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Anesthesia Entry-Level Program (DNAP)

The 36-month entry-level Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program is for registered nurses who have earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) or in another appropriate biological science, from a regionally accredited institution. Didactic studies and seven semesters of clinical experiences enable students to exceed minimum requirements established by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NBCRNA National Certification Examination, the final step to becoming an independent practicing certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).

Admission Information

The Graduate Programs Office serves as the primary source of information for all prospective graduate students, providing detailed guidance and resources to facilitate the application process.  Up-to-date and comprehensive details regarding admissions procedures, requirements and deadlines can be found on the program page on the Graduate Programs website.

Transfer Students

The Anesthesia Program cannot accept students as transfers. Applicants previously enrolled in other anesthesia programs must apply through the standard application process. 

Academic Rules and Regulations

See the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and Graduate Study sections for rules and regulations pertaining to all CHS graduate programs.


The DNAP Entry-Level plan of study consists of 46 courses (92 credits) with a grade of B (3.0) or better in each course (no more than one course grade of B- is allowed):