The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) track prepares students for advanced practice nursing in the delivery of all forms of anesthesia care throughout the lifespan.

CRNAs provide high-quality healthcare services in a wide range of settings including practice in hospital operating rooms, labor and delivery suites and outpatient centers. The core curriculum provides a solid foundation in the basic sciences, the use of evidence-based practice guidelines and theory as a basis for the practice of anesthesia. Student clinical experiences are directly supervised in a variety of hospitals and outpatient-based settings throughout the state.

UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies and Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia partner in this Nurse Anesthesia DNP program.

See the DNP AACN Essentials for nurse anesthesia student core competencies and graduate standards.

Upon program completion you will be able to take the national certification exam to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist from the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). For certification exam information and requirements, review this information.

The UMKC Advanced Practice Registered Nurse graduate programs include three separate courses in:

  • Advanced physical/health assessment
  • Advanced pharmacology
  • Advanced pathophysiology

And content in

  • health promotion and disease prevention, and
  • differential diagnosis and disease management

Summer 2022 Clinical Institute

May 31 & June 1, 2023



Charlotte Riggs
Academic Adviser