Admission Criteria

  1. Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

  2. Completed application and practice survey.

  3. 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 credit 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.

  4. A grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate and graduate course work reflected on transcripts.

  5. 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.

  6. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Minimum of one year, full-time, critical care experience within the previous two (2) years at the time of application to the program.

  9. A completed Nurse Anesthesia Program Practice Survey. Complete survey should be uploaded within NursingCAS.

    Practice Survey Form

  10. Certification through the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support; Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support; and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. All certifications must be uploaded within NursingCAS application.

  11. A current unencumbered license to practice nursing in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana. All current licensures must be uploaded within NursingCAS application.

  12. Successful completion of interview process.

Upon completion of the BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program, the graduate will be able to achieve the outcomes of the DNP program as well as additional outcomes specific to the nurse anesthesia role.

*Graduates of this accredited program have met the academic requirements to complete the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetist’s Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists.