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All applicants must meet the general admission requirements to enroll in graduate coursework at Adventist University of Health Sciences.
Additionally, applicants to the Nurse Anesthesia Program must:
Submit an application online and nonrefundable $100 application fee.
Meet the mental and physical requirements as listed above.
Present evidence of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or another appropriate major from a regionally accredited institution.
Present current official transcripts from all undergraduate and/or graduate institutions attended. Admission GPAs will be calculated, based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Transcripts must be mailed or delivered electronically to the Office of Enrollment Services from each institution attended. Transcripts will be considered official only when received directly from the institution and not hand-delivered by the applicant or faxed by the institution attended. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal. Additionally, transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluation company. A list of approved companies is available in the Foreign Transcript Evaluation section.
- Present an unrestricted Florida license to practice as a registered nurse or be eligible for Florida Registered Nurse licensure. (This requirement may be deferred.)
Present a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
Present an official copy of a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last 5 years. GRE or MAT scores on college transcripts are also acceptable.
Complete a minimum of one-year intensive critical care nursing experience. Two or more years of critical care nursing experience is preferred.
Present Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. (This requirement may be deferred.)
Provide an essay or goal statement outlining reasons for choosing to become a nurse anesthetist, reasons for choosing to attend a faith-based institution, and why you have specifically chosen Adventist University of Health Sciences.
Provide three recommendations using ADU Recommendation Forms. One recommendation must be from a licensed CRNA that the applicant has shadowed. Recommendations from friends or family members are not accepted.
Provide evidence of English language proficiency for those applicants for whom English is not their primary language or who have graduated from a non-English speaking school (see English Language Proficiency section).
Successfully complete the interview process (interviews are by invitation only).
Note: Due to the competitive nature of the admission process, applicants should understand that meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission into the program. Also, applicants will be screened, and the most qualified individuals will be invited for an interview.
Each applicant accepted to an on-campus professional program is expected to pay a nonrefundable deposit of $500 to reserve his or her place in the program. The applicant’s acceptance letter will contain a deposit amount and deadline indicating when the deposit must be received by the University. Once the student enrolls in the program, this deposit will be applied toward the student’s account. Students who have paid the deposit, but decide not to enroll in the program, will forfeit the deposit. If that student is admitted to the same program at a later date, he or she will be required to pay the full deposit amount again. If an applicant is admitted to a program with prerequisites in progress and becomes ineligible for admission due to his or her grades, a full refund will be provided. A professional program deposit is not transferable to another department. Distance Education students are not required to pay a program deposit.