Admissions Requirements

To be eligible to apply to the nurse anesthesia program, applicants must have the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing or related sciences (Biology, Physiology, Chemistry)
  • One undergraduate course of Chemistry: Inorganic/General, Organic or Biochemistry taken within 10 years of application with an earned final grade of "B" or higher
  • One undergraduate course of Microbiology or Anatomy or Physiology taken within 10 years of application with an earned final grade of "B" or higher
  • Overall minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Overall Science Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Current RN licensure
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • CCRN Certification
  • Current employment of a minimum of One Year full time in an Adult ICU (SICU, MICU, CICU). PACU and ER employment are not accepted as ICU experience
  • Completion of one (1) In-Hospital shadow experience before August 15. Please contact Nikki Fowler at shadowcrna@gmail.com to arrange a shadow experience at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Shadowing at Detroit Receiving Hospital is open only for those applying to Wayne State University Nurse Anesthesia program. When planning your shadowing experience, please keep in mind that shadow days book very quickly!