The Brain and Spine Institute is made up of experts in the field of neuroscience in order to bring patients the best healthcare in East Tennessee for a full range of neurological diseases and disorders.
The University of Tennessee College of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is a 31-month program, culminating in the awarding of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia to its successful candidates. The program begins in January and ends in December. The primary clinical site for the program is the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn., which is a Level I Trauma Center, offering a wide range of clinical experiences to student registered nurse anesthetists.
Applicants for the program must have a BSN degree, a minimum score of 1000 on the qualitative and verbal sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), and a minimum of one-year (full time) adult intensive care nursing experience. Additionally, all applicants must have completed a graduate-level statistics course prior to the start of classes in January.
The UT Nursing Nurse Anesthesia concentration is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). The MSN program at the UT College of Nursing is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) and has received preliminary approval from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has awarded full accreditation to the University of Tennessee. All anesthesia clinical sites, where applicable, are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Anyone interested in application information and materials should contact Ms. Sherri Webb, in the Student Services Office of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, at 865.974.7606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthestist Opportunities
The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA's) at the University of Tennessee Medical Center are skilled practitioners. The CRNA's are responsible for all aspects of anesthesia including general, regional and monitored or IV sedation. Our areas of practice include general, outpatient, neuro, cardiovascular, vascular, GI, trauma, urologic, GYN, ortho, periphery (MRI, CT and special procedures), pediatric, ENT, oral, plastic, eye, and podiatric surgery.
The Nurse Anesthesia staff participate in the delivery of anesthesia services as part of an anesthesia team. The anesthesia team includes staff CRNA's and staff Anesthesiologists. Student nurse anesthetists and anesthesiology residents also participate as part of the team. All UTMCK CRNA's are clinical faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing (Masters of Science in Nursing, anesthesia option) and participate in the clinical education of student nurse anesthetists.
UT Medical Center's CRNA's are highly skilled professionals qualified by academic and clinical education. All CRNA's at the medical center are certified by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Certification is ongoing through continuing education requirements of the AANA.
For more information about employment opportunities please contact Jeff James, MSN, Chief CRNA.