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Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.)

Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.)

Admissions Information


Getting Started

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies website or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.

Note: The minimum GRE entrance exam scores listed below are for the GRE taken prior to August 1, 2011. For information about the minimum revised GRE scores (taken after August 1, 2011), please contact the Graduate Studies Office at (239) 590-7988 or


APPLICATION DEADLINE extended to June 1, 2016


Interviews for applicants will be held during the months of JUNE and JULY


A supplemental application is required for the Nurse Anesthesia program.  The application may be accessed through NursingCAS, a centralized application system for nursing programs,  Applicants must also apply for admission to FGCU through the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. 




Program Admission Requirements

  1. The School of Nursing has a selective competitive admission process. Not all qualified applicants may be admitted to the program.
  2. Submit a FGCU graduate application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  3. Provide an official academic transcript showing the award of a BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  4. Provide Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, taken within last 5 years, with minimum combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative sections or equivalent score using revised GRE.  Analytical score must also be reported.
  5. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Complete the following undergraduate coursework with a grade of C or above:
    1. Statistics course.
    2. Health assessment course.
    3. Two chemistry courses, one with a laboratory component.
  7. Provide evidence of current and unrestricted registration as a registered nurse with eligibility for Florida RN licensure.
  8. Provide evidence of a minimum one year current practice experience as a registered nurse in a critical care setting as defined by the COA.
  9. Submit a current resume and statement of career goals.
  10. Three references, one from the applicant's supervisor, one from the applicant's academic faculty, and one from a registered nurse, CRNA, or physician familiar with the applicant's professional expertise.
  11. Students who have matriculated at another nurse anesthesia program must be in good standing and submit transcripts and a letter from their Program Administrator along with other supporting documents.
  12. Admissions interview by invitation from the Nurse Anesthesia Admissions Committee.

    Note: ACLS, BLS, and PALS are not required for application to the program but are required to have been completed before the student begins the program. All students must maintain current RN licensure, ACLS, BLS, and PALS while in the program. All students must complete level one and two background checks and drug and alcohol screening prior to formal admission to the program. Additionally, further background checks and drug screening may be required during the program. Details on these procedures will be given after applicants are interviewed and conditionally accepted.



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