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Nurse Anesthesia, M.Sc.

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  • 29 months
, UT,
Inside the Westminster CRNA program, our classrooms set the stage for deeper clinical experience. Students spend minimal time in the lecture hall and maximum time with their sleeves rolled up in our sophisticated simulation laboratory. Once they’ve mastered the on-campus curriculum, they move on to rotations in hospitals and clinics.


From Your First Interview, Every Moment Sets You Up for Success

You’ll receive ongoing support from faculty as well as senior peers—and then we’ll connect you with local CRNA preceptors for mentoring in a clinical setting. Pair that with extensive hands-on experience, small class sizes, and an engaging learning environment, and you have a recipe to succeed in any operating room.

We believe in going beyond “prepared.” The required number of cases students need to graduate is 600—but our graduates routinely average over 900 cases.

What You'll Learn
  • All anesthesia skills are practiced in our operating room simulation laboratory, which students have daily access to and are encouraged to use as much as possible.
  • A student-centric environment encourages learning through small-group discussion, activities, presentations, and collaboration.
  • Student enrollment in the program is limited to 18 each year, making sure faculty has time for ample one-on-one engagement with each student.
  • Students receive a wide range of clinical assignments and opportunities around the country, ranging from Level 1 trauma centers to small rural facilities.
  • Students have the chance to work in CRNA-only facilities and in anesthesiologist-CRNA team practice settings as well.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Physiology I 
  • Physiology II 
  • Chemistry/Physics
  • Pharmacology I 
  • Pharmacology II 
  • Gross Anatomy 
  • Anesthesia Principles I
  • Anesthesia Principles II 
  • Anesthesia Principles Ill 
  • Anesthesia Principles V 

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 29 months
                  • Credits
                    64 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:


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                  • Minimum required score:


                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  Academic Requirements

                  You need the following GPA score:

                  Required score: 3

                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

                  • Application: Online Application or Printable Application

                  • $50 application fee

                  • Personal Statement

                  • Three letters of reference from healthcare workers and/or academic professors who can attest to your character and work performance

                  • Personal resume 

                  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited school. BS/BSN in nursing is strongly preferred.

                  • Minimum of 1 year of critical care

                  • GRE scores on file from within the last 5 years

                  • Negative 10 panel drug test. View instructions and suggested laboratories.

                  • Physical and Mental Health Certificate

                  • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    1257 USD/credit
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 1257 USD per credit and a duration of 29 months.
                  • National Applies to you

                    1257 USD/credit
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 1257 USD per credit and a duration of 29 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  Living costs for Salt Lake City

                  • 1000 - 1730 USD/month
                    Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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