Mount Marty College Nurse Anesthesia Program requires at least one year (2 preferred) of recent full-time critical care nursing experience as a RN. Acceptable critical care experience includes: ICU, CCU, SICU, MICU, NICU, and PICU. We look for candidates who have developed critical thinking skills while caring for seriously ill patients with multi-system involvement. In addition to possessing independent decision making skills, candidates should be capable of using and interpreting advanced monitoring techniques, ECG interpretation, ventilator management, and regulating and instituting pharmacological agents based on physiological and pharmacological principles. Admission into the program is quite competitive and most people entering the program have two or more years of critical care experience prior to entering the program.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2017

Admissions Requirements
To be accepted/admitted into the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Program, the applicant must meet a number of specific requirements. All program requirements may be found in the Admission Application Packet.

Application Process:
All application materials, including GRE scores, must be received no later than September 15 for the class starting the following August. Incomplete applications, or applications received after the September 15 deadline, will be reviewed only at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Complete the online application before mailing the completed admission packet or forwarding materials. Supporting application materials cannot be processed unless the online application has been completed and your account established.

All instructions and checklists for application to the nurse anesthesia program can be found in the application packet.

Selection Process
The Admissions Committee will carefully review all components, including completed application and supporting material, academic performance, nursing experience, and references. Because class size is limited, not all candidates who meet minimum requirements will be invited for an interview. Invitations to attend a personal interview will be mailed in early Fall. Interviews are generally conducted in November or December. Incomplete applications, or applications received after the September 15 deadline, will be reviewed only at the discretion of Admissions Committee. Further information regarding selection may be found in the Admission Application Packet.

All students must attest that they meet the Core Performance Standards upon entrance to the program, and throughout their student experiences

Re-Application Process
The program encourages prior applicants to reapply. All instructions for re-application may be found in the the Admission Application Packet.

International Students
International students are asked to follow the additional admissions procedures on the Mount Marty College International Web section.

  • Tuition Costs
  • Indirect costs not included in tuition include the cost of books, travel and living costs during clinicals, health insurance, and internet connection.
  • $35 application fee
  • $750 Tuition Deposit upon acceptance
  • Financial aid is available from the Federal Government in the form of student loans. You need to apply for financial assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.
Mail materials to:
Mount Marty College
Nurse Anesthesia Program Office
5001 W. 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
For further program information, please contact the program at: