News & Events

USF earns approval from the Higher Learning Commission for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree.

USF has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer it’s first doctoral degree. The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree will be offered through the Nurse Anesthesia Program and the Department of Nursing.

Applications are now open for the August 2018 class!

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is accepting applications for the 2018 admissions cycle now through August 15, 2017.

CRNA Program Receives Initial Accreditation

On June 13, 2017, the USF BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program has been awarded initial accreditation  from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for the maximum period of 5 years. Specialty accreditation signifies that the program has met all of the standards that govern nurse anesthesia educational programs and that the program will provide graduate level curriculum leading to the award of a Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

CRNA WeekCRNA Week January 22-28, 2017

The University of Saint Francis wishes a very Happy CRNA Week to all of the amazing CRNAs across the country and to those CRNAs serving in the United States military . Thank you for providing safe, efficient, and high-quality anesthesia care for millions of patients, veterans, and soldiers at home and abroad!

CRNA Advocacy Day 2017

Program director, Marquessa Fisher and Assistant Director Lisa Osborne visit with Indiana Legislator David LongOn January 24, 2017 USF Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, Marquessa Fisher CRNA, DNP and Assistant Program Director, Lisa Osborne CRNA, MSNA, along with other members of the Indiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists, spent a day at the Indiana State House speaking with state legislators about the value of CRNAs to the healthcare system and the opening of our new Nurse Anesthesia program this fall.