University of Detroit Mercy

Degree Type

Master of Science in Anesthesia.

Program Length

27 months, full time

Credit Hours

59 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

October 31

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current licensure as a professional registered nurse in Michigan or ability to obtain the same (Michigan license must be in your file before enrollment).

Minimum of one year recent experience (within the last 5 years) as a professional registered nurse in a critical care area in which you have had the opportunity to develop as an independent decision maker, demonstrate psychomotor skills and the ability to use and interpret advanced monitoring techniques. Direct patient contact is required. The preferred areas are: Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Cardiac ICU, Pediatric ICU, and Neonatal ICU. Emergency Room is acceptable if you can demonstrate familiarity with invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology. Emphasized skills include: Invasive hemodynamic monitoring, Ventilatory care, and Pharmacologic management.

An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support). ACLS certification must NOT be obtained online.

During the application process, you must shadow a CRNA to learn more about the specialty and help you determine if nurse anesthesia suits you.

Make sure that you have one undergraduate course taken within the last ten years, with a grade of B or above, in each of the following areas: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic (or Bio) Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Undergraduate coursework or content in research methods. Research Methods content from your BSN is acceptable.


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