MSN Nurse Anesthesia Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet California State University, Fullerton and School of Nursing requirements for admission which include the following:

  • Active, unrestricted, California RN licenseOpens in new window with no disciplinary action pending or imposed
    • Applicants who are currently licensed outside of California are encouraged to review the requirements for California RN Licensure by EndorsementOpens in new window to ensure they meet the California Board of Registered Nursing requirements for California RN Licensure. Note the BRN's Prerequisite Course requirements for Licensure by Endorsement. 
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) or Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in the highest nursing degree (BSN or MSN)
  • Prerequisite Course:
    • Upper-division Statistics completed with a "C" or better
  • Minimum of one year of current full time clinical registered nursing experience in adult critical care ICU. The Adult ICU requirement can be satisfied by working in any kind of Adult ICU environment, such as a Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Coronary Care Unit, Trauma ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Neuro ICU, Burn ICU, and CT ICU.The following experience is NOT considered adult critical care: emergency room, post anesthesia care unit, step down unit, cath lab.

University English Proficiency RequirementOpens in new window : Regardless of citizenship, all applicants whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency before an admissions decision can be made. The University will accept TOEFL, IELTS and PTE proficiency tests. Review the University's requirements on the Admissions and RecordsOpens in new window website.