"Save one life and you’re a hero.
Save one hundred lives and you’re a nurse." -Anonymous
Lizzie Kerrick - Graduate Program Recruiter
phone: (414) 288-4792
Providing patients a comfortable and pain-free experience during one of the most critical times in their health care experience is crucial. As one of only two DNP nurse anesthesia programs in Wisconsin, we ensure our students are equipped in a variety of regional and general anesthesia techniques for every setting in which anesthesia is delivered to patients.
As a student at Marquette University, you'll graduate as an expert clinician who understands the complexities of health care, including patient safety, advanced diagnostics and treatments, information technology, business management and health care finance.
CRNAs are some of the highest paid RNs in the field. Depending on the work setting and state where CRNAs are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, CRNAs made between $105,400 to $242,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $157,000.
Application Deadline and
Work Requirements (in order to apply)
2019-20 - $1,170 per credit
3 years, full-time only
January 10 fall start.
Interviews in February-March.
10 students admitted each year
Minimum of one-two years of full-time work experience (or its part-time equivalent) as an RN in a critical care setting
These programs are generally completed on a part-time basis (3-6 credits per term) while students are working. Personalized plans of study are created collaboratively by each student and the adviser in order to create a manageable and flexible schedule.
Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
Healthcare Informatics, Technology and Prof Issues (online course)
Scientific Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Nurse Anesthesia Physiology (Hybrid)
Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing (online course)
Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice
Nurse Anesthesia Neurobiology (hybrid course)
Nurse Anesthesia Basic Principles
Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (online)
Ethics, Policy and Health Care Advocacy (hybrid course)
Nurse Anesthesia Advanced Principles I
Professional Issues in Nurse Anesthesia DNP Practice
Nurse Anesthesia Clinical I (1 day/week)
Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care (online course)
Epidemiology (hybrid course)
Nurse Anesthesia Advanced Principles II
Nurse Anesthesia Clinical II (2 days/week)
Translational Research (online course)
Nurse Anesthesia Residency (4 days/week)
Organizational and Systems Leadership (online course)
Nurse Anesthesia Residency II (4 days/week)
Capstone I (hybrid course)
Nurse Anesthesia Residency III (4 days/week)
Capstone II (hybrid course)
Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Immersion I (DNP Residency, 4 days/week)
Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Immersion II (DNP Residency, 4 days/week)
Jose (Jay) Tumulak, DNP, CRNA, APRN
Associate Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor
Mary Karlet, PhD, CRNA, APRN
Devarsh Murthy, DNP, CRNA, APNP
Christopher M. Repsa, DNP, CRNA, APNP
Maura White, DNP, CRNA, APNP
phone: (414) 288-4792