University of Maryland

Degree Type

Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Program Length

36 months, full time

Credit Hours

72 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

October 15

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Active registered nursing license. Clinical agencies will require an active Maryland license.

At least one year of acute care nursing experience is required at the time of application. The average student accepted into the program has 5 years critical care experience. Preferred critical care experience is obtained in large, busy ICUs such as: Surgical ICU or Cardio-Thoracic ICU. Not accepted: Emergency Room, Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Step-Down, Telemetry, or Neonatal ICU.

Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0

CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is not required but highly recommended.

Shadowing a CRNA for a day is highly recommended.

It is recommended, but not required that you take up to two of these graduate level courses: Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Research.


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