Nursing, D.N.P. Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Anesthesia Concentration


The UNC Greensboro Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Concentration prepares students to deliver high-quality safe anesthesia care to patients across the lifespan in a wide variety of clinical settings. Students learn how to translate evidence into practice to effect changes in both patient care practices and processes, which in turn help to improve patient outcomes. Essential leadership skills learned in the program allow graduates to actively participate in the transformation of healthcare systems.

Program Distinctions

  • The UNCG nurse anesthesia concentration is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • The School of Nursing is recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center for Excellence in Nursing Education.
  • High first-time pass for students taking the National Certification Exam.
  • State-of-the-art classroom and simulation spaces, including an operating room.

The Student Experience

  • Small classes taught by nationally recognized faculty.
  • Clinical rotations for students are arranged by program faculty.
  • Clinical experiences are designed to support the novice to experienced student registered nurse anesthetist in the delivery of anesthesia to a wide variety of patients. 
  • Access to multiple state-of-the-art simulation facilities customized for specific specialties.

After Graduation

  • 100% employment rate for students six months following graduation.
  • Graduates are employed in metropolitan and rural hospitals, outpatient surgical centers, and office-based settings.
  • Graduates hold leadership positions in hospitals and serve as preceptors for students. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) within five years of application.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) & Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification must be American Heart Association certifications.
  • CCRN certification*
  • Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate Health Assessment course
  • Satisfactory completion of undergraduate Chemistry (three semester hours)
  • Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate course in Statistics. High School AP coursework and “testing out” at college acceptance is not accepted.
  • A minimum of one year of continuous full-time acute care experience in a critical care setting
  • A minimum of 2 documented shadowing experiences with a CRNA. For appropriate documentation, the CRNA preceptor should documents the shadowing experience, including types of cases observed, type of anesthesia, then sign, date, and provide a copy to the applicant.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Doctoral

College/School: School of Nursing

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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Dr. Linda Stone
UNCG School of Nursing