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Nursing (Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Jefferson’s fully-accredited Nurse Anesthesia program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) prepares nurses to provide anesthesia care during surgical and obstetrical procedures and to provide pain relief in hospitals of all sizes.

Students in this 30-month, eight-semester program take 74 credits within three core areas of study: nursing that includes a research component, anesthesia and clinical. Its full-time curriculum integrates didactic coursework with over 1,000 hours of clinical rotations, ensuring that students will administer more than 550 anesthetics to patients undergoing a wide variety of surgical and/or diagnostic procedures.

Students may be able to transfer in eligible coursework. Students with transfer credits and/or who have completed master’s core courses complete the program on the same schedule as those starting with no credits. Tuition is charged and financial assistance is awarded based on the actual number of credits a student takes each semester.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia and Advanced Health Assessment
  • Basic Principles of Anesthesia Simulation Lab
  • Pharmacokinetics & Dynamics of Anesthetic Agents
  • Chemistry & Physics for Anesthesia
  • Orientation to Clinical Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    92 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • NursingCAS Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test scores – GRE and MAT
  • Certifications and Licences
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Recommendation Letters
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Drug, Criminal Background and Child Abuse Clearances

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    1190 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1190 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1190 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1190 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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