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Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program

OLLMC NAP Class of 2018

For questions please call 856-757-3841 and/or email: LHSOLLMCNAP@lourdesnet.org

Founded in 1978, the Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program (OLLMC NAP) is one of the few hospital-based courses of its kind. OLLMC NAP is affiliated with Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions for conferment of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.

OLLMC NAP is located at:
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
1600 Haddon Ave
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 757-3897
FAX (856) 968-2568
Contact: Alice Jurski EdD, APN-A, CRNA
Program Director OLLMC NAP

The Drexel University affiliate is located at:
Drexel University
1601 Cherry Street
3 Parkway Building
Office 612
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 359-5784
Contact: Lewis Bennett DNP, CRNA
Chair Drexel University NAP

Prospective students are registered nurses with a bachelor-of-science (BSN) degree and a minimum of two years critical care experience. During the 27-month program, each student will log a minimum of 600  cases and 2000  clock hours while completing intense graduate course work in physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, physics, and principles of anesthesia practice. In addition, students complete nine on-line master’s level courses including advanced physical assessment, ethics, research, and quality and safety in healthcare. Upon completion, the student earns an MSN from Drexel University with a specialty in nurse anesthesia, and is eligible to sit for the national certification exam.

STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of OLLMC NAP is to provide an outstanding graduate-level education to critical care nurses. Students begin their journey as novice student nurse anesthetists and complete their training as supervised, proficient clinicians. Throughout this journey, the mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Health System is encouraged and supported. The NAP promotes the Franciscan tradition of serving all patients and each other with reverence, compassion, and integrity. The NAP strives for excellence in stewardship to our patients, their families, the community, and to each other. The program is committed to creating a collaborative and inclusive community that provides a forum for all adult learning styles while endorsing the principles of professional ethics and advocacy. The NAP believes that adult learning is a dynamic process requiring the active cooperation of both the student, and the faculty member, to promote lifelong learning, critical thinking skills, and autonomy. A rigorous academic and clinical curriculum provides the framework for graduate level learning. Graduates of the program are prepared for safe, entry-level practice as advanced practice nurse anesthetists.

OLLMC NAP FACULTY

Program Director:
Alice Jurski EdD, APN-A, CRNA

Assistant Program Director:
Candace Ghaul DNP, APN-A, CRNA

Clinical Director:
Jackie Pepe MSN, APN-A, CRNA

Chairman Department of Anesthesia:
J. Mark Armstrong, MD

Clinical Staff

DREXEL ACADEMIC AFFILIATE LIAISON

Kirsten Connolly, MA
Admissions and Academic Student Services Manager
kjb52@drexel.edu

ACCREDITATION

Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036 (202)-887-6791.   Drexel University’s educational programs are accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

The Lourdes Nurse Anesthesia Program received ten year accreditation status through the Council on Accreditation (COA) on October 9, 2009. A COA list of accredited nurse anesthesia programs can be found at: http://home.coa.us.com/accredited-programs/Pages/List-of-Recognized-Programs-(LORP).aspx

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs
222 South Prospect Avenue
Suite 304
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4010
(847)692-7050 FAX (847) 693-7137
Website: http://coacrna.org
Email: accreditation@coa.us.com

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