Adventist University

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nurse Athesthesia.

Program Length

28 months, full time

Credit Hours

82 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

February 1st.

Program Requirements

BSN or baccalaureate in a related field (biology, chemistry, exercise physiology or respiratory therapy). An RN who is completing their BSN may apply to the program, but the degree must be conferred prior to enrollment.

Need an unrestricted Florida RN license or must be eligible for Florida RN licensure.

At least one year of intensive critical care nursing experience is required. Most applicants have at least 2-3 years of critical care experience. The Adventist University of Health Sciences prefers applicants that have experience in hemodynamic monitoring (CVP, arterial lines, PAP, continuous ECG), management of patients with ventilators, and vasopressors. Intensive critical care nursing experience can be gained from the following: Cardiothoracic ICU, Surgical ICU, Trauma ICU, Medical ICU. Emergency Department experience is accepted but it must be from a Level 1 Trauma facility. Students with pediatric or neonatal ICU experience have been accepted to the program and have easily adjusted to providing care to adult patients.

GPA of 3.0 and above.

A minimum of 900 on the GRE is acceptable. GRE scores on college transcripts are also acceptable. The GRE is waived for students who can present a proof of a previously earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).

Must shadow a CRNA for a day.

There are no specific course prerequisites, however the following are strongly suggested: Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Physics, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry.


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