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Our Nurse Anesthesia DNP program is the only doctoral program in NJ preparing nurse anesthetists at the highest level of practice.
Sept. 1 deadline for May admission
85 credits + 2,800 clinical hours
At Rutgers School of Nursing, our nurse anesthesia program has a reputation for excellence. With a 91% first-attempt pass rate on the National Certification Examination for all graduates, a 100% employment rate, and excellent student and employer satisfaction data, we prepare nurse anesthetists for a full scope of practice in a variety of settings.
All of my knowledge, expertise, and passion for anesthesia is inspired by Rutgers nurse anesthesia program leadership who continue to motivate its success. Any accomplishment I achieve in my professional practice is rooted in values instilled from the program.
Patricia Meringer, DNP, APN, CRNA
Our program has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs since its inception in 2004 when it was formerly the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. It received the maximum ten-year re-accreditation in 2018.
Meet the Specialty Director
Dr. Thomas J. Pallaria is the specialty director for the Anesthesia Program and is an Assistant Professor. He is an established and respected leader both in educating nurse anesthetists and in instituting Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) practice. Dr. Pallaria co-founded this program in 2004.
Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)