The Program does not discriminate based on race, age, creed, gender, sexual orientation, color, national origin, marital status, religion, or any other factor prohibited by law. This applies to all aspects of its operations.
We will be accepting applications for the August 2018.
|Starting to accept applications||December 1st, 2017|
|Application Deadline||March 1st, 2018|
|Email notification of interview status||April 1st, 2018|
|Accreditation notification||June 2018|
|Accepted applicants confirm their intention to enroll in writing, and by submitting a deposit ($1,000, which is non-refundable and applied to the first term tuition) to hold a spot for the first NAP cohort at Cedar Crest College.||June 31, 2018|
- Graduation from an accredited nursing program.
- The program requires the student to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. All BSN courses must be completed by the time the application is submitted.
- Unencumbered RN License is required. PA, NJ, and DE licensure must be documented prior to starting the program.
- Must have two full years of intensive care experience in the United States prior to starting the nurse anesthesia program (NAP).
- Critical Care Nursing Exam (CCRN) is strongly suggested. For more information on how to obtain the CCRN, please visit: https://www.aacn.org/certification/get-certified/ccrn-adult
- GPA higher than 3.2 out of 4.0 for any undergraduate or graduate degree. No GRE is required.
- All applicants must have a grade of B or higher and have taken the following courses in the last ten years: Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, and Research.
- Three letters of recommendation: academic, supervisor, and mentor/colleague.
- Official transcripts for ALL schools attended after high school regardless of number of credits.
- Personal essay delineating personal goals of graduate study in less than 500 words.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association.
- Documentation of an observational experience with a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). CRNA Shadow Form
- Interview with the Admissions Committee.
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Permanent resident or U.S. citizens who reside in the U.S., may apply online.
- Residents outside the U.S., but currently hold a Visa allowing work in the U.S. as a registered nurse, may also apply online.
- Financial documentation does not need to be submitted, a work visa waives this need.
- The program requires that all non-US transcripts evaluated by a recognized educational credential evaluation service. Please arrange for transcript reports to be sent directly to the Cedar Crest College.
- A certified course-by-course evaluation is required of all academic transcripts and diplomas performed by a recognized educational credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES: http://www.wes.org/) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE: http://www.ece.org/).
- Contact the foreign transcript evaluation service as early as possible. The service may take several weeks to process foreign transcripts once it is received. In order to be considered for admission, the foreign transcript evaluations will need to be received by the nurse anesthesia program by the Oct. 31 application deadline.
English Language Requirements
If English is a second language, or if a four-year degree program is not completed from an accredited U.S. school, it is required to complete one of the following: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (ILETS), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or American College Testing (ACT). Demonstration of spoken English proficiency may also be required.
Graduate students may transfer in hours with approval of the Program Director within the current guidelines.
- Transfer credit will be given only for Nursing Informatics completed within five years prior to matriculation in the Nurse Anesthesia Program
- Such units are transferable only if the student has received a grade of B (3.0 or equivalent).
- A student wishing to transfer course work should make a written request to the Program Director and provide a syllabus or some other description of the course he/she wishes to have considered for transfer credit.