Nurse Anesthesia Medallion
College of Nursing


Selection Criteria

IMG_3528-thumbTotal enrollment of anesthesia students is limited. The admission of each class will be based on the "best qualified" as determined by the Admissions Committee. Selection will be based upon the following criteria:

Admission Requirement

Admission to the Master of Science in nursing program requires the student to meet the minimum admission requirements for graduate study of the university and the following requirements of  the College of Nursing:

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited program, with a preferred undergraduate BSN GPA of 3.0
  • Acceptable score  on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) THE ECU CODE for the GRE is 5180
  • Current non-restricted license to  practice as a registered nurse (RN) in order to apply (Must have current non-restricted license to practice as an RN North Carolina upon admission to the program)
  • A minimum one year adult critical care experience and personal interview with Nurse Anesthesia Admissions Committee
  • ACLS current certification (Required for application)
  • PALS current  certification (May apply without PALS but must have prior to admission)
  • A one-page statement describing  the applicant's interest in graduate study, career goals, and the MSN degree's relationship to those goals
  • Four professional  references that  rate professional performance as excellent or above average (two on forms provided in nurse anesthesia admissions packet and two provided by the graduate school)
  • A statistics course
  • Personal interview in which the applicant demonstrates critical care knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Courses in anatomy and physiology and chemistry/biochemistry required (within five years highly recommended)

Admission Process

Applications accepted throughout the year and close on May 31st. Admission interviews are conducted in the Spring and Summer for admission to the next starting class. To apply to the Nurse Anesthesia Program you must request and complete our application. You may request our application by using the link below, or by call us:

Please use this link to complete on online request for the application addendum package

Or call us at: 252-744-6373