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DNP Nurse Anesthesia Admission Requirements

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The application process involves a number of different components. Please begin your application early in the cycle, well before the earliest deadline.  This will allow the necessary time to verify and process your application.  There are different deadlines for some programs so be sure and check the dates. Please consult the main Future Students page for important application and admission dates.

DNP Nurse Anesthesia program requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale, a BSN, a minimum of one year of recent (within the past two years), full-time critical care (such as ICU) nursing experience and completion of the GRE (GRE Test Code is 1850) within five years of application. Official scores must be provided with application.

Application Guidelines

Complete the NursingCAS application

August 15 is the application deadline for the Nurse Anesthesia Option for the cohort entering the following June.

  1. Complete the NursingCAS application. 
  2. Request that ALL higher education transcripts be sent directly to NursingCAS using their Transcript Request Form.
  3. Enter recommenders’ contact information directly into the NursingCAS system. Recommenders should be three persons who know you well enough to evaluate your ability for successful completion of the CRNA program. Two (2) references should be from former nursing professors and one (1) should be from a current or recent nursing supervisor.
  4. Submit your GRE scores in NursingCAS AND request that your official results are sent to UTHSC (code 1850) and College of Nursing (code1850).
  5. Scan and upload all of your nursing licenses, ACLS, PALS, and CCRN certifications into NursingCAS.
Program Requirements Overview
DNP Nurse Anesthesia program requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale or 3.2 earned during applicant’s most recently completed degree program, a BSN, a minimum of one year of recent (within the past two years), full-time critical care (such as ICU) nursing experience and completion of the GRE (GRE Test Code is 1850) within five years of application. Official scores must be provided with application.
Cumulative GPA and Prior Degrees

The cumulative GPA computation is based on all collegiate work. As a summary statement, we are looking for students whose academic records clearly show their ability to be successful in graduate school. Basic science grades are an important indicator of academic ability. Only applicants with cumulative GPA = 3.0 based on all collegiate work or cumulative GPA = 3.2 earned during applicant’s most recently completed degree program will be considered for admission. GPA calculation for most recently completed degree will be based only grades earned at the degree-granting institution.

Applicants may submit additional documents to demonstrate professional scholarship and leadership abilities that could make them more competitive. Most of our applicants have, on average, three to five years of critical care experience.

Laptop Required & Essential Computer Skills

Must own a web-connected personal computer.

Computer/web-based literacy skills expected.

Once accepted, students will referred to the UTHSC College of Nursing Computer and Software Requirements.

 

Important Notes
  • Enter all Colleges attended. Enter all undergraduate, graduate, professional and foreign institutions that you have attended even if it was only for a single course or college credit awarded while you were in high school. Official transcripts will be necessary for all undergraduate, graduate and professional coursework (taken toward a bachelor's degree). Foreign coursework(non-Canadian) will need to be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • Transcripts from any non-U.S. institution must be sent to and verified by a NACES accredited agency, for example, the World Education Services (WES).
Fees

NursingCAS fees are $65 to apply for DNP admission. After acceptance, students are required to submit a $75 Application Processing Fee and a Guaranteed Enrollment Deposit (GED). The GED is a non-refundable fee due within 30 days of acceptance, is held in escrow and applied to the student’s first term of study. The GED for DNP Nurse Anesthesia students is $1,500. The GED for all other DNP students is $200.

Applicants must complete a successful criminal background check and drug screen within 30 days of official acceptance to the DNP Program. The fee is $162 for accepted DNP students. Background checks and drug screens must be repeated throughout the student’s program of study.

Last Published: Sep 13, 2017