Admission Requirements

  • Official Transcripts representing all college course work with a recommended undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution and a NLN, CCNE or ACEN accredited nursing program. 
  • Applicants who have attended a college or university outside the United States are also required to submit a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript through World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
  • Prerequisite Science GPA 3.0 or higher with preference to students who earned a B or better in all of the following prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level:
    • Human Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Microbiology
    • Chemistry
  • Unencumbered Registered Nursing License
  • Acute/Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN) or equivalent nursing specialty certification.
  • Current certifications in BLS and either ACLS or PALS. All 3 required prior to entering clinical rotations
  • Minimum one year (2-years preferred) of recent (within 2-years preferred) full-time critical care experience or the part-time equivalent with Employment Verification
    • Preference is given to applicants who have high acuity critical care experience where hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation, and vasoactive drug administration is routinely managed.
    • Preference is given to applicants with experience in shared governance leadership.
  • Completion of Graduate Record Examination (GRE), official scores must be within 5 years prior to application.
  • English Proficiency exam as applicable: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Minimum of 24 hours of shadow experience with a CRNA
  • Meet the Program Technical Standards.


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