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Deadline for application submission is on or before November 15th of the year before the applicant wishes to be admitted.

Important Notice

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree in May 2020. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in May 2020.  The May 2021 cohort (application deadline of Nov. 15, 2019) will be for the Masters of Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Admission Criteria

  1. The applicant must have a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing or a related field. 
  2. The applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (competitive GPA of 3.4 or higher) 
  3. The applicant must be a current unrestricted registered professional nurse.
  4. The applicant must have completed a Statistics course that includes descriptive and inferential statistics.
  5. The applicant must have completed an undergraduate nursing research course (or evidence of other equivalent research course).
  6. The applicant must have Advanced Cardiac Life Support & Pediatric Life Support Certifications.
  7. The applicant must have a minimum of one year full-time employment as a registered professional nurse in a critical care setting, such as SICU, MICU, CCU or a burn unit. (2 years preferable) 
  8. NU GRE Code: 6615 - The applicant must take and submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam with a minimum score 290. (competitive score of 295 or higher) 
  9. Students are limited to 2 attempts at application/admission to the program and may not apply a third time.

For admission to Graduate Studies in Nurse Anesthesia program, all application components must be sent to:

Newman University
Graduate Admissions – CRNA
3100 McCormick
Wichita, KS 67213-2097

Step 1 - Graduate Studies Application

Apply to Newman University

$35 application fee applies 

Step 2 - Submit Required Documents


Please request official transcripts documenting receipt of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and an official transcript from each college or university where undergraduate and graduate credit was earned. Please have them sent directly to Newman University. 

Visit the school website(s) or use an online transcript request service such as the Student Clearinghouse or Parchment to request transcripts. Transcripts can be sent to GThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: If you are a Newman University graduate, you do not need to request transcripts


Submit three professional recommendations using the recommendation form. The letters should reflect an accurate appraisal of clinical skills, experience, and independent decision making. One recommendation for each of the following:

  • Most recent employer
  • A health care professional preferably a licensed physician or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • An individual that can attest to your academic suitability to pursue graduate education


Submit a one-page personal statement detailing your professional experience, your future career goals, and reasons for pursuing graduate study.


Submit your most recent Curriculum Vitae or Resume.


Submit copies of current, unrestricted registered professional nurse licensure(s) in the state of Kansas plus ACLS, BLS and PALS certification. PALS will be required prior to starting program. 


NU GRE Code: 6615 - Scores should be sent directly to the address above. (Minimum 290).

Thank you for applying for admission to the Graduate Studies in Nurse Anesthesia program.