Each program has specific admission requirements. Please review the material requested by each program and submit that material with your application. If you have any questions about the application process or material needed to complete your application please call the Graduate Admissions Office at 801.832.2200 or 1.800.748.4753, or e-mail us at gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu.

Requirements for All Graduate Programs

Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

Please note there are addition program-specific requirements provided below.

  1. Application: Online Application or Printable Application

  2. $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)

  3. Personal Statement

  4. Two letters of recommendation

  5. Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities

  6. Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0*

* Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.

International Students

International Students must also provide the following material:

  1. Bank Statement

  2. Proof of Visa status

  3. English translation of transcripts with explanation of grading systems

  4. Statement of financial responsibility

  5. Recommended TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based test), or 250 (computer-based test), or 600 (paper-based test), or IELTS 7.0 if English is not the native language*

  6. Please read our International Student Guidelines and Financial Statement.

*Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.

Send or Email Admissions Materials To

Westminster College Admissions Office
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu

Additional Program-Specific Requirements

Applicants must also submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

  1. Employer letter of support. For form waiver, please call the admissions office at 801.832.2200

  2. GMAT test score (waived in select cases, please call the admissions office for additional information)

* Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.

  • Official test scores on the ACT, SAT, or Praxis II exams can be used for admissions. If you are using the Praxis, submit a score report from the Praxis II examination corresponding to your teaching field, showing a passing score. Candidates should contact the appropriate School of Education program director if you're not sure which Praxis Examination you need to take.

  • Evidence of a clear ten panel drug screen. View instructions and suggested laboratories.
  • Background check performed by castelbranch.com (free of any criminal arrest history). View background check instructions. Please note the background check may take up to three weeks to process.
  • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree in nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0.*
  • Official GRE Scores taken within the past 5 years (this requirement is waived for FNP applicants with a previous graduate degree and for those with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.3 or higher).*
  • Documentation of current immunizations (including MMR, TDAP, PPD, polio, varicella/chicken pox, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B) (Only required if admitted).
  • Physical and Mental Health Certificate signed by a primary care provider.

*Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited school. BS/BSN in nursing is strongly preferred. Other applicants i.e. BS, DC, MD, BA, DDS, etc. may also apply, but you must also be an RN.

  • Minimum of 1 year of critical care (Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac/Neuro/Thoracic/Shock-Trauma preferred), SICU, MICU, NICU/PICU acceptable. Applicants with experience solely in NICU/PICU or with less than 1 year of critical experience may apply, but may not be selected for an interview at the MSNA Director's discretion. Critical care experience within the last 3 years is required.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, including a minimum 3.0 GPA in core sciences

  • GRE scores on file from within the last 5 years

  • Three letters of reference from healthcare workers and/or academic professors who can attest to your character and work performance

  • Current RN license in good standing without evidence of prior or current restrictions

  • Successful completion of CCRN certification is highly encouraged

  • Philosophy statement describing why you want to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

  • Current PALS certification (Due before beginning clinical rotations in year 2 of the MSNA program)

  • Current ACLS certification (Due upon acceptance into the MSNA program)

  • Background check performed by castlebranch.com. View instructions and suggested laboratories.

  • Negative 10 panel drug test

  • Proof of current immunizations: MMR, DTAP, PPD, polio, varicella/chicken pox, Hepatitis B. (Due upon acceptance into the MSNA program)

  • The following titers—no more than 3 years old: Hep B, Varicella, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (Due upon acceptance into the MSNA program)

  • Physical and Mental Health Certificate (Due upon acceptance into the MSNA program)

  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

    • An applicant of the program must be able to fulfill the job description and duties of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. A candidate for the program must have abilities and skills in five categories: observation, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioral/social. Reasonable accommodation for persons with documented disabilities will be considered on an individual basis, but a candidate must be able to perform in an independent manner. The following skills are required, with or without accommodation.

    • Observation: Candidates must have sufficient sensory capacity to observe in the lecture hall, the laboratory, the outpatient setting, and the patient's bedside. Sensory skills adequate to perform a physical examination are required. Functional vision, hearing and tactile sensation must be adequate to observe a patient's condition and to elicit information from computerized monitors, and through procedures regularly required in a physical examination, such as inspection, auscultation and palpation.
      Communication: Candidates must be able to communicate effectively in both academic and health care settings. Candidates must show evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work in teams.

    • Motor: The ability to participate in basic diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers and procedures (e.g. palpation, auscultation, drawing blood or starting intravenous lines) is required. Candidates must have sufficient motor function to execute movements reasonably required to provide care to patients, including the ability to help move or lift them. Candidates must be able to negotiate patient care environments and must be able to move between settings, such as clinic, classroom building, and hospital.

    • Physical stamina sufficient to complete the rigorous course of didactic and clinical study is required. Long periods of sitting, standing, or moving are required in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences.

    • Intellectual: Candidates must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze and synthesize, both in quiet environments and in areas where distractions, noise, and other stressors are present. Problem solving, one of the critical skills demanded of CRNAs, requires all of these intellectual abilities. In addition, candidates should be able to comprehend graphics displays of physiologic data, distinguish artifact on monitor displays, understand three-dimensional relationships and the spatial relationships of structures. Candidates must be able to read and understand medical and nursing literature. In order to complete the degree, candidates must be able to demonstrate mastery of these skills and the ability to use them together in a timely and often critical fashion in problem-solving and patient care.

    • Behavioral and social attributes: Candidates must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of their intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgement, and the prompt completion of all academic and patient care responsibilities. The development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with patients and other members of the health care team is essential. The ability to effectively function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical practice, flexibility, compassion, integrity, motivation, interpersonal skills, and concern for others are all required.

    • Basic typing and computer skills are required, with knowledge of MicrosoftPowerPoint and Microsoft Word strongly encouraged.

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional colleagues who can address the candidate’s academic and interpersonal skills relevant to practice as a professional counselor.
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Exam taken within the past 5 years (this requirement is waived for MSMHC applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.4 or higher).
  • Proof of clear state and federal background checks at the time of admission. View instructions for the background check. Please note the background check may take up to three weeks to process.

The priority application deadline is May 1 of each year. Late applications will be considered if space is available. Applicants must have the following items completed in order to be eligible for an interview for the Master of Public Health degree and Certificate in Public Health (CPH) option.