An advanced degree with clear advantages
Widely recognized and respected for the quality of its graduates, the DNAP Completion Program at UM-Flint prepares you to become an exceptional leader ready to advance your practice while advancing patient care. Discover what sets our program and our graduates apart.
The majority of DNAP coursework is completed online, allowing working CRNAs to finish their degree while remaining employed full-time in a clinical setting. Whether you’re located close by, in another region, or even another state, you’ll be able to complete your advanced degree with minimal or no campus visits. Also, you have the flexibility to pursue your interests and direct your course of study. The program allows you to customize your degree from a variety of specialty areas such as business administration, education, healthcare systems, advanced pathophysiology/pathology, or other approved field of study.
YOUR DEGREE AT YOUR PACE
Flexible degree plans map out a course for degree completion in as little as two to three years. Part-time enrollment flexibility allows you to complete the degree at your own pace, with the option to earn your DNAP within six years. Small classes mean you’ll have the undivided attention of faculty and medical professionals at the forefront of their fields. DNAP faculty remain available and accessible to mentor and support you online as well as in person.
DUAL ADVANCED DEGREES
CRNAs interested in pursuing leadership roles in business and/or healthcare administration have the option to combine a DNAP degree with a Master of Business Administration earned through UM-Flint’s highly respected School of Management. Our dual-degree program allows you to earn both degrees simultaneously, with certain courses counting toward both programs. Click here to learn more.
PREPARE TO LEAD
You’ll emerge from the DNAP Completion Program well prepared to enter higher-level management positions within a healthcare system, or to develop and manage an independent business such as a locum tenens agency or anesthesia consulting/management business. The DNAP additionally provides excellent preparation for CRNAs looking to enter higher education administration or teach at an advanced level.
The DNAP program culminates with a scholarly project that allows you to apply the knowledge and experiences you’ve gained in your courses to designing, implementing, analyzing, and disseminating a real-world project. You’ll see the relevant application of your DNAP education right away.
The program’s in-depth curriculum exceeds requirements set by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Rigorous and well-rounded coursework thoroughly prepares you for a leadership role, as well as for the challenges of your field and specialization.
YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM
Along with the guidance of faculty, you’ll have the support of a small cohort of students who enter and complete the program alongside you. You’ll develop close connections with your classmates who share your journey and your passion for excellence in patient care.
The University of Michigan-Flint is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The next Higher Learning Commission comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2019/2020. The Anesthesia Program is further accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068; ph. (847) 655-1160. The next COA accreditation review will occur in 2024.
The University of Michigan-Flint Anesthesia Program has been fully approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and the Michigan Association of State Universities to admit and enroll students to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program beginning in Fall 2018.