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Nurse Anesthsia - Admission Requirements

If you are applying for the Anesthesia Nursing Program make sure you choose the next Summer session as your entry session.

The application deadline is June 1.


  • Graduate from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited nursing program with a baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing. 
  • Possess an unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in one of the U.S. states or territories
    • An Iowa RN License will be required upon matirculation
  • Minimum of one year staff nurse Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience
  • Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, and PALS
  • Completion of the statistics prerequisite course by the start of the program
    • An upper-level statistics course needs to be completed within five (5) years of the application deadline. Acceptable University of Iowa courses are as follows: BIOS:4120, STAT:3510, STAT:4143, PSQF:4143. Equivalent courses from other colleges/universities may be accepted as well. Please use the Transfer Courses section of ISIS to find equivalents ( Please note that the “upper-level” designation refers to a junior/senior level college course.

The admissions committee feels strongly that a good background in the basic science coursework that is part of most health science and/or BSN curricula is critical to success both as a student in our program and as a CRNA after graduation. Refer to the Prerequisites document for a list of these background courses/topic areas.