In order to provide the best care to patients, healthcare workers must constantly learn new things to stay up-to-date in their field. Continuing education has become an important tool in the healthcare industry.
“When working in the hospital as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), you are sometimes given continuing education money in order to keep your license,” said Dr. Monika Feeney, department head School of Anesthesia.
The world-renowned medical organization, the Mayo Clinic, has established a program to ensure its employees get the best continuing education possible.
“The Mayo Clinic recently announced that they will pay 100% of the tuition for any of their CRNA employees wanting to get the DNAP at Missouri State.”
How the program works
CRNAs who are wanting to get into the program must currently have their master’s and be prepared to get their doctorate.
“The doctorate degree can be completed in one, two or three years,” said Feeney. “They are all distance classes, so students can complete the program where they currently reside”
The university also has a satellite campus on Mayo Clinic’s campus where they offer onsite options for required Campus time. “Our program is made for working people and that drew the attention of Mayo Clinic,” said Feeney. “We are really excited about the opportunity they are giving their employees and this partnership we have.”
How to apply
Current CRNAs at Mayo Clinic are asked to apply through the Missouri State DNAP application.
Applicants will then go through an interview process to determine if they are eligible for this program.
Students will be selected shortly after the interview process.