The program seeks to graduate self-motivated, independent, professional Nurse Anesthetists. Ninety-seven percent (241/248 total students) of our graduates since 1993 have passed the national certification exam on the first attempt and 99% 246/248 for all certification exam takers. For the most recent graduating class in 2013, 93% 13/14 students passed the certification exam on the first attempt and 100% 14/14 passed the exam by the second attempt. Additionally, employer surveys of our graduates consistently rate UMKC/TMC-educated CRNAs “good” or “excellent,” and all 100% indicate that they would recommend hiring another UMKC/TMC graduate. Over the past 5 years, 100% of our graduates have attained employment within 60 days of graduation.
Anesthesia is an exciting profession for the RN seeking a demanding, advanced practitioner field. Our program has been training CRNAs since 1950, and providing a graduate degree framework since 1978. Transition to the Doctoral degree (DNP) greatly enhances our graduate education and will ensure that our graduates attain the knowledge and skills necessary to practice at the highest level into the 21st century. Those who have submitted applications are welcome to arrange a visit and see the school first-hand.