Prospective Students

This is a program offered by Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. The qualified student is admitted to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and is directed toward the goal of earning a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia. Saint Mary’s University believes in building and developing on the baccalaureate base with emphasis on a strong scientific and technical background. Graduates will be prepared to practice in a wide variety of settings and in diverse methods of administering a safe anesthetic. The graduate is eligible to write the certification examination as offered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. Successful completion of the examination entitles the graduate to be known as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

The graduate program is based on earning 64 semester credits in a minimum of twenty-eight months (seven semesters). The program integrates clinical and academic experiences.

You can begin your application by following this link: Nurse Anesthesia Program Application. We no longet accept paper applications. PLEASE NOTE: for the applications due April 1, 2015, the application criteria are changing. Please look for new program requirements starting in June, 2014. If you are re-applying, or have already submitted a complete paper application, contact the Admissions Department for guidance. You may apply at any time during the year, all applications are reviewed after the April first deadline. Late applications will not be reviewed until the following year.

Applications for the class starting in 2015 are closed.

The waiting list for the class starting in 2015 is at number _____.

The following documents are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have this program: Get Adobe Acrobat

Introduction Letter to Prospective Nurse Anesthesia Students

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Program Brochure

Admission Requirements, Application Process, Selection Criteria, Program Transfer Information and Non-US Transcript Information

Tuition Rate and Fee Schedule

Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia Student Handbook and Administrative Manual 2014-2015

Answers to FAQ's about this Program

Answers to FAQ's about the Admission Criteria and Selection Process

Information About the Content of the Application

The GRE is NOT a required part of the application.

The application, goal statement, transcripts, resume or curriculum vitae, reference letters and interview should address the candidates ability to:

  • communicate effectively.
  • think critically.
  • practice critical care nursing competently.
  • conduct their professional life ethically and with integrity.
  • excel academically.
  • demonstrate initiative, self-direction, and motivation.
  • understand the commitment required of the student to become a nurse anesthetist.

You can begin your application by following this link: Nurse Anesthesia Program Application.