Nurse Anesthesia Practice, DNAP

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Nurse Anesthesia Practice, DNAP

Program Overview

The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program (DNAP) is the terminal degree for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) in clinical practice. Post-Master’s DNAP students are experienced CRNAs who desire to earn their terminal degree while continuing to pursue their professional careers as anesthesia providers. This program builds upon prior knowledge obtained in the master’s program in Nurse Anesthesia and focuses on clinical practice areas such as expanding knowledge in clinical practice and clinical leadership.  

Program Objectives

The Post-Master’s DNAP program is to prepare qualified Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists as expert clinicians who utilize leadership, research, and information technology to promote the highest quality of anesthesia care. The Post-Master's Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program at Keiser University consists of 36-credit hours, requiring an additional two years of coursework beyond the master’s curriculum. 

The final project (Capstone Project) is intended to be an intensive, active learning project, requiring significant effort in the planning and implementation, as well as preparation of a substantial final written work product. The Capstone project will focus on assessment, synthesis and in-depth analysis of a clinical problem or topic pertinent to anesthesia care and/or patient outcomes to be presented as a scholarly work. This project can be designed as a research, quality assurance, or extensive project that will benefit the practice of anesthesia. All students are expected to submit their Capstone project to an appropriate journal for publication.


The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program (DNAP) degree is offered online through our Naples campus. In addition to the continued student-support focus infused into every program, students benefit from the flexibility and convenience of pursuing their degree on a schedule that fits their busy lives.


Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

Contact Keiser University today to learn more about our Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

Degree Levels Available:
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice