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About this course
Our M.S. in Nurse Anesthesia is a 27-month, two-phase program that positions you to succeed in a range of different clinical settings.
- Graduation from a regionally accredited baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing OR graduation from a regionally accredited associate degree program in nursing and completion of a baccalaureate degree in another field
- Submission of official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended as part of the complete application
- Proof of current licensure as a registered nurse in your own state at the time of application; with licensure in the state where clinical experience is obtained after admissions.
- Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0, especially in the science and professional courses is highly recommended
- “Shadowing" a nurse anesthetist for at least a day in the operating room prior to application and "shadowing" a student registered nurse anesthetist for a day, highly recommended to more fully understand the commitment involved in studying to become a nurse anesthetist
- Minimum of one year of experience (two or more years recommended) as a registered nurse in a critical care area (specifically ICU, CCU, CVICU, SICU, MICU, NICU, PICU and Neuro ICU) prior to application to the program (Note: Emergency Room, Recovery Room or Post-Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) will be considered on a case by case basis but generally not sufficient as the sole critical care experience.)
- Three (3) references/recommendations, one must be from the applicant's immediate acute care nursing supervisor/manager attesting to the total length of time, in years and months, the applicant has worked in the acute care setting as a registered nurse
- Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
- Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
- CCRN and/or other specialty certification (i.e., CEN), highly recommended Please submit copy of certification as well as scores.