Our History

Founded in 1950, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) provides graduate-level education and training of nurse anesthetists in a Christian environment born of its Seventh-day Adventist heritage. MTSA is the only independent, fully accredited anesthesia institution of its kind in the nation, instilling excellence through innovative and diverse clinical experience. A leader in academic, clinical and professional distinction, MTSA is responsive to the needs of its constituents, providing affordable graduate education for students from diverse backgrounds. MTSA has created the nation’s only accredited postgraduate Fellowship in Acute Pain Management, offering advanced education opportunities, both clinically and academically, through a unique online delivery mechanism and clinical affiliate site agreements.


Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia exists to provide a Christian, Seventh-day Adventist learning environment that fosters the pursuit of truth, excellence in and access to graduate nurse anesthesia education, and a life of service.

Our Vision

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia endeavors to be a National leader in academic and professional excellence, specific to graduate nurse anesthesia education. The School will remain responsive to the needs of its constituents and its diverse student body.

Core Values

  • Christian, Seventh-day Adventist values-driven curriculum and program
  • Academic and clinical excellence that fosters a life of service
  • Wholistic approach to education, health care, and a balanced lifestyle
  • Graduate education that prepares nurses and CRNAs to complete their educational goals and enter the workplace with confidence