Nurse Anesthesia Program

Apply to DNAP Program

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.

***Applications for the May 2024 start date are closed. Applications for the May 2025 start date will open June 1, 2024***

Program Accreditation

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

Professional Licensure Disclosure

For students considering an academic program, whether online or campus based as a pathway to professional credential in any field:

Newman University recommends that you contact the appropriate state credentialing board in the state in which you reside or wish to be employed, prior to beginning a course of study to determine whether the program you are considering will meet that state’s credentialing requirements. We cannot confirm whether the Newman University program meets requirements for professional credentialing in states outside of Kansas.

If you need assistance in contacting the appropriate state credentialing board or for questions regarding your program of study, please contact: Director of Nurse Anesthesia Program Change Director of Nurse Anesthesia Program to Dr. Kimyatta Brent 316.942.4291 Ext. 2184 [email protected].

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia
10275 W. Higgins Road, Suite 906
Rosemont, IL 60018-5603
Phone:  224-275-9130
Fax:  847-692-7137
16 COA Accreditation Seal FNL2 RGB

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:

Assistant Professor and Director of DNAP Program
School of Healthcare Professions
316-942-4291 ext. 2184
Office: EH239
|Nurse Anesthesia|Healthcare Science
Administrative Assistant
School of Healthcare Professions
316-942-4291 ext. 2286
Office: EH243
|Nurse Anesthesia|Healthcare Science
Assistant Professor and Clinical Director of DNAP Program
School of Healthcare Professions
316-942-4291 ext. 2347
Office: EH240
|Nurse Anesthesia|Healthcare Science