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A wholistic education goes beyond the textbooks and arithmetic. Core and program-specific classes must prepare graduates for handling real-world situations with a human touch while upholding the highest professional standards. The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) curriculum consists of 127 graduate semester hours, blending health and nursing sciences to develop students into advanced practitioners in nurse anesthesia who integrate research findings into practice. The curriculum for the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree requires 36 months of continuous full-time study. Each practicum moves seamlessly into the next session without traditional academic or trimester breaks, with vacations and holidays dispersed on an individual basis.
The nurse anesthesia program provides a variety of clinical experiences to fulfill the requirements for graduation. The nurse anesthesia students will be required to rotate through all assigned facilities to provide a well-rounded clinical experience. The current clinical sites the nurse anesthesia students use include Florida Hospital Orlando, Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Florida Hospital East Orlando, Florida Hospital Altamonte, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Florida Hospital Kissimmee, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (Daytona Beach), and Florida Hospital Deland. The nurse anesthesia program continues to pursue additional clinical experiences.