(refer to the program's website for more information)
Application Fees (non-refundable): Nursing CAS: $80
Please submit your NursingCAS application first. Once your application has been verified by NursingCAS, you will be notified from AU’s Office of Academic Admissions to set up your AU applicant portal to submit your AU Supplemental Application and pay the Supplemental Fee of $25.
Application Fees (non-refundable):
Nursing CAS: $80
Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.
NOTE: Nursing Anesthesia does not defer admission or accept late applications. All required application materials and documents must be received on or before the deadline in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum overall graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all work attempted.
Completion of a prelicensure nursing program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or completion of a prelicensure Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an accredited program and an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degrees earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degrees required by the program.
Degrees earned from a pass/fail BSN program should achieve a minimum GRE score requirement of 300, or an “A” must be achieved in at least (3) hours of graduate-level science coursework from an accredited college or university.
All official transcripts are required from ALL universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to NursingCAS. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, NursingCAS will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to email@example.com.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Letters of Recommendation (3)
As part of the online NursingCAS application process, applicants provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals they have asked to serve as their referees.
Applicants should select three references who can speak to their academic, professional, and/or clinical performance. One reference must be from a supervisor (charge nurse, unit manager).
Once the online application is submitted, each referee will receive an email notification directing him/her to the online site where he/she can complete the reference form and submit his/her letter of recommendation.
Standardized Test Requirements
GRE is required for applicants with a minimum overall undergraduate or graduate (MSN/CNL) program GPA < 3.6, or if awarded a BSN from a Pass/Fail university. A minimum score of 300 is required. All GRE scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than five years old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
English Proficiency (if applicable)
English proficiency exam scores are required for applicants whose first language is
not English and who do not qualify for an English proficiency exam waiver per the
criteria listed below. Augusta University will accept official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS) exam scores. Official exam scores must be taken within 2 years of the date of application.
The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is
5406. Please do not select a department code.
English Proficiency Exam Waiver Criteria: An English proficiency exam will be waived for applicants to graduate programs who:
Please visit the International Student webpage for more information.
English proficiency exam scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English and who do not qualify for an English proficiency exam waiver per the criteria listed below. Augusta University will accept official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS) exam scores. Official exam scores must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
Applicants must have completed a 3 credit hour undergraduate or graduate chemistry course and statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of "B" or higher.
Resume or CV
Including date of most recent revision. This item is uploaded directly into NursingCAS.
Included within the application, applicants must submit a written component describing why you want to be a nurse anesthetist and how your previous education and experiences will enhance your ability in the program.
Using ZeeMee, please cut and paste your ZeeMee personal page link in the space provided. Post a 25-second video statement through ZeeMee to answer the following questions: We have several qualified applicants for each open spot in this program. Every applicant “wants” to be a CRNA. With that, what sets you apart? Why should we choose you?
Applicants are required to shadow a minimum of eight hours with a CRNA prior to their interview.
AACN Certification (adult, pediatrics, or neonatal) preferred, but not required.
Proof of unrestricted RN license from state where applicant is practicing at the time
of application. Proof of current unrestricted Georgia or multi-state RN license is
required prior to enrollment. This item is uploaded directly into NursingCAS.
Minimum of one-year of full-time, critical care nursing experience, within the past 3 years.
Examples of critical care experience s may include but are not limited to: surgical intensive care, cardiothoracic intensive care, coronary intensive care, medical intensive care, pediatric intensive care, and neonatal intensive care.
Those who have experiences in other areas may be considered provided they can demonstrate competence with managing unstable patients, invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
All candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be screened.
Use of Marijuana and/or CBD Products
Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug and is illegal to purchase in South Carolina. Apart from a narrow and limited scope of codified/documented medical exceptions, it is illegal for individuals to use marijuana/tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in South Carolina. Although cannabidiol (CBD) products may be purchased and used in South Carolina, please be aware that CBD products may contain higher levels of THC than represented on packaging and use of CBD products can result in a positive drug screen for THC/marijuana. Be aware that current drug testing methods cannot accurately ascertain the origins of THC metabolites (i.e., whether from marijuana or CBD products). Your academic program has the authority to conduct random and/or scheduled drug testing; if your test result is reported as positive for THC metabolites (even if you only used a CBD product), your ability to be accepted into the program, progress in the program, and/or successfully complete the program may be negatively impacted.
Overall GPA Calculation
Once all official transcripts and/or transcript evaluations have been received by the Office of Academic Admissions, overall undergraduate and/or graduate GPA's will be calculated on all work attempted in which letter grades were awarded by using the Georgia Board of Regent's standards for GPA calculations. The AU calculation of overall GPA's will be used to determine if the minimum GPA requirements of your program are met. Meeting minimum GPA requirements is not an indication of acceptance into the program.
The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance.
Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the Dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.
Criminal Background Check
A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for graduate nursing, clinical psychology, allied health in nutrition and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards. Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University. Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy. Additional Link: Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Proof of Lawful Presence
According to Policy 4.3.4 of the University System of Georgia, any student requesting to pay at the in-state tuition rate will be required to provide verification of their lawful presence in the United States in order to be classified as an in-state student or awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver.
Testing and Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.
While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with The Graduate School for recent updates.
Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.
Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.