The Department of Nurse Anesthesia offers several graduate programs in the School of Allied Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University. We are a social agency dedicated to the education and development of Advanced Practice Nurses in the specialty of Nurse Anesthesia and to the promotion of diversity within the healthcare workforce. Join the faculty, staff and students in the Department for a dynamic and professionally fulfilling career in Nurse Anesthesia.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) is a 72-credit, 7 semester program that prepares the Registered Nurse with a Health Science Baccalaureate degree for entry into practice as a nurse anesthetist.
Post-masters Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) is a clinical doctorate for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) with a previous master’s degree.
Combined degree program (MSNA-DNAP) is an optional 8-semester program for students enrolled in the entry-level master’s program. The MSNA-DNAP option is 96 credits including nine credit hours of shared coursework between the two programs.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS for entry-level Master’s Program:
The program admits students annually in mid-August.
Minimum requirements for admission include:
Current licensure as a registered professional nurse
Baccalaureate degree in science (nursing preferred)
Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within 5 years of application
A minimum of 1 years’ experience in acute care nursing