Quinnipiac University

Post-Bachelor's DNP in Nurse Anesthesia Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Nursing are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Application Timeline

The nurse anesthesia program begins only in the summer.

  • The deadline for a complete application is September 1.
  • Interviews are conducted in the summer and fall semesters. 

All required courses must be completed by the application deadline. Interviews will only be granted to those with completed applications.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or master's degree in nursing or an appropriate science such as biology, chemistry, health sciences or pharmacology from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Registration as a professional nurse (RN or APRN) in the United States, its territories or protectorates. A license in the state of Connecticut will be required upon acceptance.
  • Two years of critical care nursing experience (must be within the past five years).
  • A minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum of a 3.2 in the undergraduate-level science courses.
  • Core sciences courses required:
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Chemistry (two semesters total, of which one should be in general/inorganic chemistry and one in organic chemistry)
    • Statistics
    • Microbiology
    • Pharmacology

Core science courses must have been completed within the past 10 years. Refresher courses in anatomy and physiology (one semester) and chemistry (one semester) must be taken for course work greater than 10 years old in these subjects. Critical care experience must be within 5 years of application.

Required Documents

  • Application: Complete the information required on the application form.
  • Application fee: A $45 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Resume: Current resume showing evidence of current practice as a registered nurse in a critical care area in the U.S., its territories or protectorates.
  • Letter of intent
  • Two evaluator forms: One should be from a current supervisor and one from another person with authority to evaluate your professional ability.
  • Official transcripts: Submit official transcripts from ALL undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended (including part-time and summer study). If you received transfer credit from another institution, it is still necessary to send a transcript from the original university.
  • Nursing license: You will be required to submit a nursing license from the United States, its territories or protectorates to the Office of Graduate Admissions. You will be required to have a CT nursing license prior to the start of your clinical practicum.
  • Certifications: Please email (graduate@qu.edu), fax (203-582-3443), mail a copy of your current certifications (BLS, ACLS, PALS, CCRN) or upload your current certifications (into your online application).
  • Documentation of current practice as an RN: Evidence of current practice as a registered nurse in a critical care area in the U.S., its territories or protectorates.

Interview: Personal interviews (by invitation) will be scheduled once an application is complete.

Applications are reviewed once all of the required materials have been received. It is your responsibility to ensure that missing documents are received prior to the stated admissions deadline. 

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