​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All anesthesia specialty courses will be held at the Union Square Campus (USC) in Greensboro. The new USC building is a state of the art nursing education building outfitted with technology classrooms, labs, simulation space and an OR suite. Additional amenities include easy access parking, student lockers, student lounge with refrigerators and microwave, and student study areas.  


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Please NOTE:  The BSN must be completed before application submission.
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) within five years of application.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) & Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification (American Heart Association curriculum only)
  • CCRN certification*
  • Satisfactory completion of a undergraduate Health Assessment course
  • Satisfactory completion of undergraduate Chemistry (three semester hours)
  • Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate course in Statistics.  High School AP coursework and “testing out” at college acceptance is not accepted.
  • A minimum of one year of continuous full-time acute care experience in a critical care setting
  • A minimum of 2 shadowing experiences with a CRNA.  The CRNA should document the shadowing experience, sign and date and give to applicant.  This is uploaded to the application after submission using a “misc” upload.

*  Applicants will not be considered for an interview until they have received their CCRN certification.

Earning a 3.2 GPA for your BSN is required.  An elevated GPA based on non-nursing credits may not be adequate for being considered for an interview.  If an applicant has completed or is in the process of completing graduate work, this will be taken into consideration, but not a guarantee, for an interview.

While enrolled in the program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be successful.  UNCG DNP Nurse Anesthesia does not consider “average” students to be successful candidates.  Only students showing strong academic ability will be considered for admission.

Students receive the required clinical practicum experience under the instruction/supervision of CRNAs and anesthesiologists. The hours of practicum vary in order to offer wide variety of clinical experiences and to enable the student to correlate theory and practice. Graduate and clinical clock hours average approximately 35 hours per week per semester. Additional time is required for preoperative and postoperative visits, care planning, and independent study. The time committed to study, class, and practice may consume over 60 hours per week. ​

Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia program is on a competitive basis. Students are chosen on the basis of their academic record and general fitness for the study of anesthesia nursing. All students accepted to the program must furnish, before enrollment, complete immunizations, vaccinations, licensure, TB testing, flu shots, drug screen, and background check as requested by UNCG Graduate School.

The UNCG DNP Nurse Anesthesia Concentration does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, creed, veteran status or any factor protected under state or federal law in its programs, activities, or any protected classes required to maintain our accreditation with the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy:

Nancy Shedlick, DNAP, CRNA
Program Administrator
UNCG Graduate School of Nursing
DNP Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
124 East Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27406

​​​​The Occupational Safety and Health Act, which is applicable to the clinical sites at which RSNA students are required to work, specifically states that the religious exemption from medical examinations, immunizations, or treatment does not apply if requiring that a person undergo these activities is necessary for the protection of the health and safety of others.