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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for School of Nurse Anesthesia

Q. Do I need to complete a BSN prior to application?
A. Yes, UNC Charlotte requires the completion of a degree prior to a candidate being considered for admission.

Q. What are the undergraduate science course requirements for admission to the program?
A.  Undergraduate science courses which were required in the BSN program are the only courses required for admission to the Program. However, it is strongly recommended that a course in Chemistry and Physics be completed.

Q. Do I need ACLS, BCLS and PALS certification prior to application to the program?
A. No, certification is not required prior to application but a plan which includes intended date of certification is and must be completed prior to matriculation.

Q. If I do not meet admission criteria in all categories, will exemplary performance in other categories be considered as a replacement for unmet categories.
A. No, the applicant must meet criteria for admission in all categories.

Q. Are all undergraduate course grades used to calculate my overall GPA?
A. Yes.  

Q. If I have a degree in a field other than nursing (BS, BA, MD, DDS, DO, DC, etc.) can this be substituted for the BSN requirement?
A. No, because the Program offers a Master's Degree in Nursing, the BSN is foundational.  

Q. Does the Program prioritize admission decisions based upon applicant’s state of residence and/or employer?
A. No, the Program bases admission decisions solely on the applicant’s admission criteria profile.

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