University Missouri Kansas City

Degree Type

Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia degree program.

Program Length

36 months, full time

Credit Hours

73 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

September 1

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) in Missouri

Minimum one year critical care experience (ICU strongly preferred).

A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better. Special emphasis is placed on GPA achieved in science and math courses.

GRE scores of 300 or higher (1000 older scale), a combination of verbal and quantitative scores. A writing score of 3.5 or higher. Must be taken within the last 5 years.

Required Certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

Course Prerequisites: General Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, and Health Assessment. The graduate statistics course in the plan of study requires a prerequisite upper division (300 level or greater) undergraduate basic statistics course. Coursework titles with statistics or quantitative analysis that is at least a 200-300 level course will be considered. If an upper level statistics or quantitative analysis course has been taken but is not clearly labeled on a transcript, it is possible to submit the course description and objectives to review for equivalency. All Course Prerequisites must have a grade of B or better.


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