University of Southern California

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia.

Program Length

24 months, full time

Credit Hours

45 units

Starting Month


Application Deadline

January 15th

Program Requirements

Baccalaureate degree is required. It does not have to be a BSN, though most applicants will have a BSN.

Current RN licensure.

1 year of critical care experience as an RN (Average clinical experience of accepted students is 3.8 years). Acceptable critical care experience includes: Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Neurosurgical ICU, Trauma ICU, Pediatric/Neonatal ICU. The following will be determined on an individual basis: PACU and ER.

Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Minimum combined score of 300 is required on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE general test.

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

Conversational Spanish is strongly recommended.

Satisfactory completion of the following college classes: Combination of inorganic, organic and biochemistry (lab not required), Statistics OR Nursing Research, Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Intro to Physics, English comprehension, Health Assessment.


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