Old Dominion University

Degree Type

Master’s of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia

Program Length

28 months, full time

Credit Hours

80 credit hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Virginia.

A minimum of one year of full time nursing experience in an intensive care unit within the 2 years prior to application. Clinical experience must be direct patient care. Emergency Room, Recovery Room, Operating Room, Labor and Delivery, and Step Down Units are not acceptable experience.

A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above, and grades in each required science and nursing course in the undergraduate nursing program of 3.0 or above.

Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (combined score of 300).

Required Certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support). The CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is not required, but is strongly recommended.

Required Undergraduate Course Prerequisites within 10 years of Application: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Organic Chemistry (preferred) or Biochemistry.

Successful completion of Statistics.


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