What will I learn?

The Nurse Anesthesia track prepares students as expert clinicians for every stage and in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered to patients. Because nurse anesthetists are responsible for direct patient care, students gain hands-on experience in a variety of regional (neuraxial and peripheral blocks) and general anesthesia techniques under the supervision of CRNA and M.D. faculty. In addition to "routine" surgical cases, nurse anesthesia students enhance their preparation by participating in trauma, major burn, and high-risk obstetrical cases. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the certification examination administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. Successful completion of this examination allows the new graduate to practice as a nurse anesthetist in all patient care settings. The DNP Nurse Anesthesia track requires 75 credits and a completion of a DNP Project.

Which department am I in?

Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

Study options

Full Time (75 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,000 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

1073 North Benson Road,



6824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have earned undergraduate degree outside of the United States.

For international students

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 with a science GPA of 3.0.
  • Two semesters of biology, at least one semester of chemistry, one semester of microbiology, and one semester of college math. Physics is strongly recommended.

IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 80, a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language is the preferred documentation

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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