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NURSING

Master of Science
Post Master's Certificate

Specialization in

Nurse Anesthesia

Admission Requirements - Master of Science

  • Completion of the School of Nursing Self-Managed Application Process. Three positive references are required, with at least one from a person with a graduate degree in nursing or a related field.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program. (Graduates from non-NLNAC or CCNE accredited programs and from other countries will be considered under certain circumstances. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information.).
  • RN licensure in good standing.
  • Minimum Undergraduate Nursing GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • Preferred minimum undergraduate Science GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • Preferred minimum overall Undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • Evidence of completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or better.
  • A written statement of "Goals and Objectives" related to the reasons for pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Completion of a minimum of 1 year of professional nursing practice experience prior to enrollment in the first specialization clinical course.
  • Successful completion of a drug screen and a criminal background check, as specified by the School of Nursing, to be performed after initial acceptance to the program.
  • Successful completion of an application interview.
  • Completion of an undergraduate course in organic or biochemistry no more than 6 years prior to entering the program of study.
  • Completion of an undergraduate course in physics no more than 6 years prior to entering the program of study.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for the cumulative, basic sciences, and nursing courses.
  • At least one year of experience as a Registered Nurse in which the individual has had the opportunity to develop as an independent decision maker, and demonstrate psychomotor skills and the ability to use and interpret advanced monitoring techniques based on a knowledge of physiologic and pharmacological principles, such as in a critical care area.

Admission Requirements - Post Master's Certificate

  • Completion of the School of Nursing Self-Managed Application Process. Three positive references are required, with at least one from a person with a graduate degree in nursing or a related field.
  • RN licensure in good standing.
  • Evidence of completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or better.
  • A written statement of "Goals and Objectives" related to the reasons for pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Completion of a minimum of 1 year of professional nursing practice experience prior to enrollment in the first specialization clinical course.
  • Successful completion of a drug screen and a criminal background check, as specified by the School of Nursing, to be performed after initial acceptance to the program.
  • Evidence of having graduated from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited master's program in nursing. Graduates from non-NLNAC accredited programs and from other countries will be considered under certain circumstances. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information.

Application Deadline

Summer only, June 1 for the following summer

Exit Requirements

MS: 72 Semester hours, terminal project, project presentation, and exit interview
PM: 41-72 Semester hours plus exit interview

Catalog Description
School of Nursing
Contact the Graduate Program Director

Graduate Program Director
Department of Family Health and Community Health Nursing
Department of Primary Care and Heath Systems Nursing
School of Nursing
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville IL 62026-1066
(618) 650-3956

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