Program Overview

By 2022, all nurse anesthesia programs in the U.S. must exclusively offer a doctoral degree for entry into the profession. The online Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia degree program from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science prepares nurse anesthetists for career advancement by building on the competencies and achievements of their master's degree educations. The curriculum is designed to provide foundational concepts in a multitude of areas including health policy, leadership, outcomes management, and healthcare finance, all with a nurse anesthesia focus.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs


    • Master's degree from an accredited institution.
    • As a nurse anesthetist (CRNA).
    • Official transcripts from the college or university that awarded your master's degree.
    • Only official transcripts will be accepted.
    • Pass an RFUMS background check.

    School Overview

    With a focus on interprofessional medical and healthcare education, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a private not-for-profit, four-year university located in North Chicago, Illinois. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) first opened in 1912 as the Chicago Hospital-College of Medicine. The school adopted the name Rosalind Franklin University in tribute to British researcher Rosalind Franklin, and her contributions to medicine through DNA research. Today, the university’s mission states: “to serve the nation through the education of health professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the health of its people.”

    RFUMS offers master's and doctoral degrees from the following schools and colleges:

    • Chicago Medical School
    • College of Health Professions
    • College of Pharmacy
    • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
    • School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

    For professionals requiring added flexibility, RFUMS supports fully online degree programs in subjects related to health administration, nutrition, and others.


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