Young adult African American female patient is being sedated while laying on operating table. Senior adult Caucasian female anesthesiologist is using medical equipment to sedate patient.

Doctor of Nursing Practice With Nurse Anesthesia Concentration

Application Deadline

Application deadline for the class of 2025 is March 15, 2024. Interviews will be scheduled for April 2024. Classes will begin in May 2025.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Admission Process

  • Apply for Admission:  Complete and submit the online application for graduate students at
    • If you have previously applied but did not enroll in courses, please complete and submit a new application so all your records can be updated.
  • Request Transcripts:  Order transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • Have electronic copies sent to OR Have your institution send official hard copies to:

Lourdes University Graduate Admissions
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, OH  43560

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Graduation from a nationally accredited nursing program with a bachelor’s degree in nursing or other appropriate nursing major from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Course content and a grade of 3.0 in Anatomy and Physiology, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Provide Recommender Information:  Provide name, organization, position/title, relationship, phone number & email address of three recommenders:
    • A peer who works with you
    • An immediate supervisor, someone who performs or can evaluate you in the workplace
    • A physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant you have worked closely with in a critical care area.
  • Provide Proof of Current Certifications and Current Licensure:  All copies of current documents/licenses/certifications can be uploaded into your application.
    • ACLS
    • BLS
    • CCRN with scores
    • PALS
    • Unrestricted Nursing License – All licenses if more than one
    • Resume or CV
    • Critical Care Work Experience – Submit documentation citing your critical care work experiences using the form located here:  Lourdes NAP Critical Care Work Experience Form
      • Critical care areas include SICU, MICU, CICU, NICU, PICU, Neuro ICU, and ER. ER nursing may be considered as fulfilling this requirement and will be individually considered based on the acuity/intensity of the ER.
    • Shadowing Experience:  Complete a minimum shadowing experience of 1-2 days (8-16 hours) with a CRNA or anesthesiologist.  Please use this form to record your shadowing experiences Lourdes NAP Shadow Experience Form
  • Pay Application Fee:  Pay the $50 Application Fee electronically by accessing – NAP Application Fee Payment Form
  • Application Review: The application review process takes several weeks.  Once this process is complete, invitations to interview will be sent via email.  Applicants not granted an interview will be informed via email.
  • Admission Decision: Admission decisions will be sent via email.  All interviewees will receive an admission decision.