Department of Biology

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice


Frequently Asked Questions


Is this program accredited?

The nurse anesthesia programs at Integrated Anesthesia Associates of Hartford and Yale New Haven Hospital have an Academic Affiliation Agreement with Central Connecticut State University which grants the Doctor in Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree. We have approval from New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) to offer this doctoral program beginning in May of 2017.


Am I required to attend on-campus sessions?

Entry level students have full time on-campus/clinical requirements in conjunction with on-line hybrid courses.

Advanced specialization students are required to attend 2-3 on-campus sessions per year given that the program is accredited as ‘hybrid’.  Graduate students come onto campus in August, January, and May of each year.  The on-campus schedule will be posted in advance for planning purposes.


Do you offer financial aid?

To inquire about financial aid, contact Central Connecticut State University’s financial aid Office.

Davidson Hall 221
1615 Stanley Street – P.O. Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050-4010
Phone: 860-832-2223


May I attend part-time?  What is the length of the program?

There is no opportunity for entry level students to attend the program part-time.  It is a full-time 36 month commitment.

The advanced specialization program is designed for the working CRNA.
Students are encouraged to undertake the predetermined program schedule over 5 semesters due to the structure and sequence of courses.