Welcome

The M.S. Nurse Anesthesia degree was discontinued in 2012 and is no longer accepting applications, but we will be keeping information on the degree as a reference and resource for those still enrolled in the program before its cancellation. Current students may click on "Current Students" tab above.

Welcome to the graduate program in Nurse Anesthesia jointly administered by Saint Joseph’s University and Nazareth Hospital. Part of the Mercy Health System and Catholic Health System, Nazareth Hospital is an award-winning and nationally recognized healthcare provider conveniently located in Philadelphia. Nazareth offers a rich tradition of clinically excellent education that enables students to qualify for certification by the Council of Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.

Collaboratively, we offer a comprehensive anesthesia curriculum that uniquely includes graduate coursework in health care administration, education, ethics, law, and research. Many of our nurse anesthesia graduates have gone on to assume health care leadership and entrepreneurial roles in the anesthesia arena. And as our nurse anesthesia training is hospital-based, Saint Joseph’s students uniquely receive personalized and nurturing clinical instruction from their own anesthesia department.

Our program, which is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, is distinguished and respected for its ability to offer excellent instruction, maintain rigorous expectations, and being fondly remembered by many alumni as an exceptional experience.