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Application Requirements


The application cycle opens August 12, 2021 for matriculation in May 2022. Please visit NursingCAS to create your account and complete your application between August 12, 2021, and December 15, 2021. All application materials must be received by NursingCAS by December 15.

Due to a limited number of interview slots, applicants are encouraged to complete the application requirements in advance of the December deadline for priority consideration.

Applications for admission into the program are accepted beginning with the published start date for each admission cycle. During each cycle, applicants will be interviewed and offers of acceptance made, until all seats in the cohort have been filled. The admission cycle will close on the published date, or sooner, if all seats have been filled. Therefore, early application is recommended.


Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution must be complete prior to application.

A minimum overall grade-point average (GPA), science GPA, and nursing GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale is preferred.

There are no required prerequisite courses. Completion of a biostatistics course within the past two years is highly recommended.


  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission consideration.


  • If you earned a bachelor’s degree from outside the U.S. and/or you do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, you are required to demonstrate proof of English proficiency via an official TOEFL report that includes a total score and category scores in reading, writing, listening and speaking. (The TOEFL requirement may be waived if you have been a full-time student at a U.S. college or university for at least two consecutive years, or if you are from a country in which English is a primary language.)
  • If you have a valid TOEFL score, please send directly to Rosalind Franklin University at Institution Code 1117 from ETS.


Applicants must provide three references who know the candidate personally and can attest to the candidate’s performance. Each reference should know you in one of the following capacities:

  • Professor or faculty member from your nursing education program
  • Your current immediate nursing work supervisor (i.e. the person responsible for your annual nursing employment performance review)
  • A physician whose patients you routinely take care of in your critical care nursing employment position


Applicants are required to submit a short essay explaining why they want to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).


Official transcripts from each college, university or community college previously attended must be submitted directly to NursingCAS according to these instructions.


Current unencumbered licensure as a registered professional nurse in the United States, its territories or protectorates is required. CCRN Certification is highly recommended for a competitive application.


At least one year of full-time experience, preferably two, as an RN in a critical care setting at the time of matriculation. A curriculum vitae (CV) is required as part of the NursingCAS application.


Pass an RFUMS background check.

Submit all immunization and other health records as requested by the office of admissions

Meet the program's Technical Standards.