MSNA Admission Requirements

Education and Test Scores
  1. Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited college or university
    • Because this is a competitive program, your nursing degree must have included clinicals and degrees must come from institutions that use a traditional grading system. 
  2. GRE scores, writing included (Reporting code: 6828)
  3. GPA of 3.0 or greater (Overall or last 60 hours)
  4. A college-level chemistry course completed within three years of program start date
    • Texas Wesleyan offers an online continuing-education chemistry summer course that meets this requirement


Nursing Experience and Licensure
  1. Current unrestricted RN license that is valid within one of the 50 states or U.S. territories
    • License must be free from probation, suspension or stipulations
  2. An appropriate state RN license is required for Phase II training
  3. Minimum of one year of full-time critical care experience by Feb. 1 of the year of your planned start date
    • Pediatric ICU experience is accepted for the requirement
    • Must be within three years of your planned start date
    • Must be from a hospital in the U.S., U.S. territories or at a U.S. military hospital
  4. Current ACLS Certification
  5. Current PALS Certification


Clinical Site Assignment

You will rank your clinical facility preferences when you apply, but sites are assigned on a competitive basis.

Test scores, references and interview performance are taken into account during the application process, and the students who rank highest are assigned sites first.


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Graduate Programs
of Nurse Anesthesia

Lenee Griffin
Phone: 817-531-4406
Toll Free: 1-800-720-2762
Fax: 817-531-6508

Lisa Graham
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 817-531-5854

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Fort Worth, TX 76105

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