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. Interviews are required and are conducted throughout the year. Interviews for January 2015 class will be held in April 2014.
Note: Candidates who are accepted into the program may take the following core courses prior to entry into the Nurse Anesthesia Program.
*NURS 6103 Research Design and Methodology - 3 CR
*NURS 6203 Theory Development in Nursing - 3 CR
- Graduate Information Guide (GIG) (rev 2/2012)
* 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. The program's next accreditation review by the COA is scheduled for May 2014.