AACN Guide to Graduate Nursing Program


Initial full accreditation has been granted by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs to the nurse anesthesia educational program!

Fall 2018 applications are being accepted through February 1, 2018. On campus interviews for selected applicants will occur in March. An initial cohort of ten students will be admitted to the Fall 2018 semester. 

Program Highlights

The 36-month Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program is full time and will confer the DNP degree at program completion.The curriculum and clinical experiences prepare students as expert clinicians for every setting in which anesthesia is delivered to patients.

Students will gain hands on experience in a wide variety of anesthetic techniques under the supervision and guidance of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and physician faculty and practitioners. Clinical rotations for the program are all within driving distance of the Marquette campus.

Admission Requirements

Students must file all components of the application with NursingCAS and pay all related fees for submission.

Applicants who accept offers of admission are required to successfully pass a background check and submit valid documentation to meet clinical site health requirements (e.g., current vaccinations). These steps must be completed prior to beginning coursework.

Information regarding Graduate School tuition/fees and financial assistance is located on the Graduate School website.

Additional Information

Program Faculty

Accreditation Status

Accreditation-related information is located here.

Information on Program Enrollment and Student Outcomes

This web page will publish annual enrollment and attrition data of student cohorts as this information becomes available. (PENDING)

This web page will publish annual rates of employment and National Certification Examination (NCE) pass rates of graduates of the program as this information becomes available. (PENDING)

For more information regarding the program, please contact Karen Nest, Graduate Program Coordinator, viae-mailor at (414) 288-3810.


College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.