DNP Anesthesia Admission Requirements

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.

Apply Early

Please don't wait until the night before a program deadline to submit your application. You should apply before the earliest deadline of the program(s) that you are applying to. This will allow the necessary time to verify and process your application.

Application Guidelines


FAQs

Part 1: The Application Process

September 1 is the application deadline for the Nurse Anesthesia Option for the cohort entering the following June.

Please note that all application materials, including official transcripts from all schools attended and recommendation forms, must be postmarked on or before the deadline in order for your application to be considered.

  1. Complete the brief paper application. Microsoft Word link icon
  2. Acquire an official copy of ALL higher education transcripts by requesting that they are mailed directly to you -- DO NOT open the envelopes!
  3. Send a copy of the recommendation formMicrosoft Word link icon to 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. In your cover letter, request that they return their completed evaluation to YOU in a sealed envelope. Remind evaluators to write their signature on the back of the envelope across seam after they have sealed it.
  4. Photocopy your GRE results AND request that your official results are sent to UTHSC (code 1850) and College of Nursing (code1850).
  5. Photocopy all your nursing licenses, ACLS, CCRN and PALS certifications.
  6. Place all of the above documents in one (1) large envelope. Personally deliver or mail the envelope to: Office of Student Affairs. Attn: Roylynn Germain 920 Madison Ave. Suite 1020 Memphis TN 38163

You will be contacted and given further instruction regarding your application within one (1) week of the receipt of your documents.

Part 2: Program Requirements Overview

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.

Part 3: 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. We are interested in applicants with obvious maturity and a strong commitment to study and clinical excellence.

Part 4: Laptop Required & Essential Computer Skills

  • Must own a web-connected laptop.
  • Computer/web-based literacy skills expected.
  • Once accepted, students will referred to the UTHSC College of Nursing Computer and Software Requirements.

Part 5: Remember

  • 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).
  • Enter all College Level Coursework. You must enter all coursework including courses in which you received a grade of “W” or“Inc.” Enter all in-progress and planned coursework. This will help programs decide if you are planning to take required courses in the future.

Part 6: Fees

After acceptance, students are required to submit a $75 Application Processing Fee and a $1,500 Guaranteed Enrollment Deposit (GED). The GED, a non-refundable fee due within 30 days of acceptance, is held in escrow and applied to the student’s first term of study.



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Contact Information

Jamie Overton, M.A.Ed.
Director of Student Affairs
920 Madison, #1021
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-6139
joverton@uthsc.edu

Shawn Boyd
Coordinator
920 Madison, #1033
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-6141
sboyd15@uthsc.edu

Roylynn Germain
Student Affairs - Admin Coordinator
920 Madison, #1020
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-6125
rgermain@uthsc.edu

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