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Application for the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia


The MUSC College of Health Professions Anesthesia for Nurses (AFN) Program is dedicated to producing competent, compassionate, and knowledgeable Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists who will meet the healthcare needs of society through clinical practice, education, and research.

Students are educated in all facets of nurse anesthesia practice throughout the perioperative period. The first twelve months are primarily classroom instruction that supports the students’ acquisition of basic and advanced anesthesia skills necessary for the safe administration of anesthesia. Students practice clinical skills using high-fidelity simulation. Students are expected to demonstrate professional advocacy through attendance at state and national meetings. During the next subsequent months, students are immersed in the clinical area where they administer anesthesia to all types of patients and in all types of practice settings. Students are evaluated on their ability to integrate didactic knowledge to clinical practice, demonstrate critical thinking skills, and appropriate interventions in patient management.

Through our variety of clinical sites, AFN students have opportunities to administer anesthesia to complicated pediatric and adult patients in a large teaching hospital and in community hospitals and rural independent CRNA practices. Students obtain extensive hands-on clinical experiences in administering many types of regional anesthesia.

Accreditation  |  The Medical University of South Carolina Anesthesia for Nurses Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park  Ridge, IL 60068; (847) 655-1160. The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for Spring 2019. The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Inc. (SACSCOC). 


Applicants are required to be licensed as registered professional nurses with a minimum of one year of nursing experience in a critical care setting by the application deadline. Additional requirements can be found at

Application Process

In addition to the application itself, the applicant must complete supplemental reference materials specific to the program. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended, and all materials must be received by the application deadlines listed below. Interviews are tenatively scheduled for December. 


Application Deadlines

Start TermApplication TypeAvailableDeadline
Fall 2017RegularJuly 1, 2016Oct 1, 2016

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Last Published with Edits:June 9, 2016 10:18 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:June 2016

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