4106 William S. White Building
303 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48502
Office: (810) 762-3147
Fax: (810) 762-3019
Program Director Gena Welch, DrAP, CRNA
Didactic Faculty Amy Franckowiac, MS, CRNA
Completion Program Coordinator Lawrence Stump, BSN, MEd, CRNA
Administrative Specialist Diane Lapp
Administrative Assistant Shawn Makuch
To become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), a licensed registered nurse must successfully complete an accredited entry-level nurse anesthesia program and pass the National Certification Examination (NCE) given by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
The UM-Flint Nurse Anesthesia Program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to administer high quality anesthetic care and be well prepared to enter expanding leadership and specialty roles within the complex field of healthcare. Graduates exceed minimum standards set by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
The Anesthesia Program is fully accredited through the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, ph. 847-655-1160. The next accreditation review takes place in 2024. A complete list of accredited anesthesia programs is available from the COA website.
For the practicing registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate biological science:
Anesthesia Entry-Level Program (DNAP) : The entry-level DNAP degree program is for the licensed registered nurse who wants to become a CRNA and pursue a career in nurse anesthesia. Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for successful entry into independent nurse anesthesia practice under close clinical and didactic supervision. The three-year curriculum combines intensive didactic coursework with concurrent clinical experiences at affiliate clinical sites throughout Michigan. The program’s faculty and staff are highly dedicated to graduates’ achievement of full professional competence.