The faculty believes that graduate education should prepare an individual to exhibit qualities of mind and character that are necessary to live a fulfilling life. Such education facilitates thoughtful judgment, analytical problem solving, ethical leadership, and responsible citizenship. Learning is expected to be interactive, continuous, collegial, and reciprocal in nature as faculty and students learn from one other. This educational approach is casual and purposeful, and involves necessary affective, cognitive, and psychomotor changes.
A safe, supportive environment, high expectations, freedom to question and explore, and a diverse, challenging practice experience enhance education in the professional practice of nurse anesthesia. The graduate must be able to integrate sound scientific knowledge with technical and clinical skills in order to competently manage complex anesthetic care of patients. The result of this educational process in the professional practice of nurse anesthesia should be the advancement of the practitioner, the profession, and society.