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Become an Inspiring Leader with a DNAP Degree with an Emphasis in Health Administration Designed for Working RNs

At the heart of any successful and efficient hospital are skilled nurses and health administration professionals. Whether you’re helping patients understand a complicated recovery process or are interacting with other researchers and practitioners, a DNAP degree with an Emphasis in Health Administration will enhance your professional health care and management skills.

Webster University’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice with an Emphasis on Health Administration focuses on equipping nurse anesthetists with knowledge and skills in topics such as clinical practice-oriented leadership through evidence-based research, quality improvement, intradepartmental collaboration and systems leadership.

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A DNAP Degree in Health Administration Created Just for You

Webster University’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice with an Emphasis in Health Administration program is designed with working RNs like you in mind. By the time students graduate, they have obtained real-world clinical experiences at 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 and provides top career options for Nurse Anesthesia graduates.

When you earn your DNAP with an Emphasis in Health Administration at Webster, you’ll receive a nationally respected degree accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) and Higher Learning Commission. You will also have the support of our engaged community of faculty mentors, peers and alumni.


Choose Webster for Your Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Degree

Receive Specialized Career Preparation

Webster University’s Nurse Anesthesia Doctorate with an Emphasis in Health Administration program offers a unique focus on health administration for full-time working professionals who want to take on new leadership roles and responsibilities in health care settings.

Brandon Albrecht

“The classes and information presented have been very informative and applicable to my clinical practice. The professors and faculty are very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and have been wonderful to work with. I highly recommend this program.”

Brandon Albrecht
Brandon Albrecht

MSNA, ’12; DNAP, ’23

Learn From Experienced Faculty

When you earn your DNAP degree at Webster, you’ll take highly engaging DNAP classes taught by leading researchers with years of professional and education experience.

Gain Real-World Work Experience

Thanks to our 21 clinical affiliates, students in Webster University’s Nurse Anesthesia doctorate program have many opportunities for clinical experiences at hospitals around the region.

Program Spotlight: Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

See how Webster University's hands-on clinical experience and helpful simulation rooms have aided students in their journeys in the DNAP program.



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Text on screen: Vicki Callan, PhD, CRNA, CHSE, Director of Clinical Education, Associate Professor, Nurse Anesthesia

Vicki Callan: The Nurse Anesthesia Program at Webster University is a 36-month full time program that involves both didactic and clinical instruction.

[Footage of different classrooms, a lecture with a presentation and various shots of hands-on learning with medical equipment in Webster’s Simulation Labs]

We do have a pretty heavy science focus for the first year of the program, but we also mix that with a strong foundation in simulation and basic anesthesia principles.

Text on screen: Nicholas C. Curdt, DNAP, CRNA, Assistant Professor, Anesthesia

Nicholas Curdt: We try to make sure that we create a curriculum that encompasses all types of learners, everything from auditory to visual.

[Footage of Vicki Callan demonstrating how to administer a spinal epidural on a simulated patient]

Text on screen: Bridget M. Student

Bridget M.: And so all of this knowledge is just building and building and building. And there's no question if we know enough.

[Footage of a professor demonstrating proper sonogram technique, mumbling directions]

We really do start at rock bottom, and we just continue to build and grow and learn.

Text on screen: Cutting-Edge Facilities: Simulation Guided by Highly-Trained Faculty

Curdt: What simulation provides for them is an opportunity to be able to be in an environment that is safe for them and allows them to experience things without having the additional stress of working on a real human being.

[Footage of Nicholas C. Curdt prepping and guiding students in Webster’s simulated operating room. Students are in full scrubs and are operating anesthesia equipment]

Text on screen: Dalton J. Student

Dalton J.: It's a good opportunity because it's right here in the building about ten feet away from our classroom. It's imperative. I just don't see how you can do a successful job without simulation.

[Footage of Dalton using medical equipment in the Simulated Operating Room at Webster University]

Curdt: It provides them the ability to have a better education because it's much more controlled and focused and it's guided by faculty that is here.

[Footage of Nicholas C. Curdt guiding students through a simulated operation, with the sounds of medical equipment]

Text on screen: Scott K. Student

Scott K.: The simulation lab will kind of introduce you slow and easy into what the nurse anesthetist is expected of when we arrive to our first day of clinicals.

[Footage of students in the Simulation Operating Room at Webster University]

Text on screen: Clinical Rotations: Hands-On Experience in a Variety of Practices

Text on screen: Desiree L. Student

Desiree L.: Webster’s set me up for success when I graduate, and I attribute a lot of that to the different clinical sites that they offer.

[Footage of a Webster University Student in a real hospital wearing operation room scrubs and a mask, cut to an epidural being administered and footage of an operating room]

You just see so many different ways that anesthesia is practiced, and I think it's really beneficial. You can take the best of every little part and you build your own practice.

Bridget: We go all over Missouri. We go down south, urban, city, rural areas.

Text on screen: Nearly 30 Clinical Sites

[Graphic of the state of Missouri with dots appearing at various locations, showing several clinical locations that are available for students]

Just the experience here is pretty unmatched.

[Footage of students in various classrooms and simulation rooms]

Callan: By the time our students graduate, they really are prepared to walk into any environment.

[Footage of different groups of students, including discussing with doctors, practicing with a sonogram and preparing an epidural.]

Curdt: We want them to become successful professionals and continue to succeed after they have graduated.

[Cut to footage of teachers guiding students one-on-one, hands-on]

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COA-Accredited Degree

Webster University is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice entry level and completion programs.

Council on Accreditation (COA) Accredited seal

What Can You Do with a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice?

As you progress through your DNAP, you will take courses designed to provide you with the expertise and skill sets to stand out on the job market and on the job as a nurse anesthetist and health administrator.

Thanks to the hands-on experiences you’ll receive at our many clinical education partners, you’ll be more than ready for the daily rewards and challenges of being a health administrator in the 21st century. Our focus on preparing you to become a leader and advocate for your patients helps set us apart from many other DNAP programs around the nation.

Webster has invested in a state-of-the-art operating room outfitted with a modern anesthesia machine and a high fidelity human patient simulation mannequin. Our DNAP students experience the challenges and intensity of a real operating room setting, so you’ll know you’re fully prepared for real-world operations.

When you graduate with your Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice from Webster University, you’ll be qualified to pursue the following exciting positions:

  • Administrator
  • Educator
  • Researcher

Salaries for DNAP Degree Graduates

Professionals with a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree earn an average salary of $144,403, according to

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Other Degrees Related to the DNAP Degree with an Emphasis in Health Administration

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