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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Nurse Anesthesia - Post-BSN- Frank J. Tornetta School

Program Description

The La Salle Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is in response to the call for health care improvement and innovation. The Post-BSN curriculum plan is designed in accord with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Position Statement on Doctoral Education, The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs. 

The post-BSN for nurse anesthesia is 51 months in length. The first two years are delivered fully online, and include yearly on-campus Immersion experiences. After the first 24 months, Post-BSN students complete a 29 month clinical residency on-site at the Frank J. Tornetta campus, and a final DNP Project. Upon completion of all degree requirements the student will be awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from La Salle University and after recommendation from the Anesthesia Director, will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination to gain NBCRNA certification.


The mission of the La Salle university Nursing Programs is to provide scientifically based nursing curricula to educate clinically competent, caring, nursing professionals with a commitment to excellence in practice, service, life-long learning, and scholarship.

The Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia mission can be found here:

Program Goals

  • Educate professional nurses for interprofessional practice in advanced nursing roles across community and health care settings.
  •  Meet the health needs of diverse individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
  • Support faculty and student scholarly activity that informs quality and safety in healthcare systems

The Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia program terminal objectives can be found here:

Program Specific Information

Students enroll in the post-BSN program on a full-time (six credits/semester) basis after acceptance by the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia. Admission criteria can be found at

The Post-BSN nurse anesthesia curriculum plan is accredited by Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Full details regarding the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia can be found at:

The DNP Student Handbook and DNP Project Manual can be found at