DNAP Post Baccalaureate New Student Information

View the Summer 2024 Orientation Schedule- COMING SOON

A Message from the Division Director

On behalf of the Anesthesia for Nurses (AFN) faculty, I would like to welcome you to the program. The next 3 years will promise to be both challenging and rewarding. We recognize that starting classes and arriving on campus can be overwhelming, so we will be providing you with as much information as possible prior to your start. As additional information becomes available, this site will be updated. Ensure that you take the time to become familiar with the information prior to coming to campus. I will send you an invitation to access a Google calendar that will contain our course schedule for the summer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Again, congratulations, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Angela Ciuca

Angela Ciuca, DNAP, CRNA

AFN Division Director


New Student Information

Mandatory Orientation Sessions: 

IT Session via Zoom on May 2, 2024, time TBA (Zoom link provided in Brightspace.)

In-person Orientation Sessions on May 22, and 23, 2024 (More details coming soon via orientation information in Brightspace.)

  • Laptops are needed for on-campus sessions and orientation.
  • MMR Immune Antibody Titers - you must submit a copy of lab report demonstrating immune antibody titers (IgG) to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Lab report should be quantitative and/or specify if test results are in immune range. Report is due to the CHP Clinical Education Team (due date TBA). (Note: this is separate from the immunization documentation you must submit to the MUSC Office of Student Health Services. You will receive instructions on how to upload documentation at New Student Orientation.)
  • BLS, PALS, & ACLS certifications - must be completed & current by (due date TBA). Copies of your certification cards are due to the CHP Clinical Education Team by (due date TBA). Certifications must remain current from August 1, 2024, through May 31, 2025. You will receive instructions on how to upload documentation from the CHP Clinical Education Team.
  • SC RN license (or compact license) - submit a copy to the CHP Clinical Education Team by (due date TBA). LLR.

More information regarding student policies, academic resources, financial aid, technology, health and immunization requirements and resources, campus safety, off-campus housing, parking, etc., will be available in Brightspace (MUSC's course management system). You will be able to access this information upon receipt of your MUSC NetID and password approximately 45 days prior to the beginning of the summer semester. Login instructions will be sent to you via email. 

Online Classes Begin May 8, 2024

  • Online course content will not be available until May 8 or shortly before.
  • IT assistance and help with accessing course are available here (Student IT Assistance). You will need an MUSC NetID and password for this site. If you do not have these credentials, please contact Kelly Long at plaehn@musc.edu for assistance. 
  • Schedule of classes will be shared via Google Calendar.
  • Google Calendar invitations will be sent by Dr. Angela Ciuca. 

DNAP-PB Academic Calendar 2023 to 2024 (PDF)

Textbook List (PDF)

ADA Resources

Student Handbook 2024 

Questions? Contact Natalie Plaehn
Assistant Director of Student Services, MUSC College of Health Professions

Summer 2024 In-Person Orientation Schedule- COMING SOON

Goals for Orientation

  • To facilitate the transition to MUSC and student life at an academic health sciences center. 
  • To gain understanding of the support services available to students to enhance their educational experience. 
  • To ensure that students have complied with university policies & requirements. 
  • To build beginning connections and relationships with faculty and students from various health professions programs. 
  • To orient students to their respective academic programs: nurse anesthesia practice, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies.