What types of critical care experience are accepted?
All critical care experience must be as an RN. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of invasive hemodynamic monitoring, pharmacological management of vasoactive drugs, and ventilator management. Acceptable work experience includes:
1. CVU (Cardiovascular/cardiothoracic unit- Post operative cardiac patients)
2. CCU (Critical Coronary/Cardiac Care)
3. SICU (Surgical Intensive Care)
4. MICU (Medical Intensive Care)
5. NICU ( Neurological Intensive Care)
6. PICU/NICU (Pediatric or Neonatal Intensive Care)
What if I do not have two years of critical care experience?
Lourdes NAP requires that candidates possess a minimum of two years of acute care experience. If you will have completed 2 years prior to the June start date you may be eligible for an interview.
What if I do not have my bachelor’s degree yet?
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) to gain entry to the nurse anesthesia program. Applicants who have not completed a BSN will not be eligible for an interview.
Which bachelor's degrees do you accept other than a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?
Our academic affiliate, Drexel University, requires all students enrolled in the College of Nursing to possess a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) to maintain university accreditation regulations.
What if my undergraduate degree was earned in a foreign country?
International students must submit an official copy of the World Education Service (WES) transcripts with the admission application. International students must also provide proof of English proficiency by submitting TOEFL exam results. Applicants must have critical care experience as a Registered Nurse in the United States. Our academic affiliate, Drexel University, reserves the right to determine enrollment eligibility of all international students.
What if I am an international student?
Please review Drexel University's guidelines regarding admission of international students.
What is the minimum score required for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)?
GREs are not required for admission to this program.
How long is the program?
The 27-month program is full time and 94 quarter credits. We do not offer a part-time equivalent.
How many students are accepted each year?
10-20 student are accepted per class.
What is my time commitment to the program?
The average number of hours students must commit to the program is 64 hours per week. This includes classroom and clinical hours (clinical shifts include evenings, nights, and weekends). Study time is NOT included in the 64 hours time frame. Students are strongly encouraged NOT to work while enrolled in the program.
What if I am accepted and I am relocating to New Jersey?
Relocation packets are available from the NAP office which provides information on housing opportunities in nearby communities. All didactic and clinical coursework is completed locally in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
Can I use military education benefits?
Yes you can! The OLLMC NAP is an approved educational institution for military education benefits. You may use:
Montgomery GI Bill- Active Duty Education Assistance Program (MGIB)
Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (MGIB-SR)
Veteran's Educational Assistance (VEAP)
Dependent's Educational Assistance (DEA)
Educational Assistance Pilot Program (EAPP)