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Nurse Anesthetist Program Celebrates 65th Anniversary

By Angela Koenig
Published February 2011

The 65th anniversary of the UC College of Nursing nurse anesthetist program was celebrated Jan. 24th with an open house at UC Health University Hospital. The 27-month masterís level nursing program prepares certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) for practice in a variety of health care settings in both the private and public sectors. University Hospital nurse anesthetist Carolyn Nicholson (above), who graduated from the UC program in 1971, attended the open house.

Nicholson also serves as a clinical instructor for College of Nursing students.

"Weíre pretty proud of our program,Ē she says, noting that it is also the fourth oldest program of its kind in the country. UCís nurse anesthesia program is ranked 11th in the nation by the U.S.News and World Report.  

To view a video of Carolyn Nicholson talking about the certified registered nurse anesthetist program at UC, visit healthnews.uc.edu/video.

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