DNP Nurse Anesthesia Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite course requirements for this program. 


BRN Prerequisites for Licensure for Out of State Applicants

If you are currently licensed as a Registered Nurse outside the state of California, you must apply and qualify for California RN LicensureOpens in new window through the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to start the CRNA program, if admitted. The BRN requires all applicants for RN Licensure in the state of California to have completed the following prerequisite courses: 

  • Communication skills, six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter units shall include principals of:
    • Oral communication
    • Written communication
    • Group communication
  • Related natural sciences, sixteen (16) semester or twenty-four (24) quarter units shall include:
    • Anatomy with lab
    • Physiology with lab
    • Microbiology with lab
    • Behavioral sciences (Psychology)
    • Social sciences

KPSA and CSUF do not screen for these prerequisites during the application and admission process. It is up to each out of state applicant to ensure he or she has completed the necessary courses to qualify for California RN licensure prior to starting the program if admitted. For additional information about these requirements, visit the California BRN website at