Become a MUSC Anesthesia for Nurses Clinical Instructor

Two Nurses giving a patient anesthesia

Program Overview

The Medical University of South Carolina Anesthesia for Nurses (AFN) Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP-PB) program is dedicated to producing competent, compassionate, and knowledgeable Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) who will meet the health care needs of society through clinical practice, education, and research.

Students are educated in all facets of nurse anesthesia practice throughout the perioperative period. The first 18 months are primarily online/classroom instruction which supports the students’ acquisition of basic and advanced anesthesia skills necessary for the safe administration of anesthesia. Students practice clinical skills using low-and-high-fidelity simulation. Students are also expected to demonstrate professional advocacy through attendance at state and/or national meetings.


Clinical Education

After completion of this foundational learning, students participate in a series of 19 clinical rotations, each 4 to 5 weeks. During this time, students administer anesthesia to all types of patients, including complicated pediatric and adult patients, in a variety of practice settings such as, a large teaching hospital, community hospitals, and rural independent CRNA practices. Students may also obtain extensive hands-on clinical experiences in administering various types of regional anesthesia while utilizing ultrasound technology.


Get Involved

You can help prepare future nurse anesthetists and make an impact on our profession. MUSC’s Anesthesia for Nurses Program is always looking for new opportunities to provide clinical instruction for our students.
Instructors serve as role models for the student and, through guidance and teaching, will help students prepare to be autonomous, compassionate, competent, and ethical entry-level nurse anesthetists. We are currently seeking clinical instructors for rotations in OB anesthesia.

If you are interested in becoming a clinical instructor, please contact
Dr. Bernadette Johnson, DNAP, CRNA at johnsber@musc.edu | 843-792-0309