Nurse Anesthesia: FAQs

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Q. What courses will best prepare me for the program?

A. Upper level or graduate level courses in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, physics, organic chemistry, and biochemistry will strengthen your foundation and enhance the competitiveness of your application.

Q. Can I apply for admission if I am enrolled in a degree completion program and scheduled to finish my BSN after the application deadline?

A. Yes, a registered nurse who is completing the BSN may apply to the program. He or she must provide a current transcript prior to an admission interview, and then provide a final official transcript upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree and prior to enrollment.

Q. How many years of nursing experience do accepted applicants usually have?

A. Applicants are required to have a minimum of one year of recent critical care experience (within the last 3 years) to enter the program. However, most applicants have at least two to three years of critical care experience, and the average amount of critical care experience from the past three incoming cohorts is just over four years.

Q. Can I work during the program?

A. Working during the program is highly discouraged due to the intense nature of the coursework.