Sep 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anesthesia (ANE)

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4106 William S. White Building

303 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48502

Office:  (810) 762-3147

Fax:  (810) 762-3019

Program Administration

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.

Graduate Degrees

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.


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