Feb 04, 2023
Department: Dean’s Office
The Advanced Pain Management Fellowship Graduate Certificate imparts the certified registered nurse anesthetist with the necessary background to understand and treat pain utilizing effective and relevant evidence-based guidelines.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Board certified CRNA with an appropriate graduate degree from an accredited university.
- Masters or Doctoral degree from an accredited institution
- Board Certified CRNA with an appropriate graduate degree from an accredited university
- Minimum GPA of 3.00 on all course work
- Minimum of two years experience as a CRNA
In addition to the application forms please submit:
- A curriculum vitae
- Transcripts from a graduate CRNA program
- Copy of active NBCRNA card
- Letter of Reference from a Clinical Colleague
*Note: Applications will be reviewed and students will be accepted until the maximum capacity for the graduate certificate program has been reached.
Curriculum Requirements (15 credit hours)
- NGR 6470 Assessment, Radiology, and Psychology of Pain Credit Hours: 3
Taught in the spring as part of the five-course sequence for the certificate. The course is presented in eight separate modules.
- NGR 6471 Concepts of Pain Pathophysiology Credit Hours: 3
Taught in the fall as part of the five-course sequence for the certificate. The course is presented in eight separate modules.
- NGR 6472 Pharmacology of Pain Management Credit Hours: 3 (online)
Taught in the fall as part of the five course sequence for the certificate. The course is presented in eight separate modules.
- NGR 6473C Interventional Procedures/Simulations in Pain Management Credit Hours: 3 (Partially online)
Students must come to campus for a weekend simulation activity at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation - CAMLS.
Taught in the spring as part of the five-course sequence for the Certificate. The course is presented in eight modules. Students must have taken NGR 6470 and NGR 6471 before enrolling in this class.
- NGR 6474C Pain Management Clinical Residency Credit Hours: 3
Pain Management Clinical Residency will be taught in the summer as part of the five-course sequence of the Advanced Pain Management Fellowship certificate. The course is presented in eight modules.
Most modules are divided into three sections to include an overview, content, and discussion. The overview includes a summary of activities to be presented. This is accomplished through a module activity plan, module description, and learning outcomes. The content section includes reading assignments, video presentations provided by USF faculty, and other resources in the form of on-line presentations aimed at reinforcing concepts and knowledge base. The discussion section provides thoughtful and critical questions that students must address in a discussion board format.
Graduate Certificate Time Limit
Five (5) Years.
Graduate Certificate Completion
For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.