Graduate Certificate in Advanced Pain Management
An innovative advanced pain management certificate for certified registered nurse anesthetist providers.
- Convenient online program with a 3-day on campus clinical experience
- Four sequential courses over two consecutive semesters
- Utilizes evidence-based guidelines in understanding and treating both acute & chronic pain
- Concept of pain beyond traditional views of interpretation and modulation of nociceptive impulses
The Certificate program is online and requires a three day simulation/cadaver experience at USF CAMLS in Tampa, FL.
The Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), is a 90,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, facility with every possible form of health professional education and training, for individuals and teams.
Course Sequence(Class size limited to 30 students yearly)
- NGR 6470 Assessment and Psychology of Pain (Spring Enrollment)
- NGR 6471 Concepts of Pain Pathophysiology (Fall Enrollment)
- NGR 6472 Pharmacology of Pain Management (Fall Enrollment)
- NGR 6473 Interventional Procedures/Simulation in Pain Management (Spring Enrollment)
“Pain is a complex phenomenon mediated through mechanisms that involve more than the traditional view of tissue damage. Traditional views of aligning pain only with tissue damaging stimuli are limiting and may be the driving force behind economic costs associated with the treatment of pain to be estimated at $560-635 billion annually. CRNA's who enroll in the advanced pain management program at the University of South Florida will be presented with a challenging curriculum intended to transform traditional views and provide the knowledge and skills necessary to vastly improve the treatment of pain.”
This highly innovative on-line program consists of four courses to be delivered sequentially over two consecutive semesters. The concepts presented in each course will establish a framework of knowledge intended to impart the certified registered nurse anesthetist with the necessary background to understand and treat pain utilizing effective and relevant evidence based guidelines.
The curriculum in each course will address the concept of pain beyond the traditional views of interpretation and modulation of nociceptive impulses. Pain evolves not only from tissue damaging stimuli, but may also serve as a consequence of the way stress, sleep, and central autonomic nervous system tone affect brain function.
Application Process and Deadlines
Application ProcessPlease visit USF Innovation Education’s application process page to access the application. (Note: the application process for fall admission will initiate in mid-December the year prior to the start of the program.)
In addition, to the application form please submit:
1. Official transcript from applicant’s nurse anesthesia program only
2. A curriculum vitae
3. Letter of Interest
4. Reference letter from a supervising clinician
See the Office of the Registrar, Non-Degree Admission page for additional information.
Admission Requirements, Prerequisites and Cost
Applicants must have a master/doctoral degree from an Accredited Nurse Anesthesia Program.
Practicing nurse anesthetist
Cost Per Credit Hour:
$800.00 per credit hour at 12 credits for a total of $9,600.00, and includes the simulation/cadaver course. Travel, hotel accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the student.
Learn MoreFor additional information visit the Innovative Education Office at: http://gradcerts.usf.edu
Note: Admission to a graduate certificate program does not imply automatic acceptance into a graduate degree program.
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