Courses & Curriculum

Course Descriptions

A full list of course descriptions can be found in the MUSC Bulletin. Courses for the DNAP program are indicated with the prefix AFN.



Year  Semester  Course Credit Hours
1 Summer AFN-820 Information Systems 3
    AFN-823 Research Methods for Nurse Anest 3
    AFN-815 Prof Issues Seminar 1
    AFN-817 Chemistry and Physics of Anest 2
    AFN-811 Princ of Evidence-Based Prac 3
      Total Semester Hours 12
1 Fall AFN-819 Human Anatomy for Nurse Anes 5
    AFN-821 Adv Health and Phys Assessment 3
    AFN-800 DNAP Seminar I 2
    AFN-825 Adv Physiology and Pathophys 5
      Total Semester Hours 15
1 Spring AFN-871 Managing Change in Healthcare 3
    AFN-826 Anesthesia Principles I 3
    AFN-831 Clinical Simulation I 2
    AFN-802 DNAP Seminar II 2
    AFN-861 Foundations in Leadership 3
    AFN-835 Adv Pharmacology I 3
      Total Semester Hours 16
2 Summer AFN-809 Mgmt Prin for Nurse Anes Prac 3
    AFN-832 Clinical Simulation II 2
    AFN-836 Advanced Pharmacology II 4
    AFN-828 Anesthesia Principles II 5
      Total Semester Hours 14
2 Fall AFN-830 Anesthesia Principles III 3
    AFN-841 Anesthesia Practicum I 5
    AFN-803   DNAP Seminar III   2
    AFN-833 Clinical Simulation III 1
      Total Semester Hours 11
2 Spring AFN-842 Anesthesia Practicum II 10
    AFN-806 Foundations in HC Policy 3
      Total Semester Hours 13
3 Summer AFN-843 Anesthesia Practicum III 10
    AFN-805 Teaching and Learning 2
      Total Semester Hours 12
3 Fall AFN-844 Anesthesia Practicum IV 10
    AFN-807 Principles of Pain Management 2
    AFN-813 Clin Sim in Crisis Management 1
      Total Semester Hours 13
3 Spring AFN-845 Anesthesia Practicum V 10
    AFN-804  DNAP Seminar IV   2 
      Total Semester Hours 12
      Total Credit Hours 118

Detailed information on clinical sites can be found on the Anesthesia for Nurses web page.