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Admission Requirements
  1. Full Admission
    All applicants must meet the following criteria. The program does not offer conditional or provisional admission
    1. Graduate from an approved baccalaureate or higher degree generic program in nursing or graduate from an approved associate degree with an appropriate baccalaureate degree.

    2. Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.

    3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores submitted from the Education Testing Service, sent directly to Marshall University Graduate College, whose Institutional Code reporting number is 5396.
    a. A photo copy of the student report GRE scores should be included with the CAMC application.
    b. GRE scores must be no older than five (5) years.
    c. Preferred scores are Verbal 153 and Quantitative 144.
    d. Please note the dates of score reporting in the GRE booklet and schedule the test so that the scores will be reported in time for full consideration of your application.

    4. A current, valid, professional registered nursing license in one jurisdiction of the United States, which satisfies the requirements of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. Once admitted, the School requires all in state and out of state students to maintain licensure in the State of West Virginia.

    5. A minimum of one year full time work experience (two years preferred) or its part time equivalent, as a RN in a critical care setting. The applicant must have developed as an independent decision-maker, capable of using and interpreting advanced monitoring techniques based on knowledge of physiological and pharmacological principles.

    The glossary definition of Critical Care Experience from the COA- Critical care experience must be obtained in a critical care area within the United States, its territories or a U.S. military hospital outside of the United States.  During this experience, the registered professional nurse has developed critical decision making and psychomotor skills, competency in patient assessment, and the ability to use and interpret advanced monitoring techniques. A critical care area is defined as one where, on a routine basis, the registered professional nurse manages one or more of the following: invasive hemodynamic monitors (such as pulmonary artery catheter, CVP, arterial); cardiac assist devices; mechanical ventilation; and vasoactive infusions.   Examples of critical care units may include but are not limited to: Surgical Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic Intensive care, Coronary Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care.  Those who have experiences in other areas may be considered provided they can demonstrate competence with managing unstable patients, invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.

    6. Three (3) references by persons in the medical profession who are familiar with the applicant’s qualifications. One of which must be the immediate supervisor. NOTE: Applications are not complete until all 3 references are submitted.

    7. Resume detailing education and work experience.

    8. A personal interview may be requested


For information about our Nurse Anesthesia Program write to:
CAMC School of Nurse Anesthesia
3110 MacCorkle Avenue SE. Room 2041
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: 304-388-9950 | Fax: 304-388-9955


CAMC School of Nurse Anesthesia - 3110 MacCorkle Avenue S.E., Room 2041
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
(304) 388-9950 Phone |  (304) 388-9955 FAX

CAMC Health Education and Research Institute, Inc.
3110 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 388-9960

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