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CRNA program

The THS/MSU Program of Anesthesia offers a graduate degree in nurse anesthesia as a collaborative effort between St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Trover Health System and Murray State University. The program is dedicated to graduating nurse anesthetists of the highest professional competence residing in a rural area who are committed to returning to rural areas to practice. The program was initiated in 1992.


The purpose of the Trover Health System/Murray State University Program of Anesthesia is to educate carefully selected registered nurses that have become motivated to enter a specialized area of nursing. St. Claire Regional Medical Center and Regional Medical Center, Madisonville, KY serve as primary clinical sites.


The Program provides didactic and clinical education to eligible RN/BSN students so that they will be eligible to take the Certification Examination given by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists and to assume entry level positions in a wide variety of clinical setting, but especially in the rural setting in the state of Kentucky, as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) upon graduation.


The Murray State University MSN and BSN programs are accredited by the Council on Collegiate Nursing Education.


The Trover Health System/Murray State University Program of Anesthesia has received full accreditation status from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Admission Requirements: Applicants to the Program must meet a list of requirements and have completed specific areas of study.

Application Procedure: Prospective students must supply the required information and submit to a physical examination.

Curriculum: An outline of the 28 month curriculum for the Program along with descriptions of each course.

General Information: Information about tuition, expenses and policies.

Community Health Education
The Northeast AHEC facilitates and partners in a variety of community health events, which target community members in all stages of life. Many of these community activities include: health screenings, facilitation of speakers and educational booths on a variety of healthcare related topics, and instruction of community CPR courses.


Our largest community health event is our annual community baby shower, "Oh Baby! It's a Baby Shower." This event attracts over 500 new, expectant and adopting parents and family members each year. The day includes: numerous informational booths from local organizations and vendors, a question and answer booth with local healthcare professionals, and many infant care door prizes donated by area businesses and organizations.


As an ongoing community health education outreach, the Northeast AHEC has partnered with Morehead State Public Radio to provide "Health Matters." The program is broadcast on WMKY at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday evenings and 6 a.m. on Sunday mornings.


For more information about the Northeast AHEC's community health education, contact Loretta Burchett at laburchett@st-claire.org or 606-783-6830.