical, and legal codes are fundamental to the practice of nurse anesthesia, these issues are examined at length as part of the coursework as well.

The art and science of anesthesia are dynamic and require continued educational endeavors to stay abreast of current theory. Therefore, the nurse anesthetist must recognize the need to enhance one's knowledge and improve one's skills as a lifelong endeavor in the discipline of nurse anesthesia. MS in Nurse Anesthesia courses are scheduled in a 30-month, continuous format.

Points of Distinction

  • Our students consistently hold a 95% pass rate for first-time CRNA board exams and a 100% overall pass rate.
  • 30-month full time, continuous program.
  • 10 clinical sites with clinical rotations beginning in the second term of the first year (week 10). Dedicated rotations include cardiovascular, pediatrics, and obstetrics.
  • Biological Science faculty hold PhDs and are specialists in their content areas. They share a passion for education and a commitment to learning.
  • CRNA faculty maintain active clinical practices, reinforcing their hands-on expertise with cutting edge advancements in the field of anesthesia.
  • Small class sizes create the ideal learning environment.
  • Exceptional on-campus library services with a reference librarian assigned to the program.
  • Fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
  • Complete, defend and publish a research project.
  • The doctorate-level Nurse Anesthesia program conversion is already in progress.

For more information, explore the Department of Nurse Anethesia in the graduate catalog or contact Department Representative Gabrielle Halley.

        Department Chair

jillJill Stulce
Associate Professor
Webster Hall 15
Ph: (314) 246-7846

Department Representative

gabbyGabrielle Halley
Webster Hall 15
Ph: (314) 246-5916