Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia

Degree Type

Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DMPNA)

Program Length

36 months, full time

Credit Hours

127 credit hours

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Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

A current, valid registered nursing license in one jurisdiction of the United States.

A minimum of one year experience (2 years preferred) or its part-time equivalent as a registered professional nurse in a critical care setting in which you have had the opportunity to develop as an independent decision maker, demonstrate psychomotor skills and the ability to use and interpret advanced monitoring techniques based on a knowledge of physiologic and pharmacological principles. Any of these intensive care units will qualify for experience requirement: Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, or Cardiopulmonary ICU.

A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.

A minimum score of 900 on the combined verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) for the old format and 297(Verbal 153, Quantitative 144) for the current format. GRE scores must be no older than five (5) years.

Required Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).


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