DNAP Post Baccalaureate New Student Information

View the Summer 2022 Orientation Schedule

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 4, 2023, time TBA (Zoom link provided in Brightspace.)

In-person Orientation Sessions on May 24, and 25, 2023 (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, 2023, through May 31, 2024. 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, 2023

  • 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 2022 to 2023 (PDF)

Textbook List (PDF)

ADA Resources

Student Handbook 2022 (PDF) 

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

Summer 2022 In-Person Orientation Schedule

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.

Monday, May 23, 2022

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. // Welcome & Program Session - CHP B214

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. // Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Scavenger Hunt, and Parking Registration (if applicable) - CHP Atrium, 151-A Rutledge Ave., 1st Floor

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. // Center for Academic Excellence & Writing Center Session - CHP A203

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. // Financial Aid & Parking Registration (if applicable); Grab-and-Go Lunch - CHP Atrium

Please sign up for parking if needed and/or chat with a representative from Financial Aid if needed. When you are ready to eat, please take your grab-and-go lunch outside or spread out in any room except CHP A205.

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. // College Orientation Session - Drug Discovery Auditorium, DD 110

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. // Break

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. // Appreciating Diversity & Inclusion Session - Drug Discovery Auditorium, DD 110

Students are free to leave at 4:30 p.m. The 5:30 p.m. session is hosted on Zoom and can be accessed off-campus.

 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. // All Students - Financial Literacy: A Journey to Handling Debt While in College... and Beyond.

Join via Zoom: https://musc.zoom.us/j/99007176253
Hosted by Sam McBride from Commonwealth Financial Group

Thursday, May 26, 2022

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. // Program Session - CHP B214

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. // Lunch - Served from the CHP Atrium

Students are encouraged to grab a lunch and go eat outside or spread out in any CHP classroom.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. // Counseling and Psychological Services Session - CHP B214

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. // Wellness Presentation - CHP B214

Students, the week following orientation, please look for an email from Dr. Karen Wager, Associate Dean for Student Affairs. She will provide a link to an orientation survey. We sincerely appreciate your feedback. Thank you and have a great first semester!