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CRNA Admissions FAQ

Q: When is the application deadline?

A: November 1

Q: Will you accept applications after the application deadline?

A: Typically we will accept applications on a space available basis. This date is very dependent on the overall quality of the applicant pool. Please call 510-869-6511 after  November 1 to ask if we are still accepting applications.

Q: Do I need to have the GRE completed at the time of application?

A: Yes. Students need to take the GRE examination prior to November 1 and self-report their known GRE scores in their application.

Q: Do I have to have my ACLS and PALS certification at the time of application?

A: No. You may complete these certifications anytime before the start of classes.

Q: If I live out of state, do I have to have a California RN license at the time of application?

A: No. You may obtain this anytime before the start of classes. We do recommend starting that process early as the finger print verification can take up to six months or so.

Q: If I have not completed the required units of chemistry or statistics, do I have to have them completed at the time of application?

A: No. You may take them prior to the start of classes.

Q: If I have completed all of the required chemistry units, what chemistry is advisable to take to be a competitive candidate?

A: We recommend you take a specifically titled biochemistry course, no lab required.

Q: If I choose to take physics, do I have to have it completed at the time of application?

A: No. You may take it prior to the start of classes.

Q: Where do you recommend taking prerequisite courses?

A: You may take prerequisite courses at accredited two/four-year College or University. Refer to the list online courses resources posted on the CRNA admission requirements page of the Samuel Merritt website.

Q: How many students do you accept in the part-time option of the program each year?

A: We plan to accept no more than 3 students into the part-time option each year.

Q: How many students do you invite to interview each year?

A: The number of students we invite to interview has typically at or about 50 students, but this number can be increased depending on the quality of the applicant pool.

Q: How many students do you plan to seat each year?

A: Typically we plan to seat 25-28 students per year.

Q: Where are your clinical sites?

A: Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers-Northern California Clinical Sites (refer to map)

Concord

Fremont

Fresno

Hayward

Martinez

Mountain View

Oakland

Redwood City

Roseville

Sacramento

San Francisco

San Jose

San Rafael

Santa Rosa

South Sacramento

South San Francisco

Other Clinical Sites (refer to map)

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

David Grant Medical Center-Travis AFB

Highland General Hospital

Madera Hospital

Moffitt/Long Hospitals

Mount Zion

Saint Helena Hospital

San Francisco General

San Joaquin General Hospital Sutter Memorial Hospital University Medical Center, Fresno

Veterans Affairs Health Care System

University of California, Davis Medical Center