Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
with an Emphasis in Health Administration

Deliver the Highest Level of Care

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Locations Offered
In Person
3 Years
Time to Completion
Cost Per Credit Hour
141 credit hours
Credit Hours Required

Become a respected leader

Webster’s DNAP degree will help you advance your practice in anesthesia while gaining professional recognition as a leader. Our in-person program in Webster Groves, Missouri allows you to learn in our state-of-the-art operating room and labs so you’re fully prepared for real-world practice. Our 100% NCE pass rates and 100% employment rates for graduates mean you can feel confident that a Webster education will lead to a rewarding career.

Why a DNAP from Webster?

Earn the credentials to get ahead

Prepare for a specialized career as a Nurse Anesthetist while earning a doctoral degree, which meets the new guidelines established by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). Webster’s unmatched clinical rotation experience exposes you to a wide range of patient care settings, from urban hospitals to rural clinics. This helps you gain experience providing anesthesia care to patients of all ages and backgrounds.

Our program is designed for RNs who aspire to:

Become an expert in anesthesia delivery

Learn to deliver the highest-quality care to patients under anesthesia through our state-of-the-art labs and operating room simulations. By covering patient safety, individualized peri-anesthetic management, critical thinking, and communication skills, your coursework prepares you to:

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) CRNA completion degree

Are you a practicing CRNA who wants to advance to a doctorate? Choose our DNAP CRNA completion degree offered through Webster University Online. Benefit from a program designed to accommodate your complicated work schedules as a practicing CRNA. Take online classes part-time and finish the 32-credit-hour program in only 15 months.

Your course list

The 141 credit hours required for the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) with an Emphasis in Health Administration include the following courses:

Required Science Courses
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology I - III
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology I - III lab
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics for Health Sciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacology I - IV
  • Physics for Anesthesia
  • Population Health and Epidemiology

Required Nurse Anesthesia Courses
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Role in Leadership and Health Care
  • Anesthesia and Coexisting Diseases
  • Anesthesia Concepts I - IV
  • Basics of Anesthesia
  • Current Topics in Anesthesia I - IV
  • Financial Management in Health Administration
  • Health Administration Law and Ethics
  • Health Care Policy Analysis and Advocacy
  • Introduction to Anesthesia
  • Organization and Management in Health Administration
  • Politics and Economics of Health Care
  • Principles of Anesthesia I & II
  • Translational Research

Required Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Simulation Courses
  • Clinical Simulation Experience I - IV

Required Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Courses
  • Clinical Experience I – X
  • Introduction to Clinical Experience

Required Thesis Courses
  • Research/Thesis Project I-VIII

In person and hands-on

Our Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program is located on our Webster Groves campus, just outside of St. Louis. This in-person setting gives you access to personalized instruction and advanced labs.

Our in-house operating room simulation lab is equipped with a high-fidelity human/patient simulation mannequin, allowing you to practice real-world procedures in a safe and controlled environment. The Dry Skills Lab and Cadaver Lab provide additional opportunities to learn in real-world scenarios. These dedicated on-site labs give you the experience you need to excel in your clinical rotations and stand out to future employers.

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Become a health care leader

Our graduates are in high demand because they are highly skilled and adaptable. In fact, Webster DNAP graduates have a 100% NCE pass rate and a 100% employment rate. The skills you develop in our classrooms, labs, and clinical rotations will prepare you for positions like:

Health Administrator


Median annual salary
(National, May 2022)

Nurse Anesthetist


Median annual salary
(National, May 2022)

Medical Scientist/Researcher


Median annual salary
(National, May 2022)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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An education nationally recognized for quality

Earn your COA-accredited Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice with an Emphasis in Health Administration from Webster University, an independent, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Professors. Professionals. Mentors.

Combine theory and practice as you work alongside faculty members who maintain clinical practice in their field. They serve as mentors who are willing and eager to support your career goals.

Hear from one of our recent graduates

The classes and information presented have been very informative and applicable to my clinical practice. The professors and faculty are very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and have been wonderful to work with. I highly recommend this program.

- Brandon Albrecht
MSNA, '12; DNAP, '23

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