Applicants for a master's degree must hold a bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). A quality point average of 3.0 or higher in that program is preferred. All applicants must have a professional nursing license to practice in the state of Connecticut. RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the MSN program; however, these applicants are not eligible for the Nurse Anesthesia track. Please review the application details.
Nurse Anesthesia Students
In addition to the above, Nurse Anesthesia applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Two semesters of biology, at least one semester of chemistry, one semester of microbiology and college mathematics. Physics is strongly recommended.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 with a science GPA of 3.0.
- Registered Nurse license to practice in the United States at the time of application. A Connecticut RN license will be required upon admission.
- A minimum of one year's experience as a RN in a critical care setting (ER does not fulfill this criteria)
- Current BCLS, ACLS, and PALS certification (must be maintained while in the program).
- GRE - Analytical writing score of 4 or better. Composite scores will be reviewed in relation to the overall application.