Go from RN to CRNA, Entry-level doctor of nurse anesthesia practice.
Go from RN to CRNA, Entry-level doctor of nurse anesthesia practice.
Go from RN to CRNA, Entry-level doctor of nurse anesthesia practice.

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Earn your DNAP Online
Apply Now Send Me Info
Earn your DNAP Online

Our 100% online DNAP completion program for master's prepared CRNAs lets you earn your terminal degree no matter where you live.

When you're ready to take your nurse anesthesia skills out of the O.R., our 100% online DNAP completion program gives you three focus options – education, management or healthcare administration. Our program allows you to reach the highest standard in your field without having to leave your practice.

What are the admission requirements?

Nursing Licensure

  1. Practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. RN license
  3. CRNA Certification or Recertification


  1. Have a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Graduate GPA of at least 3.0
  3. Graduate-level research course with a grade of "B" or higher

Other Requirements

  1. Personal interview (if selected) where you demonstrates that in the future you will engage in a position or activities that will positively influence nurse anesthesia education/practice
  2. Nurse anesthesia experience in clinical practice, education, leadership and management
  3. Academic achievement
  4. Professional references

Total enrollment in the DNAP program is limited. The admission of each class will be based upon the "best qualified" as determined by the Admissions Committee. All positions are filled on a competitive basis. Therefore, all applicants that meet admission requirements may not be granted an interview.

apply blue left
See Full Catalog Requirements

Are you ready to take the next step? We'll walk you through the application process step by step.

‌‌apply blue left How do I apply?
What's the difference between DNAP and DNP?

The DNAP and the DNP are both practice doctorate degrees for advanced practice nurses, but the DNAP specializes solely in anesthesia. DNP degrees can be earned by any APRN, including nurse anesthetists, and DNP curriculum can focus on nurse anesthesia or other nursing specialties.

DNAP degree programs are often, but not always, housed in programs outside of schools or colleges of nursing.

apply blue left How do I apply?
Is the DNAP Program really 100% online?

Yes. When you enroll in our DNAP program for nurse anesthetists with a master's degree, you are not required to spend any time on campus.

apply blue left How long will it take?
How long will it take to get a DNAP?

Our online DNAP program is 32 credit hours. You can complete the DNAP program in as little as two years, but you have up to seven years to finish your coursework.

calendar blue icon left How long will it take?

A career in this field has specific eligibility standards to sit for a licensing exam. Before you start your degree, read our ineligibility policy.

apply blue left
View Policy & Resources
Please read our updated Privacy Policy to learn about the information we collect and how we use it. This site uses cookies and other third-party services for the purposes of marketing and enhancing the site experience.

Accept and Close