Click here to apply to the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia post-master's DNAP program

SRNA's working with the Baricity Education Spinal Tool.


Admission to the DNAP is competitive and based on evaluation of all portions of the application. Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

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.

Reference forms and transcript request forms are available on the Graduate School web site. Please visit the VCU bulletin for the most up to date information on admission requirements.

*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.