DNAP Program Frequently Asked Questions

What are the basic requirements for admission to the MTSA DNAP program?

  • Graduation from a COA-Accredited Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Current Certification or Recertification as a CRNA
  • Current active membership with the AANA
  • Master’s Degree from a nurse anesthesia program
  • Current licensure as an APN/APRN
  • Current licensure as an RN
  • Currently practicing as a CRNA
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA


How long is the program?

Four quarters; inclusive of capstone project. An optional 5th quarter may be needed to implement the capstone. Classes begin in September.

Is the program all online?

There will be four (4) week-long intensive sessions on the MTSA campus. Other than that, the program is all online.

What is the cost of the program?

Tuition is $30,000. Additional costs include: application fee, books, physical exam, health insurance coverage, housing (MTSA will reserve a block of rooms at a discounted rate at a local hotel), mobile smart phone with data plan, access to a personal portable/laptop computer and high-speed internet access, for-cause drug screening, NBCRNA dues and AANA membership dues.

What is the class size?

Up to 20 candidates can be accepted per cohort.

Which transcripts need to be submitted?

Original transcripts from all academic work after high school should be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Is the GRE required?

A GRE is not required for applicants who have a graduate school GPA greater than 3.50.

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