School of Nursing and Health Sciences
The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) program at Westminster College allows nurse anesthesia students to master the intellectual and technical skills required to become competent in the safe administration of anesthesia.
This highly competitive program selects 18 students annually and is nationally recognized for its quality, affordability, and high pass rates.
Our clinical sites provide a wide variety of cases and experiences. Students enjoy rural, urban, and specialty rotations including OB, trauma, and regional anesthesia blocks.
Nurse Anesthetist and Anesthesiologist clinical coordinators who are devoted to your education and who are experts in their field.
Small class size provides a more individualized learning model. Personal mentoring assures faculty availability and personal relationships throughout the program from the moment an applicant is accepted and continuing on into their professional careers.
Extensive service-learning experiences in a variety of urban and rural academic/healthcare settings, including a semester capstone role immersion experience.
Anesthesia simulation with full operating room setup. All anesthesia skills are performed in the simulation lab at one of two stations. Students have full access to the simulation room and are encouraged to use it as much as possible.
Clinical and didactic faculty are fully committed to seeing our students succeed. It is our expectation that every student who begins the MSNA program, finishes the program.
State of the art classrooms, two anesthesia simulation rooms complete with anesthesia machine, drug cart, ultrasound machine and mannequins, advanced airway tools (fiber optics and Glidescope), all major regional blocks, arterial line and central line placement, and gross anatomy cadaver lab
Westminster CRNA faculty practice in the clinical setting to remain current in their skills. Program faculty have all been board members for the Utah Association of Nurse Anesthetits (UANA), including one current, and one past, UANA President.
How Long it Takes
The MSNA at Westminster College is a 28-month program, beginning each year in August, with clinical rotations beginning the first week of September the following year.
Accreditation Employers Trust
The MSNA program has received full accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA).
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