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Nurse Anesthesia

The MSN in Nurse Anesthesia is a 28-month, 88-credit hour, full time program that prepares Registered Nurses for entry into nurse anesthesia practice. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. Satisfactory performance is necessary in order to practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Arkansas State University is an equal opportunity institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or other unlawful factors in employment practices or admission and treatment of students.  Any questions regarding this policy should be addressed to the Coordinator of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Arkansas State University, P. O. Box 2100, State University (Jonesboro), Arkansas 72467.  Telephone (870) 972-3454


The Nurse Anesthesia Program begins annually in January. Applications are accepted throughout the year. To be considered for early interview and acceptance, applications must be completed by April 1, 2015. The final application deadline is July 1, 2015.  All application materials must be submitted to be considered for classes starting in January, 2016.   


* Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical sections of the GRE are required.


Admission Recommendation Forms

For specific inquiries, please contact:

Patricia Davis,  Administrative Specialist II; 870-680-8187

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) 222 S Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068,  (847)655-1160. home.coa.us.com The program's next accreditation review by the COA is scheduled for May 2024.