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Advanced Pain Management Fellowship

This post-masters certificate program in advanced pain management for nurse anesthetists is comprised of a classroom component offered via distance education (didactic education) and a clinical component (hands-on clinical experience offered through one or more clinical sites).

The goal of this post-graduate program is to approach pain management holistically by addressing the treatment of pain in ways that ultimately seek to restore normal homeostatic well-being. When a return to normal and healthy regulation is not possible, the student will seek to provide comfort, hope and meaning to support a patient’s highest potential of human functioning.

To be admitted, you must be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who hold a graduate degree. Completion of the AANA Jack Neary I Workshop is required prior to enrollment in the program. This workshop includes 5 AANALearn online modules and a Physical Assessment course offered by the AANA.

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

The mission of the program is to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to be competent providers of care to patients who suffer from chronic pain. The purpose of the Advanced Pain Management program is to educate and prepare advanced pain management practitioners to deliver holistic pain management care, including comprehensive pain management interventions and patient education. Graduates from the Advanced Pain Management Fellowship Program who meet all of the NBCRNA eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the Nonsurgical Pain Management (NSPM) sub-specialty certification exam. The NSPM credential program measures the knowledge, skills, and abilities of NBCRNA-certified registered nurse anesthetists for practice in the NSPM field (http://www.nbcrna.com/NSPM/Pages/NSPM.aspx).

The advanced Pain Management Fellowship is a 12-month program comprised of nine online courses and three clinical practicums for a total of 22 credit hours.