The Anesthesia Program transitioned to a doctoral degree. For this reason, the master’s program is in the process of moratorium. The Council on Accreditation for Nursing Anesthesia Programs (COA) requires that all students enrolling in a program on or after January 1, 2022, be enrolled in a COA-approved Doctoral Degree in Nursing Practice (DNP). For more information about our Doctoral Program, click on the following link:

Nurse Anesthesia Program Statistics

  • Attrition for the most recent graduating class: 0%
  • Employment of graduates within six months of graduation: 100%
  • Certification examination pass rate for first-time takers (Class of 2020): 88%

The Master of Science in Nursing with specialty in Anesthesia prepares advanced practicing nurses with a high level of scientific background who have the knowledge and skills to evaluate complex nursing anesthesia situations. Graduates should be able to assume the responsibility for arriving at indicated actions and decisions that may have profound effect upon an individual.


Prepare highly qualified, competent nurse anesthesia professionals with a solid foundation in evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills; that lead and foster collaborative efforts while educating and providing the best quality of care to a culturally diverse society.

Academic Degree

Master of Science in Nursing with Specialty in Anesthesia (MSN-SA)


  • The curriculum has been designed to prepare professional nurse anesthetists with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for delivery of anesthesia through a variety of methods and other anesthesia related care as defined in the AANA Scope and Standards for Anesthesia Practice.
  • Didactic hours: eight hundreds thirty-seven (837) hours.
  • Clinical Practice hours: twenty one hundred and seventy six (2,176) hours.
  • In addition, 33 hours of independent study are required in course ENFE 6900 – Comprehensive Nurse Anesthesia Examination.

Program’s Length of Study

  • Twenty nine (29) consecutive calendar months
  • Full-time student enrollment requirement


Nurse Anesthesia Program Statistics  (most recent graduating class 2021) 

  • Attrition: 9% (1/11)
  • Employment: 100%
  • Certification examination pass rate for first-time takers: 92%

Contact Us

Postal Address:
Central Admissions Office MSC
Nurse Anesthesia Program
PO BOX 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067

Telephone: 787-758-2525

José L. Bonilla García, DNAP, CRNA
Program Director
Ext. 2034

Edgardo Lugo, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Director
Ext. 2714

Janette Carrasquillo
Admissions Officer
Ext. 5230