Apply to Nurse Anesthesia Program

To apply to the nurse anesthesia program please click the appropriate link below.

Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Anesthesia Program Application
Post-Master's Nurse Anesthesia Program Application

All application materials must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions at:
Quinnipiac University
Office of Graduate Admissions NH-GRD
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Applications are reviewed once all of the required materials have been received. You can check the status of your application at the self-help center by simply logging back into the account that you created to submit your application.

It is your responsibility to ensure that missing documents are received. The Office of Graduate Admissions is not responsible for materials sent to other offices or personnel. 

Admission Requirements - Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Anesthesia program

  • A bachelors' degree or master's degree in nursing or an appropriate science such as biology, chemistry, health sciences, or pharmacology from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Registration as a professional nurse (RN or APRN) in the United States, its territories or protectorates. A license in the state of Connecticut will be required upon acceptance.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum of a 3.0 in the undergraduate level science courses.
    Core sciences courses required:
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Chemistry (2) (General/Inorganic and Organic)
    • Statistics
    • Microbiology
  • Core science courses can be no older than 10 years old, without evidence of a minimum of one semester of Anatomy & Physiology and one semester of Chemistry as a refresher.  Critical care experience must be within 5 years of application.

Admission Requirements - Post-Master's Nurse Anesthesia program

  • A master's degree in nursing or an appropriate science such as biology, chemistry, health sciences, pharmacology or nurse anesthesia from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Registration as a professional nurse (RN or APRN) in the United States, its territories or protectorates.  A license in the State of Connecticut will be required upon acceptance.  APRN is required in Connecticut for CRNA's.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a 3.0 minimum in the graduate level science courses.
    Core sciences courses required:
    • Anatomy*
    • Physiology*
    • Chemistry*
    • Physics*
    • Statistics*
    • Research and Pharmacology*
    • A Physical Assessment* course is required. A waiver may be granted if taken at the master's level, if not the course can be taken as part of the doctoral program.
    • *Graduate level and taken in the nurse anesthesia program

Required Documents  

  • Application: Complete the information required on the application form.
  • Fee: You will be asked to include a non-refundable application fee of $45 by credit or debit card when submitting your application.
  • Resume: You will be asked to include an up-to-date resume. 
  • Personal Statement:  You will be required to upload a personal statement that should address the following: 1) Professional goals and motivations 2) A nursing experience that has influenced or shaped your practice, 3) why you want to pursue a career in nurse anesthesia.
  • Nursing License: You will be required to submit a Nursing license from the United States, its territories or protectorates to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Official Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from ALL undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended (including part-time and summer study). If you received transfer credit from another institution, it is still necessary to send a transcript from the original university. These transcripts must be provided by the institutions in a sealed envelope.
  • Letters of Recommendation: You must have two professional references.  One should be from an immediate supervisor.  If you are applying to the post-baccalaureate program, the second one should be from a person with authority to evaluate your professional ability.  If you are applying to the post-master's program, the second one should be from the director of your nurse anesthesia program.  Once you enter the recommenders contact information on the application, they will automatically be emailed a form to complete and return to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Interview: Personal interviews by invitation will be scheduled once an application is complete.
  • English ProficiencyTOEFL or IELTS Exam scores are required if you are an applicant from a non-English speaking country. 
  • Foreign Applicants: Course-by-course credential evaluation by either:
    World Education Services, Inc. - 
P.O. Box 745
 -  Old Chelsea Station
 - New York, NY 10113-0745 
Telephone: (212) 966-6311 or toll free 1-800-937-3895
-- www.wes.org
    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
 - Milwaukee, WI 53202-3470
 Telephone: (414) 289-3400
 www.ece.org    

Post-Baccalaureate applicants must also submit the following:

  • Certifications: Please email (graddocuments@quinnipiac.edu), fax (203-582-3443) or mail a copy of your current certifications (BLS, ACLS, PALS, CCRN). You must successfully complete these certification prior to orientation.
  • Nursing License: You will be required to submit a Nursing license from the United States, its territories or protectoratesto to the Office of Graduate Admissions. You will be required to have a CT Nursing license prior to the start of your clinical practicum.
  • Documentation of Current Practice as an RN: Evidence of current practice as a Registered Nurse in a critical care area in the US, its territories or protectorates.

Post-Master's applicants must also submit the following:

  • Certifications: Please email (graddocuments@quinnipiac.edu), fax (203-582-3443) or mail a copy of your current certifications (certification/recertification as a CRNA, BCLS, ACLS, PALS). You must successfully complete these certification prior to orientation.
  • Official NBCRNA Transcripts: Transcripts showing graduation from an accredited Nurse Anesthesia program.  Official transcript from the NBCRNA must be sent directly to the school.  Contact NBCRNA for more information.
  • Documentation of Current Practice as an CRNA: Evidence of current practice as a CRNA the US, its territories or protectorates.
  • Clinical Verification Form for Post-Master's Applicants: Post-master's applicants are required to provide verification from their prior master's program indicating the total number of supervised clinical hours that they completed as part of that program.  Please download the form and have it completed by your previous institution and emailed, faxed or sent back to the Office of Graduate Admissions. 

If you're considering one of Quinnipiac's outstanding graduate programs, you're on your way to joining a graduate community committed to academic excellence and professional preparation at the highest level.

Our secure online application is designed to be convenient and efficient. If you need assistance with your application—or would like additional information on your program of interest—please contact the staff in Graduate Admissions.

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