A: The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia is a challenging full-time, 28-month, 72-credit academic and clinical endeavor. This concentration consists of seven continuous semesters starting annually in August. During the first three semesters, you will follow the university’s academic calendar. These semesters do include a majority of the didactic courses coupled with a component of simulation experience, and a shadowing experience where the student will be in the hospital approximately one day a week. Once you begin full-time clinical the last four semesters of the program, your schedule will be independent of the college calendar, and your didactic course load will decrease to reflect the increase in clinical hours.