This post-masters certificate program in advanced pain management for nurse anesthetists is comprised of a classroom component offered via distance education (didactic education) and a clinical component (hands-on clinical experience offered through one or more clinical sites).
The goal of this post-graduate program is to approach pain management holistically by addressing the treatment of pain in ways that ultimately seek to restore normal homeostatic well-being. When a return to normal and healthy regulation is not possible, the student will seek to provide comfort, hope and meaning to support a patient’s highest potential of human functioning.
To be admitted, students must be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who hold a graduate degree. Completion of the AANA Jack Neary I Workshop is required prior to enrollment in the program. This workshop includes 5 AANALearn online modules and a Physical Assessment course offered by the AANA.
This program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).