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Nurse Anesthesia Program

Admissions Requirements

  1. The Nurse Anesthesia program requires a minimum of two years of current critical care experience (EXCLUDING ORIENTATION), which must be completed within the last three (3) years by the time of application
  • This experience must be completed in one of the following intensive care units:
    1. Surgical
    2. Medical
    3. Cardio Thoracic
  • Experience in the following intensive care units (d, e, f, g) will be accepted, ONLY if combined with one of the experiences listed above (a, b, or c ) for a minimum of one year.
    1. Neonatal
    2. Pediatric
    3. Coronary Care Unit
    4. Neurosurgical
  • For the Nurse Anesthesia program, CCRN certification is required. Additionally, BLS, ACLS and PALS must be issued from the "American Heart Association".
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 
  • A New York State R.N. license
  • Candidates may be called for an interview
  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale is preferred
  • A letter grade of “B” or better in the following undergraduate nursing courses:
    • Statistics
    • Nursing Research
    • Undergraduate Health/Physical Assessment Skill