University of Pittsburgh
Master of Science in Nursing, Post-master’s DNP in Anesthesia.
28 months, full time
January and August
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.
Current registered nursing license. Need a Pennsylvania license upon admission to the program.
Minimum of 1 year of full time critical care experience within the past 5 years. Critical care experience should involve the following: Assessment of the critically ill and unstable patients, Invasive hemodynamic monitoring, Basic EKG interpretation, Management of vasoactive infusions, and Care of ventilator dependent patients. Not acceptable as primary experience: Telemetry, Neonatal ICU, Operating Room, *Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU or RR), or *Emergency Room. *Exceptions can be considered if the PACU unit is also ICU overflow on a regular basis or has the patient acuity of an ICU, or if the ER is part of an integrated level one shock/trauma OR and ICU system.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
GRE must be taken within the last 10 years, but last 5 years is preferred.
Required Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS).
Must have taken a Statistics (3 credits) course.
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