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Nurse Anesthesia  Doctoral Professional Practice

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Overview

What is Nurse Anesthesia at WVU like?

Description

The DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program prepares registered nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) through a rigorous, challenging curriculum based on the Standards of Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) and the DNP Essentials of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Only offered as a full-time program, students are required to take 88 credits over 3 years or 9 continuous semesters.

Nurse anesthesia practice covers the continuum of care from pre-operative assessment to discharge from the recovery unit. Nurse anesthetists interview and assess each patient to best formulate and implement an individualized plan of care while collaborating with members of a multi-disciplinary health care team. This curriculum features courses that prepare nurse anesthetists to translate evidence to practice and become organizational leaders. The DNP Nurse Anesthesia program prepares students through course work that develops knowledge and skill in anesthesia practice as well as in translation and implementation of evidence to practice to improve health outcomes for diverse populations.

NOTE: The DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program will not admit until Fall 2021.

At a Glance

  • College/School:
    School of Nursing
  • Degree Designation:
    DNP
  • Degree Program:
    Nurse Anesthetist

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Nurse Anesthesia at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Nurse Anesthesia graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • GRE
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt)

Additional application considerations:

  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Minimum nursing GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted.
  • Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 and 3 credits of health assessment with a grade of C or better.
  • Minimum of 1-year post-orientation, and preferably 2-3 years of current, full-time critical care experience.
  • Certification in basic, advanced cardiac, and pediatric advanced life support.
  • Current, unrestricted RN license. (Licensure in West Virginia will be required during the program and possibly one or more of the following states: Maryland, Ohio, and/or Pennsylvania.)
  • Shadowing a CRNA prior to applying to the program is strongly recommended.
  • Competitive applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview."

Only applications with all completed requirements will be considered for admission

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