Four Receive DNAP Degrees at SVC

by Public Relations | Dec 20, 2017

Saint Vincent College awards four doctor of nurse anesthesia degrees (002)

Four students completed the professional graduate education doctoral completion program jointly offered by Excela Health School of Anesthesia and Saint Vincent College and were awarded the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree at Saint Vincent College’s 13th annual December Commencement on Dec. 16. Dr. Stephen Jodis, standing second from right, dean of the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing; Susan Tranchine, standing right, assistant director of the program; Dr. Michael DeBroeck, standing second from left, director of the program, Excela Health School of Anesthesia; and Dr. John Borza, director of the program, Saint Vincent College, standing left, joined the graduates after the ceremony. Seated, from left, are Brooke Susan Bias of Curwensville; Rebecca Bianchin Sullivan of Ruffs Dale, Ashley Marie Felker-Davis of Pittsburgh (15226) and Garalynn Vranick Tomas of North Ridgeville, Ohio. The program, one of the first in the country and one of only a handful in the United States to accommodate the needs of working nurse anesthetists, prepares Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists to earn a DNAP and become leaders in this rapidly developing field of health care.


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