Nurse Anesthesia Admission Criteria

  • Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program 
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • An on-campus interview
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the past 5 years
    • Old test: Combined score (verbal and quantitative): 1000; Analytical writing 4
    • New test: Verbal : 153; Quantitative: 144; Analytical writing
    • The Millers Analogy Test(MAT) is not accepted.
  • Flexibility in the GRE scoring will be exercised as we make the transition to the new GRE process.   
  • At least one year of full-time critical care experience as an RN. Acceptable experiences include Cardiac Care Unit, Cardiovascular Recovery, Medical ICU, Neuro ICU, Neonatal ICU, Surgical ICU, Burn ICU, Trauma ICU, and Pediatric ICU
  • Pre-requisite undergraduate courses: General Chemistry, Research, both with a grade of “B” or better
  • Three letters of reference submitted through NursingCas. The three required recommendations should be from 1) current or previous professor, 2) work supervisor, 3) professional colleague. 
  • International applicants or American citizens who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer) or 80 (internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  •  Exceptions to any admission requirements will be handled on an individual basis


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