Registered Nurse with MSN

 Nurses with a master's degree in nursing are eligible to continue graduate study and obtain a post-master's certificate in Nurse Anesthesia.

  • Must meet the same admission requirements listed for the MSN in Nurse Anesthesia. However, MAT or GRE scores are waived.

  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Have current unrestricted RN licensure in Tennessee or eligibility for Tennessee RN licensure

  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications prior to enrollment

  • Must have at least 2 years of critical care experience. Critical care experience includes all of the following:
    • SICU, CVICU
    • MICU, CCU
    • PICU, NICU (Pediatric or Neonatal Intensive Care)

  • Research and shadow CRNAs (2 or more)

  • Develop resume, professional essay (prior professional experience, future career goals, and reasons for pursuing graduate study)

  • Obtain three professional recommendations, including your direct supervisor who can speak about your clinical experience in an acute care setting