Admission Requirements

  • Specific Requirements

    Professional nurses who have a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing from an accredited program are eligible to apply for admission. NOTE: The Nurse Anesthesia program of study begins only in January. The application deadline is May 1 of each calendar year. Applicants seeking admission to the Nurse Anesthesia option must:

    • Submit an application for admission—deadline for submission is May 1 for classes beginning the following January.
    •  Provide transcripts of all academic work.
    • Give evidence of the fulfillment of legal requirements for the practice of nursing in the United States.
    • Provide evidence of having completed an introductory statistics course and an undergraduate research course with a grade of at least a B in both courses.
    • Provide evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate math and science courses.
    • Provide evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate nursing studies.
    • Submit competitive scores from the Graduate Record Examination.
    • Provide four letters of recommendation from former professors and employers who are in a position to comment on the applicant’s ability to successfully pursue graduate study in the nurse anesthesia option.
    • Have at least two years of clinical experience in which critical judgments are made, i.e., critical care, emergency room, etc., prior to the May 1 deadline.
    • Be interviewed and selected for admission by the Gannon University Villa Maria School of Nursing and UPMC-Hamot Medical Center School of Anesthesia Admission Committee.