Master's Concentrations

Nurse Anesthesia

Application Process

Applicants who meet the admission requirements, to apply please follow these steps in order:

  1. Submit a USF Graduate Admissions Application >> APPLY
  2. Contact Graduate Admissions with questions at (813) 974-2846.

  3. Submit a College of Nursing Application >> APPLY
  4. Contact the College of Nursing with questions at or (813) 974-2191.

    Note: Applicants must complete both applications to apply (Steps 1 & 2).

  5. Submit required documentation through NursingCAS:
    • Unrestricted Registered Nursing license to practice in the United States at the time of application. A Florida license will be required prior to the start of the clinical phase.
    • Current certifications - BLS & ACLS Certifications are required. CCRN and PALS is highly recommended.
    • Unofficial copy of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within five years of application.  Official Scores must be reported directly to the University of South Florida.
    • Three letters indicating your potential for graduate study, from academic and employment reference who can attest to your academic ability, clinical competence and commitment.
    • Resume (Template Required)
    • Goals/Personal Statement (Template Required)
    • Sealed official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended, mailed directly from your college to: NursingCAS, PO Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471
    • A successful personal interview with the Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) Program Panel may be required.
    • If your native language is not English, include your scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 is required.
All documentation must be received by the deadline in order for applications to be considered.  All coursework and degrees completed outside the United States require a course-by-course evaluation from an approved evaluating agency.  Foreign transcript evaluation services approved by the USF Graduate School can be found online. Please note that the Florida Board of Nursing maintains its own list of approved evaluating agencies.  Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must demonstrate English proficiency.  Please see the USF Graduate Catalog for more information or contact the USF Office of Admissions.

Applicants Rights and Responsibilities:

Applicants have the right to be treated in a respectful, timely, and truthful manner. Applicants have the right to have their application evaluated with the same degree of consideration as any other applicant. Applicants have the responsibility to inform the concentration administration of any changes in their application packet. Applicants are required to submit applications and material by the stated deadline and to be truthful in the application as well as in all communication.

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