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U.S. News & World Report ranked MUSC's Anesthesia for Nurses program among the top 10% of programs for 2024.

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Anesthesia for Nurses

The Anesthesia for Nurses (AFN) Division has a long history at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2017 and are the only continuously operating program within the College of Health Professions. The division’s success and longevity can be credited to the breadth of our curriculum and programing, the reputation of our faculty and alumni, and the quality of our students. Today, the division is home to two programs, the Post Baccalaureate and Post Master’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice.


To prepare independent, ethical, culturally aware nurse anesthesia providers ready to the lead in the clinical and professional area. This is accomplished by providing evidence-based, high-quality didactic, clinical, healthcare policy, and simulation education.


To be a nationally-recognized nurse anesthesia educational program that graduates highly sought after, innovative nurse anesthesia leaders.


  • Integrity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Evidence-Based Education
  • Professional Advocacy
  • Wellness
  • Innovation

About the Profession

What do nurse anesthetists or CRNAs do? Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) who have been providing quality anesthesia services in the United States for nearly 150 years.

MUSC logo, Bridging the Gap: RN to CRNA Seminar 2024

Bridging the Gap: RN to CRNA

A one-day seminar for current Registered Nurses (RNs) who are interested in learning more about the CRNA profession and nurse anesthesia student experience.

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