Geisinger Nurse Anesthesia Program

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Certificate.

Program Length

33 months, full time

Credit Hours

66 semester credits

Starting Month


Application Deadline

July and January

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current, encumbered Pennsylvania professional nursing license.

1 year of recent experience in critical care nursing. Acceptable critical care experience includes: ICU (Intensive Care Unit), CCU (Coronary Care Unit), Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU

Undergraduate quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0. QPA measures your level of achievement, not just your grade. In this system, Honors and AP classes are worth more than regular classes.

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

Course Prerequisites: Statistics, Chemistry, Research, and Health Assessment.

Shadow a CRNA for a minimum of 8 hours.


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