Anesthesia Training Program
In 2016, Humboldt General Hospital launched the Anesthesia Training Program
in partnership with Midwestern University’s Glendale, Arizona campus.
Students in their second year of Midwestern University’s Nurse Anesthesia
Program are invited to Winnemucca, Nevada, to complete one of five clinical
phases prior to graduation with their Master of Science degree with a
concentration in Nurse Anesthesia.
Midwestern University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program includes a 4-quarter
didactic phase and a 5-quarter clinical phase. The initial portion of
the didactic phase of the program provides students with a strong foundation
in the basic sciences. Students are then introduced to a series of courses
that address all aspects of anesthesia equipment and anesthesia management.
The clinical phase of the program begins in the summer of the second year
of the program. This phase of the program provides students with the necessary
hands-on experience to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential
to the practice of nurse anesthesia in a variety of practice settings.
Upon arrival at Humboldt General Hospital, students are exposed to a broad
range of experiences in a rural setting, as well as specialty rotations
in general surgery, orthopedics and obstetrics.
Two board certified anesthesia providers oversee the Anesthesia Training
Program at Humboldt General Hospital. Humboldt General currently hosts
one student for each 13-week quarter; eventually, the hospital will host
two students at a time. Students are supervised at all times by one of
the two anesthesia providers.
The partnership between Humboldt General Hospital and Midwestern University
is a win-win opportunity. Not only does HGH have the opportunity to provide
valuable on-the-job training to a student anesthesia provider in a rural
hospital setting, but having a student on site increases the hospital’s
ability to provide anesthesia services at critical times at no additional
cost to the hospital or taxpayers.
For more information on Humboldt General Hospital’s Anesthesia Training
Program, please contact Humboldt General Hospital Director of Anesthesia
Services Mark Reyka at (775) 623-5222, ext. 1256, or email
For more information about Midwestern University’s Nurse Anesthesia
Program, including information on clinical rotations at Humboldt General
Hospital, please visit