University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nursing with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia, Post-Master’s Certificate

Program Length

27 months, full time

Credit Hours

85 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current registered nurse license in Tennessee or eligibility for Tennessee licensure.

At least 2 years of critical care nursing experience within the last 3 years is required. Experience must include: Care of critically ill patients, Invasive monitoring, Vasoactive drugs, Critical thinking, Ventilators, EKG interpretation, and Application of hemodynamic values to patient care. Critical Care units that usually provide this type of experience include: CCU (Coronary Care Unit), Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Postoperative Cardiovascular Unit, Pediatric ICU, or Neonatal ICU. Not acceptable: ER (Emergency Room) or OR (Operating Room).

Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all undergraduate nursing courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores are accepted and must be no more than 5 years old.

Required Certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and the CCRN (Critical Care) is not required but strongly preferred (recommended by time of application).

Shadowing a CRNA for a day is strongly encouraged.


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