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  • SRNA Application Process

    The following materials must be submitted to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Nurse Anesthesia program office:

    • UAB graduate application form and $35 processing fee
    • Official transcripts from each college or university attended
    • Completed application to the professional phase of the nurse anesthesia program (form available from program office)
    • Two references from professional associates

    Requirements for admission

    Applicants must possess a state license as a registered nurse and have a minimum of two years of nursing experience in a critical care environment. Applicants must have a bachelor of science degree or higher prior to entry into the program. The bachelor's degree may be in nursing or in an appropriate science concentration. Acceptance will be based upon the student's academic ability, work experience, and aptitude for a career in nurse anesthesia. The candidate is expected to satisfy the following requirements:

    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (A=4.0)
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in sciences and statistics prerequisites
    • A grade of C or better in each prerequisite course
    • A minimum score of 50 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or 500 on each section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • A personal interview with the selection committee
    • Completion, if accepted, of the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, proof of required immunizations, and a satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service

    Program prerequisites - UAB equivalents

    (Course requirements are listed in semester credit hours.)

    Sciences and statistics:

    • Anatomy/Physiology (6-8) or
    • Anatomy (3-4)
    • Physiology (3-4)
    • Pathophysiology (3-4) or
    • Clinical Physiology (3-4)
    • Microbiology (3)
    • Statistics (3-4)
    • College Chemistry (3-4)

    For more information

    For more information from UMC, contact or write:

    • Department of Anesthesiology
              2500 N. State St.
              Jackson, MS 39216
              Phone: (601) 984-5900

    For more information from UAB, contact or write:

    • Program Director
              Nurse Anesthesia Program
              School of Health Professions
              Richard M. Scrushy Building, Room 230
              1705 University BoulBlvd.
              University of Alabama at Birmingham
              Birmingham, Al 35294-1212
              Phone: (205) 934-3209  
              Fax: (205) 934-3212    
              E-mail: mna@uab.edu

    For course descriptions, see the UAB School of Health Professions Catalog – Course Descriptions. Go to list of School of Health Professions Programs of Study.