The Fairfield University & Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program is a full-time, integrated, 36-month program offering a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Fairfield University and a Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia. The Program starts in May of each year and operates continuously, independent of the University calendar.

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The Clinical Experience
Students obtain their clinical experience at three approved clinical sites within a 40-mile radius of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The majority of the clinical opportunities are provided at Bridgeport Hospital, the parent institution for the nurse anesthesia program. Students gain hands on experience with a variety of regional and general anesthesia techniques under the close supervision of a supportive team of CRNA and MD clinical faculty. In addition to routine cases, our nurse anesthesia students gain experience in trauma, major burn and high-risk obstetrical cases. Enrichment rotations are provided at Northern Westchester and Waterbury Hospitals. Students rotate to each of these sites at least once during their clinical practica.

The anesthesia services offered are progressive and dynamic. Much effort has been made to provide our patient community with the most current anesthesia practices and services. This department ideal is accomplished by utilizing our ongoing Quality Management System (QMS).

Our QMS identifies patient care and practice issues requiring future education and/or skill development and generates staff, faculty and student participation. This promotes continuous improvement in patient care and a stimulating educational environment.