nursing students practicing anesthesia in a simulation lab

Nurse Anesthesia: Post-Master's Certificate

The School of Nursing offers a post-master’s (MSN) certificate in Nurse Anesthesia. Upon completing the post-master’s requirements, the graduate will be eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet entry criteria for admission to the MSN program except for the MAT or GRE requirement. In addition, they must provide documentary evidence of a completed master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited graduate program (official transcript), a minimum of two years of experience as a registered professional nurse in a critical care setting in which they have had the opportunity to develop as independent decision makers, and demonstrate psychomotor skills and the ability to use and interpret advanced monitoring techniques based on a knowledge of physiologic and pharmacologic principles.

Program of Study

Post-Master's students will follow the MSN program of study with these exceptions: Post-Master's students will not take N5000, N5120, N5010, or N5160. Previous MSN focus will determine if Post Master's Certificate applicant will be required to take N5830, N5840, and N5800.


Standard graduate fees and tuition apply. There is $100/credit hour tuition differential for any nursing course taken in addition to the cost of books and supplies.