Doctor of Nursing Practice
of All Higher-Ed Institutions
-Center for World University Rankings, 2022
in the Nation Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
- U.S. News & World Report, 2021
College of Nursing
The Nurse Anesthesiology Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) specialty prepares ICU nurses to provide quality anesthesia care utilizing high scientific knowledge and practice expertise. You'll learn to care for patients during the perioperative period to be safe and comfortable during their surgical procedures using pharmacological and scientific techniques.
The DNP program is a hybrid program utilizing a mixture of online didactic coursework, on-campus intensives, and on-ground practicum and clinical placements. It is a practice-focused doctoral program emphasizing innovative, evidence-based professional practice and reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The Nurse Anesthesiology specialization blends online, face-to-face (including required training sessions and orientations), and clinical residency learning within 36 months of full-time study. Students enrolled in the nurse anesthesia curriculum receive a broad foundation of educational preparation for the full scope of nursing theories, research methods, and anesthesia practice across the lifespan.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
Applying Applications must be submitted through NursingCAS and the University of Arizona Graduate College
Nursing CAS Application
Create Your Account
Create a NursingCAS account or sign in with your username and password. Once you create an account, you can access your application as often as you need.
Review the program materials section of NursingCAS to learn more about the specific admissions criteria, requirements and deadlines for your program. Collect and submit any required supporting materials, such as personal statements, documents and certification data.
Send your official transcripts and test scores to NursingCAS and complete your application. Once you have submitted your application and any additional supporting materials, monitor your application status in your NursingCAS account and follow-up on any necessary actions.
University of Arizona Graduate College Application
Go to GradApp
To complete your online application, go to the online portal and either enter your NetID or create a new account.
Create Your Account
After you have created a GradApp account, you can begin your application. Remember to choose Arizona Online as your campus.
Choose your area of specialty and follow the instructions to complete the application for that specialty.