University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Degree Type

Post-CRNA DNP in Nurse Anesthesia, Doctor of Nursing Practice in Anesthesia

Program Length

36 months, full time

Credit Hours

61 credit hours and 29 credit hours for the Post-CRNA DNP program

Starting Month


Application Deadline


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Registered Nursing license is required.

A minimum of one year of RN experience in adult and/or pediatric Critical Care is required within two years prior to application. Acceptable critical care experience includes: ICU (Intensive Care Unit), Surgical ICU, Coronary Care Unit, Medical ICU, Pediatric ICU, or Neonatal ICU. A high acuity Surgical ICU in a tertiary medical center is strongly preferred. Experience that is not acceptable: OR (Operating Room), PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit), Labor and Delivery, or ER (Emergency Room).

You need either a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on all college classes ever taken) or a 3.2 GPA in your most recently completed degree program. If your GPA is less than the required minimum, but your GRE score is outstanding and you show signs of strong leadership abilities, you may be considered.

There is no minimum GRE score required. To be competitive, you should score at least a 500 on both the verbal and quantitative sections and a 4.5 or above on the analytical writing section.

Required Certification: BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and APRN Certification if applicable, and the CCRN.

If you took Chemistry more than 5 years ago, it is recommend but not required to retake the course.


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