The application deadline is June 15th of each calendar year. The full-time course of study begins in January each year. We are currently accepting applications for the cohort beginning January 2020. Applications will not be reviewed until all required application materials are received.
UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University requires applicants applying for enrollment to submit a competitive GRE (Graduate Record Exam) score. Official GRE scores should be sent directly to Gannon University - GRE code 2270.
Applicants to the Nurse Anesthesia Program are required to have a minimum of two years, recent, full-time acute care RN experience prior to applying to the program. Preferred acute care experience is obtained in a CTICU, or SICU. Emergency Department experience is only considered if obtained in a large trauma center. Post Anesthesia Care Unit experience is only considered if obtained in a unit where open heart, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, or neuro patients recover before admission to a SICU. The applicant’s critical care experience must demonstrate management of the acutely ill patient with invasive hemodynamic monitoring, ventilatory care, and pharmacologic intervention.
Very few student registered nurse anesthetists are able to work on a regular basis and successfully complete the program requirements. The average student registered nurse anesthetist commits a minimum of 56 hours/week of time to the course of study.
Yes, “In-Person” interviews are conducted annually as a component of the admissions process. Applications to the UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University are reviewed based on published admissions criteria. Interviews are offered to the most qualified applicants. Meeting the published admissions criteria does not guarantee a granting of interview or admission into the UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University.
Yes, the Gannon University Office of Financial Aid is available for assistance with the financial aid process. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (814) 871-7337 or at http://www.gannon.edu/financialaid/default.asp for more information.
UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University received initial Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs in 1970. Full COA accreditation status has been maintained since this initial granting.
We invite you to contact the UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia at 814-877-2938 or toll free at 800-937-9133 ext. 2938 to obtain more information or to arrange a personal visit to the school. Ready to fill out your online application?