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Program Description

The Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia Doctoral Program(DMPNA) is an innovative practice doctorate developed jointly by the Lewis College of Business and the Charleston Area Medical Center Health Education and Research Institute School of Nurse Anesthesia (CAMC).  The Program offers a unique combination of advanced professional nurse anesthesia practice and entrepreneurial business management training. The goal of this program is to produce DMPNA graduates who will become respected health care leaders who promote and enhance the delivery of cost efficient, high quality, evidence-based health care services to the public.

The 36 month program is delivered in an integrated classroom and clinical format designed to prepare certified registered nurses for a career in the field of nurse anesthesia.  At the end of the program, graduates will have completed 127 hours of study and clinical practice as well as a comprehensive doctoral research project.  Students attend classes at the Marshall University South Charleston campus as well as CAMC’s medical facilities in Charleston.


The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). 

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, Ill. 60068-4001
Main Number: 847-655-1160
Fax: 847-692-7137

The COA is fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Marshall University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Attrition and certification rates

Graduating class




Immediately employed







The attrition rate for the class of 2017 was 0%
COA calculated certification examination pass rate for the CAMC class of 2017 was 61%. 100% of the 2017 graduates have achieved certification.


About the Program   Clinical Services

Average case numbers for the graduates of 2018:

Total cases 795
ASA III and IV 451
Class V 5
Pediatric 75
Emergencies 66
Intracranial 13
Intrathoracic 48
Heart 16
Obstetrical 58
Invasive line insertions 28
Regional administration 108
Alternative airway management 49


Click here for archived information regarding previous graduating classes


For information about our Nurse Anesthesia Program write to:
CAMC School of Nurse Anesthesia
3110 MacCorkle Avenue SE. Room 2041
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: 304-388-9950 | Fax: 304-388-9955


CAMC School of Nurse Anesthesia - 3110 MacCorkle Avenue S.E., Room 2041
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
(304) 388-9950 Phone |  (304) 388-9955 FAX

CAMC Health Education and Research Institute, Inc.
3110 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 388-9960

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