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Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford

Become a Certified Registered Nurse in Anesthesia with IAA. We offer two levels of programs: Entry Level and Advanced Specialization. Learn more here and apply now. 

Entry Level Program

Requirements

Early Decision applications are due by June 1st each year for classes beginning the following May.

In addition to standard eligibility requirements, Early Decision applicants need to be a CT resident with a cumulative undergraduate GPA> 3.5 and meet all eligibility requirements by June 1.

The program will evaluate completed Early Decision applications received prior to the deadline and invite up to 5 candidates for a personal interview.  Early Decision applicants will be notified by September 1. Ineligible Early Decision applicants will be notified, and their application will be moved to the standard application schedule.

An interview during the Early Decision process will not count against the two-interview limit for nurse anesthesia applicants. Applicants are eligible to apply Early Decision once. Early Decision applicants can be selected during the standard application cycle.

Applications are due by September 1st each year for classes beginning the following May.

To qualify for an interview, the applicant must meet the following requirements by the application deadline:

  1. Current unencumbered licensure as a registered professional nurse in one of the fifty states. Note: You must obtain a Connecticut RN license prior to the 3rd clinical semester.
  2. One of the following degrees is required:
    • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing
    • Baccalaureate Degree in another science that the Admissions Committee deems appropriate
  3. Minimum of one year of current critical care nursing experience, excluding the orientation period, working full-time with demonstrated proficiency in managing critically ill patients, mechanical ventilation, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, vasoactive IV infusions and aggressive fluid management.
  4. Critical care is defined as regular hands-on care of patients with life threatening pathophysiology, invasive lines, e.g. pulmonary artery catheters and arterial lines, ventilators; continuous ECG monitoring and interpretation, vaso-active infusions in an intensive care unit. Preferred areas of critical care experience include: Surgical/Trauma ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Neurosurgical/Neuro Trauma ICU, Pediatric ICU or Medical ICU. The Emergency Department and the PACU are not considered critical care areas.

  5. Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ACLS). Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and CCRN certification is required.
  6. All prerequisite courses require a grade of B or better.
    • Statistics
    • Pharmacology
    • Two semesters of chemistry:
      • One semester inorganic/general chemistry
      • One semester organic chemistry
    • Two semesters of human anatomy and physiology
    * One semester of chemistry and one semester of anatomy and physiology need to be taken in the past 8 years. Please contact the Program Director with individual concerns.
  7. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford and CCSU Graduate School.
  8. Three professional references, utilizing the form [see pdf link below], including a current supervisor. 
  9. A personal statement or essay of your professional goals and reasons for pursuing the DNAP degree (300-word maximum).
  10. A personal interview with the Admissions Committee.  Note: Interviews are granted to qualified applicants who meet or exceed the above pre-requisites by the application deadline.
  11. Application Fee: $150.00 – check made payable to: Integrated Anesthesia Associates

Learn more about NAPH

Apply for the Nurse Anesthesia
Program of Hartford

For more information, please contact:

Tel: (860) 904-0320
Fax: (860) 461-0224
Email: naph@ccsu.edu
Website: ccsu.edu

Integrated Anesthesia Associates
Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford
Attn: Terri Williams, Program Director
100 Retreat Avenue, Suite 900
Hartford CT 06106

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