Disclaimer: This program is pending approval by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), and enrollment is planned for Fall 2022.
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia: 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Ill. 60068- 4001; 847-655-1160
- Completed and signed application
- 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 nursing program or a masters in an appropriate major
- Certification as a CRNA
- Current, valid RN license
- A minimum of one undergraduate course (3 credits) Statistics taken within 10 years of application with a final grade of "B" or higher.
- A minimum of one undergraduate course (3 credits) Research Methodology taken within 10 years of application with a final grade of "B" or higher
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
- 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
Applicants must present evidence of a research thesis or evidence-based research to be considered for admission to the DNAP program.
The DNAP Completion Program requires three immersion sessions spread throughout the curriculum. Dates to be determined.
The first-week residency is an intensive week in which students are required to attend classes and seminars on the La Roche University campus.
This intensive week is usually the week before classes begin in the fall, which is usually in August. There are two additional residency sessions which are 2-3 days in length.
The spring semester begins in January and summer semester begins in May.
All residencies are mandatory.
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
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