Missouri State University
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia.
30 months, full time
66 semester hours
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the US, its territories or protectorates.
At least one year of experience as a registered nurse in an acute care setting. Two years of experience or more is preferred.
Recommended acute care experience includes: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, and Neurotrauma ICU.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
The GRE is required. A preferred minimum score of 153 in Verbal Reasoning, 150 in Quantitative Reasoning, and 3.5 in Analytical Writing, or successful passing of the CCRN exam.
Required Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).
Course Prerequisites: Inorganic (General) Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Genetics (is not required but highly recommended).