DNAP Nurse Anesthesia Practice

    Requirements and Application

    To be considered for admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program, you must submit the following:

    • Completed and signed application form (application deadline is April 15 for summer 2017 start)
    • Official transcripts
    • Evidence of graduation from an accredited baccalaureate or higher nursing program, or possession of a bachelor of science degree in a basic or an appropriate health science field
    • Evidence of a master’s degree from a nationally accredited nurse anesthesia program (ACEN or CCNE) and certification as a CRNA
    • RN license
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25
    • Submission of a curriculum vitae and three professional references
    • Submission of required essays:
      • One essay will focus on the applicant’s professional goals
      • The second essay should discuss the applicant’s research area of interest and proposed doctoral capstone project
      • In your essay please include: 
        • Your area of interest (advanced clinical practice, administration, education)
        • Potential clinical problem that you plan to focus on as your identified topic in the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program
        • Why you are interested in this clinical problem
        • Why it is relevant for current society
        • Why it potentially warrants evidence-based practice change
        • How it is relevant to the role of the DNAP-prepared nurse and the implementation of evidence-based practice 

    Research Requirements

    Applicants must present evidence of a research thesis or evidence-based on research to be considered for admission to the DNAP program. 

    Residency Requirements

    The DNAP program requires three immersion sessions. Begin the coursework with a one-week residency in the summer, three days in the fall and three days in the spring. All residencies are mandatory and overnight stays are also required. Hotel accommodations will be made by the college.

    The first-week summer residency is an intensive week in which students are required to attend classes and seminars on the La Roche College campus. The summer residency takes place from May 21 at 4 p.m. to Friday, May 26 at 4pm.  

    The fall semester begins in late August and concludes in December. The fall residency begins Thursday, Oct. 12 at a.m. and ends Saturday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. 

    The spring semester begins in January and concludes in early May. The spring residency takes place Wednesday May 2 and concludes with graduation on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

    For International Students

    In addition to the requirements listed above, international students must:

    • Complete the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) process to evaluate the international license to practice nursing and any educational program transcripts
    • Provide a copy of U.S. Nursing License

    How to Apply

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