Additional Qualifications for Admission, Progression, and Graduation

Although this is not an all-inclusive list, MTSA believes the following qualifications represent some of the reasonable physical and intellectual requirements necessary to perform safely in both the educational program and profession of nurse anesthesia:

Observation and Communication

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, patients of all ages, family members, and other members on the health care team in written and spoken English.


  • Skill to read and retain large amounts of information and draw from this information to critically analyze and problem solve.
  • Possess found Nurse Anesthesia knowledge and apply new concepts, theories, and evidence-based practice guidelines to explore alternative methods to provide patient care.


  • Exhibit professional and appropriate behavior when interacting with colleagues, patients, all members of the healthcare team, and the general public.
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality when dealing with patient issues, adhering to HIPAA guidelines.
  • Display good judgment and ethical behavior that is in coordination with common Christian standards including honesty, integrity, sensitivity to culture and the person, and adherence to the professional nursing code of ethics.