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Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

  • Entry Level DNAP Program Requirements

    Disclaimer: This program is pending approval by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), and enrollment is planned for Fall 2022.

    https://www.coacrna.org 
    Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia:  222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Ill.  60068- 4001; 847-655-1160

    DNAP Entry Program Admissions Requirements 

    • Completed and signed application
    • Official transcripts
    • A BSN from an ACEN, CNEA or CCNE accredited program or MSN from an accredited ELMSN program
    • Current, valid RN license in U.S. state/ territory or locale where student will complete clinical requirements.
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
    • Current minimum one-year full-time adult ICU/critical care nursing experience (within the last five years) by the start of the program 
    • Resume
    • CCRN certification not required but highly recommended
    • Current certifications in BLS, ACLS and PALS
    • A minimum of one undergraduate course (3 credits) of Chemistry: Organic or Biochemistry (No General Chemistry) taken within 10 years of application with a final grade of “B” or higher
    • A minimum of one undergraduate course (3 credits) of Microbiology or Anatomy & Physiology taken within 10 years of application with a final grade of “B” or higher
    • 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 500-word essay addressing your career goals
    • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references. One letter must be from a critical care supervisor
    • Interview with the Admissions Committee

    Once the University receives all required documentation for your application, La Roche will contact you. After an assessment of your completed application, La Roche will notify you on whether you are eligible for an interview. Please note: Fulfilling the above requirements does not guarantee an interview or acceptance into the nurse anesthesiology program. 

    For International Students

    In addition to meeting the standard academic criteria for the program to which you are applying, international applicants must demonstrate English proficiency. All international students must take one of the tests indicated below and meet the university minimum score requirement:

    • A minimum TOEFL iBT of 79
    • A minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5
    • A minimum Duolingo English test score of 105
    • DNAP Completion Program Requirements

      Disclaimer: This program is pending approval by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), and enrollment is planned for Fall 2022.

      https://www.coacrna.org 
      Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia:  222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Ill.  60068- 4001; 847-655-1160

      Admissions Requirements

      • 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 
           
         

      Research Requirements

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

      Residency Requirements

      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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