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Admissions Requirements

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College has selected its last Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Anesthesia cohort. Pending final approval, Goldfarb’s newly developed Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia cohort will begin in January 2020. Applications for the DNP Nurse Anesthesia program are now being accepted. Learn more about the new DNP program by visiting the program webpage.
  • 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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