New England University

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia.

Program Length

27 months, full time

Credit Hours

54 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

November 1

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current RN license needed for application. Upon acceptance into the program, licensure in the state where clinical experience is obtained will be required.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of one year’s experience as a registered nurse in a critical care area. Acceptable critical care experience includes: Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care Unit, Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Neuro ICU, or Pediatric ICU. The following will be considered on a case by case basis and is generally not sufficient as the sole critical care experience: Emergency Room, Recovery Room, Post-Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU).

Grade point average of 3.0 or better preferred, especially in the sciences and professional courses.

Successful completion of the Graduate Record Exam. No minimum score required. It is highly recommended that all scores be above the 30th percentile.

Certifications: ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support, PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and CCRN is highly recommended.

It is strongly recommended, though not required, that you shadow a CRNA for a day.

Course Prerequisites: Organic chemistry or biochemistry course within the last five years with a grade B or better. Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Physics.


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