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Application and Admission Info

Here you'll find information about admission criteria for the Nazareth Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesiology, the application information and a Fee and Tuition Schedule.

Nazareth Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesiology is not currently accepting applications for admission.

Admission Criteria

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Nursing
  • Possession of a current, valid, professional/registered nursing license in one jurisdiction of the United States which satisfies the requirements of the applicable state board of nursing
  • Minimum of two years of nursing experience in a critical care setting. The Nazareth Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia defines a critical care setting as intensive care (CTICU, SICU or CCU). Program administrators are available to advise potential students of the benefits of these critical care employment prerequisite requirements. It remains the prerogative of the program through adherence to the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Standards to discern what constitutes an appropriate critical care setting
  • Evidence of current CPR, PALS and ACLS certifications
  • A personal interview with the Admissions Committee

Application Procedure

Applicants to the School of Nurse Anesthesiology should proceed as follows.

Submit the following items to the Program Director:

  • A completed application with a $35 non-refundable application fee
  • Evidence of a current and valid United States professional nursing license (upon acceptance, a Pennsylvania nursing license is required).
  • Evidence of current CPR, PALS and ACLS certifications
  • A resume

Request the following items to be sent to the Program Director:

  • All official academic transcripts from High School, and all colleges attended
  • A letter of recommendation from the director of your college of nursing.
  • A letter from your current employer attesting to your professional abilities
  • Completion of the GREs at the earliest date with results sent to the school

Tuition and Fees

Nazareth Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesiology
2012-2013 Tuition and Fees (Approximate*)

1st Year 2nd Year
Hospital Tuition $22,000 $23,000
Required Books (Purchased by student for September start ~$1,000)
Required Equipment (Computer, printer--high speed, large volume of use)
Self-Evaluation Exams (Student's Own Expense) $125 $125
Certification Exam (Student's Own Expense) $750
Bridge Tolls (New Jersey affiliates)
Lab Coats, Warming Jackets
O.R. Shoes


Licenses & Re-Certifications (ongoing)


(Requirement to attend 24 hours of anesthesia-related conferences not affiliated with Program at student's expense ~$1,000)
Review Courses (optional) $1,200
Medical Health Insurance
(Ongoing from 1st day to completion of the program)
Transfer 33 Credits Fee ($41/credit)
(Billed by University each semester--increases at rate as tuition; 2012 fee)
$676.50 $676.50
Masters from St. Joseph's University
Application Fee
Tuition for 18 Credits (2012; $752/credit)
Books (for St. Joe's courses)


*Nazareth Hospital’s tuition and administrative fees are subject to change. Some fees are estimated based on current fees.
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