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University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Admission Criteria

Program Admissions Requirements:

  • Non-restricted RN license from any state
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited school of nursing
  • Minimum one year of full-time critical care experience as an RN within the past three years.  (See Admissions FAQ for more information).
  • Current CCRN Certification
  • Current American Heart Association ACLS Provider Certification
  • Science GPA of 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale
  • GRE score of 150 or higher for Verbal Reasoning preferred
  • GRE score of 150 or higher on Quantitative Reasoning preferred
  • Personal interview with Nurse Anesthesia Admissions Committee 

Program Admissions Recommendations:

  • Experience shadowing a CRNA (Shadowing Documentation Form)
  • Service on a committee for intensive care unit, healthcare facility, or professional nursing organization

Requirements Upon Acceptance:

  • $500 non-refundable matriculation fee
  • Non-restricted Ohio and Kentucky RN licenses
  • Current American Heart Association ACLS and PALS certification
  • Current TB test and immunizations as required by the University and clinical sites
  • Computer with internet access
  • Verizon cell phone with texting capabilities