Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Anesthesia degree, the graduate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Support patient safety through vigilance and protection from complications. (Critical thinking, Technology)**
  • Demonstrate competence in the perianesthesia management of patients by delivering individualized, culturally competent care across the life span. (Diversity, Technology)**
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, responsibility and accountability by applying evidenced-based concepts to decision-making and problem solving when assessing, diagnosing, managing, and evaluating perianesthesia care. (Critical Thinking, Technology)**
  • Develop interpersonal communication skills promoting the effective exchange of information and collaboration while respecting patient privacy and maintaining confidentiality. (Communication, Technology)**
  • Develop a leadership style integrating critical thinking and facilitating professional collaboration. (Professionalism, Critical Thinking)**
  • Demonstrate professionalism, including a commitment to academic and personal integrity. (Professionalism)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to Clarkson College’s student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity, and Professionalism


Performance Outcomes

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
First Time Board Pass Rate 77% 87.3% 92%
Overall Board Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate (first time) 87.8% 85%** 84.5%**
Graduation Rate 87.3% 100% 100%
Job Placement/Employment Rate* 100% 100% 100%

* Employment rates taken from returned graduate surveys, employer surveys, and graduates report to program individually.

** Passing standards increased in 2014.

The Clarkson College Nurse Anesthesia Program had their onsite accreditation visit in 2015 where they received a perfect score and a full 10 year accreditation renewal through 2026.