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Nurse Anesthesia Program

Masters in Nurse Anesthesia - Kansas

Nurse Anesthesia Programs

Important Notice

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating in a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program accredited by the COA to award a doctoral degree.

We are pleased to announce that the Newman University Nurse Anesthesia Program has been granted approval by the COA, the Kansas State Board of Nursing, and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to award the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree!

***No further applications for a Master's Degree will be accepted***

***Applications for the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice will open on June 11, 2021 and will close on September 1, 2021***


Program Accreditation

All programs of Nurse Anesthesia are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs, the Kansas State Board of Nursing, and the Higher Learning Commission. The COA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

The COA is located at:

222 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4010
Phone:  847-692-7050
Fax:  847-692-7137

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Why choose Newman?

  • Significant percentages (~ 60%) of local CRNAs were trained by Newman University, including 85% of those hired within the past 5 years.
  • Our graduates practice in 20 states.
  • Newman University’s Nurse Anesthesia program is 1 of only 2 in the state of Kansas.


Admission to the nurse anesthesia program is highly competitive. Successfully meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview or acceptance to the program. Newman University reserves the right to change policy, procedures, fees, and admissions criteria without prior notification. These changes shall be made to reflect the needs of the University, faculty, students, clinical sites, and affiliated institutions.


This program will not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any factor protected by law. Because of the nature and intensity of the work, students requesting reasonable accommodations will be assessed on an individual basis in relation to their ability to meet the technical requirements of the nurse anesthesia profession. 

Any person having inquiries concerning this may contact the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, 3100 McCormick Avenue, Wichita, KS, 67213-2097, or by calling 316-942-4291.

About Our Faculty

School of Nursing and Allied Health

Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.

Job Outlook

Nurse anesthetists administer approximately 65 percent of the 26 million anesthetics given to patients in the U.S. each year, and have many opportunities for general or specialty practice throughout the U.S. CRNAs are one of the best-paid nursing specialties, reporting an average annual salary of $164,000 in 2020. Because Newman's CRNA Program is so thorough, its graduates are held in high regard and find they are in great demand in the job market. Currently, there is a 12 percent vacancy rate for nurse anesthesia positions.


Program Outcomes

Linked below are the full outcomes for each Nurse Anesthesia program as required by our accrediting bodies: