School of Nursing

Nurse Anesthesia

Application Information

The Application Deadline is June 1.

The School of Nursing at LSU Health Sciences Center participates in a Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS). All applicants will apply online using the NursingCAS application. To learn more about the NursingCAS application process, please visit the NursingCAS web site at

The BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia program admits students in the summer each year. The application deadline is June 1st. Please refer to the Admission Criteria page for further information about qualifications and requirements. Here are a few pointers to ensure a successful application:

  1. Application Form

    Please visit the NursingCAS website at to fill out the online NursingCAS application. Search for LSUHSC School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. If you have any concerns about the on-line application and need technology support, please contact the NursingCAS support staff by email or phone 617-612-2880.

    NursingCAS Application Tutorial:
  2. Transcripts

    Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university documenting the award of a BSN or BSN equivalent. All previous undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. All nursing course credits earned must be from a specialized nursing accredited program. *A BSN equivalent does not meet admission requirement without the conferral of a Master's degree.

    All transcripts from programs outside of the United States must be evaluated by an accredited credentialing evaluation service. LSUHSC School of Nursing recommends the following resources:

    World Education Services    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    212-966-6311    412-389-3411

    Official transcripts must be submitted through the on-line NursingCAS application. You will be responsible for inputting all coursework.

  3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores

    Official scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) of 300 (or higher) when combining the verbal and quantitative scores on the 130-170 score scale are required from within the last five (5) years. Writing score must be a 3.0 or higher from within the last five (5) years.

    Input GRE scores within NursingCAS application. Official copies should be sent to LSUHSC School of Nursing.

  4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores

    A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (internet-based) for all applicants who have English as a second language or who are not graduates of programs in the United States.

    Input TOEFL scores within NursingCAS application.

  5. References in Support of Graduate Admission Application

    Three references must be submitted by the application deadline. At least one reference must be from a peer and another from a current supervisor. The reference information will be requested within the NursingCAS.

  6. Licensure and Certifications

    A current unencumbered license to practice nursing in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana. Certification through the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support; Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support; and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. All certifications must be current through August 2018. All licensures and certifications must be uploaded within NursingCAS application.

  7. Nurse Anesthesia Program Practice Survey Form

    A completed Nurse Anesthesia Program Practice Survey must be uploaded within NursingCAS.

    Practice Survey Form

  8. Photograph

    A photo must be uploaded within the NursingCAS application.

  9. Application Fee

    A required $100.00 non-refundable application fee is required at the time of application submittal. The applicant will receive a follow-up email from the LSUHSC School of Nursing Office of Student Services/Affairs with further directions on submitting the application fee.