Admission to the DNAP is competitive and based on evaluation of all portions of the application. Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:
- A graduate degree from an accredited university*
- Graduation from a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
- Certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists*
- Recertification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (if recertified)
- Current licensure as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse
- A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test within five years of application*
Review of applications is on-going. However, preference is given to applications received by March 1. To be considered for a personal interview (required for admission), applicants must submit the following to the Director of Doctoral Education, Dept of Nurse Anesthesia, PO Box 980226, Richmond VA 23298:
- Personal statement including:
Reasons for seeking this educational opportunity
Career goals and how this degree will aid in that process
Prior lifework experience that will contribute to your success in the program
Potential areas of interest for the capstone project
- Completed Graduate School application form.
- Personal interview (by invitation)
- Completed application_addendum
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Official transcripts for all post-secondary programs
- Three professional references
- Official NBCRNA transcript
- Evidence of licensure, certification, and recertification
The post-master's Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program option enrolls approximately 10-20 CRNAs annually, starting in the fall semester each year.
*In lieu of GRE scores, applicants can submit, for consideration, evidence of verbal and quantitative knowledge and skills necessary for successful completion of the program.