HAMDEN — Quinnipiac University will introduce a new graduate nurse anesthesia program that will commence next month.

Approved by the state of Connecticut and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), the program will offer two options: a full-time, three-year post-baccalaureate doctor of nursing practice (DNP) for registered nurses with critical-care experience who wish to become nurse anesthetists; and a part-time, 24-month option for certified registered nurse anesthetists with a current master's degree who would like to earn the DNP.

The post-baccalaureate curriculum offers courses in advanced physiology and pathophysiology, anatomy with cadaver lab, advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology, basic and advanced principles of anesthesia, physics and advanced chemistry for anesthetic practice, patient safety, ethics, professional aspects, biostatistics, clinical scholarship, health care leadership, epidemiology and evidence-based practice.

To learn more about the program phone 203-582-8875.