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Nurse Anesthesia Program

The Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) is a specialization of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) offered by the College of Health Professions (CHP) in the Department of Nursing Studies at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in Highland Heights, Kentucky.

The program is a 36-month, 106-semester-hour curriculum culminating in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nurse anesthesia specialization with a population focus of the family/individual across a lifespan.

Graduates are eligible for the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) National Certification Exam (NCE) and to assume the role of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). 

Applications for Summer 2019

Open June 1-August 31, 2018


The NKU Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

222 S. Prospect Avenue Suite 304
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Phone: 847-692-7050

The college reserves the right to change the program of study as needed to fulfill state approval, regional and national accreditation, other certification organziations, and/or college requirements.