Requirements—Entry Level

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Applications are due by September 30th for classes beginning the following May.

To qualify for an interview, the applicant must meet the following requirements by the application deadline:

1.  Current unencumbered licensure as a registered professional nurse in one of the fifty states. Note: You must obtain a Connecticut RN license prior to beginning the clinical phase.

2.  Minimum of one year of critical care nursing experience.

Critical care is defined as regular hands-on care of patients with life threatening pathophysiology, invasive lines, e.g. pulmonary artery catheters and arterial lines, ventilators; continuous ECG monitoring and interpretation, vaso-active infusions in an intensive care unit. The Emergency Department is not considered critical care.

3.  Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ACLS). Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and CCRN certification is required.

One of the following degrees is required:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing
  • Baccalaureate Degree in another science that the Admissions Committee deems appropriate.

4.  Prior to application, the applicant should have taken the following science courses as a minimum, with grades of B or better:

  • Two semesters of chemistry:
    • One semester inorganic/general
    • One semester organic/biochemistry
  • Two semesters of human anatomy and physiology
  • One semester of microbiology

5.  Pre-requisite science coursework that is greater than 7-10 years old, must be supplemented with refresher courses at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Please contact the Program Director with individual concerns.

6.  A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford and CCSU Graduate School.

7.  Three professional references, utilizing the form [see pdf link below], including a current supervisor.

8.  A personal statement or essay of your professional goals and reasons for pursuing the DNAP degree (500-word maximum).

9.  A personal interview with the Admissions Committee.  Note: Interviews are granted to qualified applicants who meet or exceed the above pre-requisites by the application deadline.

10.  GRE (within the past 5 years) are required for all entry level applicants. Program Code 7824.

11.  Application Fee: $ 100.00 – check made payable to: Integrated Anesthesia Associates

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>>  Download and submit the Entry Level Application Form

>> Download and submit the Entry Level Reference Form