Clinical Instructor Toolbox

Our Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program is designed to equip nursing professionals with the essential skills and knowledge required for the safe and effective administration of anesthesia. 

Program Overview

First 18 Months - Online/Classroom Instruction

  • Format: Primarily online/classroom instruction
  • Focus: Basic and advanced anesthesia skills
  • Simulation: Utilizing both low and high-fidelity simulation
  • Clinical Skills: Junior clinical days integrated in the two semesters preceding full-time clinical rotations.

Next 18 Months - Clinical Immersion

  • Setting: Immersed in clinical areas
  • Practice: Administering anesthesia to various patients in diverse practice settings
  • Evaluation: Based on integration of didactic knowledge, critical thinking skills, and appropriate interventions for perioperative patient management.

Clinical Experience & Information

19 Clinical Rotations

  • Duration: 4 to 5 weeks
  • Patient Types: Administering anesthesia to pediatric and adult patients with complexities.
  • Settings: Large teaching hospital, community hospitals, rural independent CRNA practices
  • Specialization: Extensive hands-on clinical experiences in administering various types of regional anesthesia with ultrasound technology

Snapshot of our Clinical Composite

The MUSC Anesthesia for Nurses Division collaborates with clinical partners to provide mentorship in:

  1. Major Surrounding Area Trauma Centers
  2. Rural Medical Centers
  3. Ambulatory Centers


Meet Our Team

Bernadette Johnson

Chad Higgins

  • Role: Administrative support for student compliance

Melissa Greene

  • Role: Administrative support for affiliation agreements

Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award

Jamie Fuller, MSC, CRNA |Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Charleston SC