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M.S. in Anesthesia - Tampa

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The Master of Science in Anesthesia program at NSU is dedicated to the education of anesthesiologist assistants, the health care community, and for the care and safety of patients. This unique 27 month AA program consists of an intensive academic and didactic program that will prepare the student to function within the anesthesia care team. The Program will emphasize the clinical education of the anesthesiologist assistant using a state-or-the-art mock operating room with an anesthesia simulator, and hospital based clinical rotations. The students will get an extensive clinical training experience that will consist of a minimum of 2500 clinical hours that encompass all aspects of anesthesia care for the surgical patient. Upon completion of the course of study, students will have earned a Master of Science degree in Anesthesia from Nova Southeastern University.

The first year of study focuses on the foundations of anesthesia practice through classroom, mock operating room scenarios and studies, and laboratory work. Clinical experience during the first year will increase as the year progress.

The senior year (semesters 5, 6, 7) will consist of clinical rotations assigned in two week and four week intervals. During the senior year, clinical rotations are full time and involve all specialty areas in anesthesia, including general surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, genito-urinary surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, transplantation, and trauma. Clinical rotations include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and call - depending upon the rotation.

NSU's Master of Science in Anesthesia program will prepare the student for the national certification exam that is administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners under the auspices of the National Commission for the Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants. The certification process involves successfully completing the Certifying Examination for Anesthesiologist Assistants for initial certification; registration of continuing medical education credits every two years; and successful competition of the Examination for Continued Demonstration of Qualifications every six years.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement
Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences
Master of Science in Anesthesia – Anesthesiologist Assistant

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Master of Science in Anesthesia



Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement:  Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, Master of Science in Anesthesia program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited program is required to apply for national certification and state licensure.  At this time, we have determined that the Master of Science in Anesthesia program of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences meets the educational degree completion requirements for licensure in the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Guam, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington D.C., Wisconsin.

It is nonetheless strongly encouraged that students determine any additional requirements for licensure in the state in which they seek to be licensed. Students should refer to their state licensing bodies for requirements for licensure. For licensing board contact information and approval status, the student should see the state licensure requirements for that state where the student plans to be employed.

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