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Beginning on Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00 a.m. EST, we will be performing maintenance to our website which may impact your ability to register for admissions events or apply for admission online. We expect this process to be complete by Wednesday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. If you experience issues outside of those hours, please call 1-800-GANNON-U and press 1 for Admissions. Thank you!

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Admission Requirements

  • Specific Requirements

    Professional nurses who have a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing from an accredited program are eligible to apply for admission. NOTE: The Nurse Anesthesia program of study begins only in January. The application deadline is May 1 of each calendar year. Applicants seeking admission to the Nurse Anesthesia option must:

    • Submit an application for admission—deadline for submission is May 1 for classes beginning the following January.
    •  Provide transcripts of all academic work.
    • Give evidence of the fulfillment of legal requirements for the practice of nursing in the United States.
    • Provide evidence of having completed an introductory statistics course and an undergraduate research course with a grade of at least a B in both courses.
    • Provide evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate math and science courses.
    • Provide evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate nursing studies.
    • Submit competitive scores from the Graduate Record Examination.
    • Provide four letters of recommendation from former professors and employers who are in a position to comment on the applicant’s ability to successfully pursue graduate study in the nurse anesthesia option.
    • Have at least two years of clinical experience in which critical judgments are made, i.e., critical care, emergency room, etc., prior to the May 1 deadline.
    • Be interviewed and selected for admission by the Gannon University Villa Maria School of Nursing and UPMC-Hamot Medical Center School of Anesthesia Admission Committee.