Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) Program Purpose Statement
In keeping with the institutional mission, MTSA provides onsite and distance learning education environments steeped in the Christian and Seventh-day Adventist belief systems. MTSA encourages students to excel in their studies and continue growth in their desires to pursue truth & a life of service.
MTSA’s DNAP degree is a professional practice degree in nurse anesthesia. Students may focus their scholarship work on utilization of research findings for evidence-based clinical practice, education, and/or administration/business management related to nurse anesthesia. The DNAP curriculum is designed with foundational courses intended to broaden the students’ knowledge and appreciation of worldly concepts of nurse anesthesia evidence-based practice.
In addition to requisite foundational courses, completion of a scholarly project, which is the seminal scholarly work associated with the degree, is required. Each DNAP student is mentored in this process. MTSA faculty mentor each DNAP student to complete a scholarly project that focuses on utilization of research findings to augment evidence-based nurse anesthesia clinical practice, nurse anesthesia education, and/or administration/business management related to nurse anesthesia.