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Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Active RN license in good standing
  • A minimum of one year of critical care experience as an RN. Highest priority is given to applicants with the most recent experience in high acuity environments and a broad base of adult invasive hemodynamic and ventilator monitoring and management.
  • Successful completion of the following undergraduate course prerequisites: (3 credit hours each)
    • Physics (Algebra-based)
    • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
    • Anatomy and Physiology**
    • Health Assessment**
    • Statistics
  • CCRN certification (not required but highly recommended)
  • An email with additional information regarding compliance requirements will be sent three months prior to start date.

**Often part of an undergraduate nursing curriculum.

Advanced Standing/Transfer Credits

  • If an applicant has previously been enrolled in a nurse anesthesia program, he/she can apply; however, no anesthesia-specific courses will be transferable.
  • Advanced Standing/Transfer Credit: The MSN Essential Core Courses may be accepted for transfer only if approved by the program director. Examples of those that may be transferable include: Statistics and Epidemiology for Advanced Practice, Evidence-based Practice & Research Methods, Health Promotion in Individuals & Vulnerable Populations, Health Care Policy & Ethics and Organization & Systems Leadership. A maximum of 9 credits may be accepted for transfer.


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