MS in Nurse Anesthesia

Webster's Nurse Anesthesia program fosters expertise in the art and science of anesthesia and is fundamental to preparing you for practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Clinical experience is an essential component of the program, fulfilled through our partnerships with 13 private-practice and university-based clinical facilities. By the time you graduate, you will have obtained real-world clinical experiences at 8-10 of these institutions in a broad range of general, regional, and monitored anesthesia care to adults and children.

With so many advances in the medical arena, from cell biology, biochemistry and biotechnology, to genetics, forensics, and surgery technology, the St. Louis region is in the heart of the rapidly developing BioBelt corridor, providing unlimited career options for our graduates.

Nurse Anesthesia Points of Distinction

  • Webster’s Nurse Anesthesia students consistently hold a 95% pass rate for first-time CRNA board exams and a 100% overall pass rate.
  • The program offers 10 clinical sites with clinical rotations beginning in the second term of the first year (week 10). Dedicated rotations include cardiovascular, pediatrics, and obstetrics.
  • 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 an ideal learning environment of collaboration and discovery.
  • Webster offers exceptional on-campus library services with a reference librarian assigned to the nurse anesthesia program.
  • The program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
  • Students gain valuable scholarly experience by completing, defending, and publishing a research project.

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