The nurse anesthesia program is a collaborative effort between Grant Medical Center and Otterbein University.
The mission of Otterbein University and Grant Medical Center provide a framework that develops and prepares knowledgeable, caring and compassionate nurse anesthetists who are commited to excellence in health care, preserving the dignity and rights of patients, and advancing the speciality practice of anesthesia nursing.
The Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program is Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, (222 South Prospect, Park Ridge, IL 60068, 1-847-692-7050).
The overall objectives of the nurse anesthesia major are to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies in basic science, perianesthetic management, patient safety, critical thinking, and communication to fulfill their professional responsibilities as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.
In addition to meeting the objectives of the Master of Science in Nursing graduate program, graduates of the nurse anesthesia program will be able to:
1. Integrate patient safety principles into all phases of anesthesia management.
2. Design, administer, and manage patient-specific anesthesia care for individuals of all ages and physical conditions under going a variety of elective and non-elective surgical and diagnostic procedures.
3. Demonstrate competency in utilizing a variety of anesthesia techniques, agents, adjunctive drugs, and equipment while providing anesthesia services.
4. Use critical thinking to anticipate and solve problems, make decisions and apply knowledge from the arts and sciences to nurse anesthesia practice.
5. Use effective written, verbal, and nonverbal skills to communicate with patients, families and other healthcare providers in the delivery of anesthesia services.
6. Assume responsibility and accountability for professional actions and interact with integrity in the delivery of patient care.
7. Analyze information from a variety of sources and apply evidence to nurse anesthesia practice based on sound principles.
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