Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice at Rocky Vista University

| Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice | Mission and Vision



The Rocky Vista University Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program is driven by a philosophy of fostering enthusiasm and dedication to scientific education. We believe in instilling a deep passion and commitment in our students as they pursue their studies and clinical practice. By infusing our educational approach with this passion, we aim to inspire and empower our graduates to positively impact the well-being of individuals in our local and national communities.

The DNAP program strives to inspire motivation, dedication, and intelligent application of advanced scientific principles supported by technological expertise. Our mission is to serve the public and private health systems responsible for ensuring community health and safety. Our educational programs aim to foster a strong sense of purpose and drive in our students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute effectively to providing healthcare services in their communities.

The DNAP program acknowledges the importance of personal, professional, scientific, and community character. We are dedicated to offering exceptional clinical and didactic educational experiences to our students. These experiences are designed to cultivate lifelong habits vital for sustained success in nurse anesthesiology practice. By focusing on the holistic development of our students, we aim to equip them with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to excel in their careers and positively impact the communities they serve.

Vision Statement

The RVU DNAP program is a pivotal part of RVU’s growth, and it contributes to RVU’s mission and vision as a major health sciences center comprised of a diverse student population, serving the Rocky Mountain West region.

The RVU DNAP program offers resources for students to achieve personal and academic success, including

  1. interaction with quality educators and researchers; b) a rigorous curriculum consisting of the application of active learning by faculty and students; and c) the requirement of individual

The RVU DNAP program promotes life-long learning and competency in its students via its emphasis on the development of educational skills and critical thinking, and through the encouragement of scientific inquiry.

The RVU DNAP program curriculum and learning environment integrates a strong foundation of biomedical knowledge with the professional, cultural, and ethical traits desired in its students and graduates.



8401 South Chambers Rd.
Englewood, CO 80112

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