Rush University

Degree Type

Doctor of Nursing Practice Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia.

Program Length

40 months, full time

Credit Hours

86 credit hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

August 4

Program Requirements

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree.

RN license (for the application, an Illinois license is not required).

Minimum of one year of recent, full time experience as an RN in an adult ICU at the time of the application deadline (two years of such experience is strongly preferred). It is most competitive to be currently working in the ICU at the time of application. Acceptable critical care experience includes any experience in an ICU or Cardiac Care Unit. NOT accepted: Recovery Room, Emergency Department, Telemetry, Step-Down, Invasive Radiology, Operating Room, or Cath Lab.

An overall undergraduate GPA of a 3.0. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in nursing courses. An overall science GPA of 3.0 OR completion of at least 10 credits of graduate level sciences with a 3.0 average or better. A Graduate GPA of 3.0 (if applicable).

Completion of the GRE. To be competitive, your GRE scores should be at least Verbal 150 or higher, Quantitative 149 or higher and Analytic Writing 4.0 or higher.

Complete a graduate level statistics course (i.e., equivalent to Rush NUR 510, Biostatistics) or have an acceptable plan for completing statistics.


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