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Graduate School

Nurse Anesthesia - DNP


Major: Nurse Anesthesia
Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia
School/College: Medicine

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Application Deadline: August 1 (application portal will open May 1)

Required Documents

  •  A Bachelor in Nursing (an Associate Degree Nursing with a Bachelor of Science degree in a basic science qualify for admission if prerequisite courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and Chemistry are completed) from an accredited college or university.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale is needed to be competitive. Competency-based nursing programs where curriculum does not generate a GPA will not qualify applicants for admission.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in one of the 50 states; South Carolina licensure is required by matriculation if licensure is not a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact.
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 300 is needed to be competitive.
  • Official Transcripts
  • A minimum of one year (full-time) critical care nursing experience prior to the acceptance. Current, ongoing intensive care unit experience is preferred (emergency room experience does not meet the ICU requirement).
  • Letters of recommendation from two healthcare professionals who have supervised your clinical experience.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Personal Interview with the Admissions Committee (select candidates)


Applications Accepted for These Semesters

Summer Semester (To Matriculate in May)


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