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.

Q. Can I take course/s prior to enrollment in the nurse anesthesia program?
A. Yes. The UNCC graduate school allows you to transfer in a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Semester I
Fall I
BIOL 6273 Advanced Human Physiology
NURS 6115 Health Policy & Planning in the US

NUAN 6155 Advanced Pharmacology of Anesthetic Agents
NUAN 6151 Principles I
NUAN 6156 Applied Physics & Chemistry
Semester Hours
Semester II
Spring I
NUAN 6154 Advanced Pharmacology of Non-anesthetic Agents
NUAN 6157 Advanced Pathophysiology in Nurse Anesthesia I
NUAN 6152 Principles II
STAT 6127 Intro to Biostatistics
NURS 6230/6430 Advanced Health Assessment
Semester Hours
Semester III
Summer I
NUAN 6153 Principles III
NURS 6160 Research in Nursing
Semester Hours
Semester IV
Fall II
NUAN 6158 Advanced Pathophysiology in Nurse Anesthesia II
NUAN 6485 Cl. Residency I
NUAN 6171 Professional Aspects Part I
Semester Hours
Semester VI
Spring II
NURS 6101 Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice (Online) NOT RECOMMENDED*
NUAN 6486 Cl. Residency II
NUAN 6172 Professional Aspects Part II
Semester Hours

Semester VII
Summer II
NUAN 6487 Cl. Residency III
Semester Hours
Semester VIII
Fall III
NUAN 6489 Cl. Residency IV
Semester Hours


(including those taken at UNCC outside of enrollment in the major).

If you are planning on seeking financial aid and or scholarships, you must remain enrolled on a full time basis in each semester in order to maximize the monies available. For the fall and spring semesters this is defined as at least 9 credit hours*. Courses that could be taken prior to matriculation in the major are listed in yellow above.

If you want to take a course at another University it must be equivalent to the course in which you propose to replace. Dr. Langford would need to review the proposed course in order to make that determination

By taking courses outside of the nurse anesthesia standard curriculum plan it is likely that you will end up paying more for your education. UNCC bundles and places a cap on the cost of credits. I have pasted an example of the Fall of 2017 tuition fees. For most of the semesters in which the courses are offered you would have exceeded the maximum number of credits. Therefore, taking these courses outside of the full-time curriculum would result in an increased cost.

UNC Charlotte Main Campus - Tuition and Fees Per Semester
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

0 - 2
Credit Hour
3 - 5
Credit Hour
6 - 8
Credit Hour
Credit Hour
Tuition NC Resident 542.25 1,084.25 1,626.50 2,168.50
Tuition Non NC Resident 2,221.50 4,442.75 6,664.25 8,885.50
Ed and Tech Fee 123.50 123.50 197.50 296.00
Safety and Security Fee 6.25 6.25 10.00 15.00
University Fees 455.00 455.00 726.50 1,088.00
49er Card Access Misc. Service Charge 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50
UNC System Assoc Fee .15 .15 .25 .50
Food Service Facilities Misc. Service Charge 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
Transportation Misc. Service Charge 77.50 77.50 77.50 77.50
Health Services Fee 81.25 81.25 121.50 121.50
Total Cost - NC Resident 1,303.40 1,845.40 2,777.25 3,784.50
Total Cost - Non NC Resident 2,982.65 5,203.90 7,815.00 10,501.50