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BSN to DNP - Nurse Anesthesia Track, BSN to DNP

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
The mission of the SONHS is to educate students and support faculty committed to excellence in nursing and health science.  Through research, education and practice, the school will create and disseminate health knowledge and prepare culturally competent leaders to provide safe service to our community, the nation and the world.
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The BSN-to-DNP program is a lock-step program.  Students must also successfully complete the courses in each semester to progress to the next.  

To receive the BSN-to-DNP, students must:

  • Complete all course work as required with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Complete all required clinical and practice immersion hours
  • Successfully complete the DNP scholarly project before graduation
  • Successfully complete annual benchmark exams, before progressing into next phase of the program
  • Successfully pass the DNP comprehensive examination, which is an integrative experience to demonstrate students’ mastery of the outcome objectives of the program
  • Pass a comprehensive clinical nurse anesthesia oral board examination
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Credits
      67 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Advanced Pharmacology
    • Foundations of Anesthesia Science Technology for Nurse Anesthetists 
    • Physiology/Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing
    • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
    • Basic Concepts in Anesthesia Nursing 
    • Pharmacology for Anesthesia Nursing
    • The Evolution of Nursing Practice Application of Theory in Nursing Practice
    • Research I: Evaluating the Evidence for Practice

    For more information, please visit the programme website.

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • The University of Miami requires a minimum score of 297 (total of verbal + quantitative) for acceptance into any Graduate School program.

      This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

      Recommended Analytical Writing score:


      The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    General Requirements

    • Complete the online application
    • Official Transcripts
    • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
    • Complete the School Report
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Conduct updates, if applicable
    • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
    • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
    • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2030 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      2030 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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    Living costs for Miami

    • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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