The Newman University is one of two CRNA schools in Kansas.
Newman University Wichita
Nurse Anesthetist Program
3100 McCormick Avenue
Suite 210 ECK
Wichita, KS 67213
Sharon Niemann, CRNA, MHS, Program Director
Michael Caughlin, MD, Medical Director
ph: (316) 942-4291 ext. 2272
fax: (316) 942-4483
CRNA Degree offered
MS in Nurse Anesthesia
60 Semester Hours
Nov. 15th Interviews are held in the last two weeks of January.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Newman University Wichita.
Tuition is calculated at the 2011-2012 rate. Tuition at most schools increases each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is 5% to 15% higher than what is shown here.
Cost of Tuition: $45,000
*Fees and expenses: $6,300
Grand Total: $51,300
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
22 students (12 for Wichita, 5 for OKC, 2 for Tulsa, 2 for Joplin and 1 for the Garden City primary sites) are admitted to the CRNA program each year.
Number of Applicants
Newman University Wichita has 110-115 complete, fully qualified applicants each year for their CRNA School. Of those, the Admissions and Progressions Committee select 50-55 for interviews.
Newman University Wichita is a Catholic, liberal arts University sponsored by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Newman University Wichita Nurse Anesthesia Program won’t give you the specific experiences or training you need to be a successful CRNA? Learn what standards CRNA Programs must meet in order to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia (COA).
This CRNA program (as well as all others that are accredited by the COA) prepares you to take the CCNA certification exam at the conclusion of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
Academic and Clinical Experience
Your first semester is mostly didactic and is held at Newman University Wichita. The curriculum of the program has a wide range of physical, behavioral, and biological science courses to help you establish a theoretical base. Instructional approaches include a one-to-one instructor/student ratio, lecture, lab, self-directed study and structured learning.
During your second semester, you will continue to receive
mostly academic instruction and will be introduced to the practice of
clinical anesthesia. As you progress through the program, didactic
instruction will slowly diminish while your clinical time and case
During your second year, you will explore professional
leadership issues while assuming greater responsibility in the hospital
through increased call and leadership.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Newman University Wichita compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.CRNA Program Requirements
Current registered nurse license in the state of Kansas.
Minimum of one year full-time employment as a registered professional nurse in a critical-care setting. The average experience for the successful applicant is 3.7 years
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
They do not accept:
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Minimum GRE scores:
A minimum score of 800 (combined verbal and quantitative) is required.
International students must demonstrate verbal command of the English language and present either a TOEFL score of 600 or higher or a Level 9 from the Learning Company.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.4 out of 5.0. Ranked 72 out of 107 CRNA programs.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are somewhat bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Newman University Wichita Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2011. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2021. This shows that the program is fairly stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Newman University Wichita
Please note: It is extremely rare for a student at any CRNA school to not eventually pass the exam. Most students who don’t pass the first time pass the second. Very rarely does a person ever take it a third time. This statistic only measures how well the program prepares students to pass the test the first time around.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Kansas
Kansas CRNA salaries are a little below the national average and range from $140k-160k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect during the interview process?
Interviews for the NU Nurse Anesthesia Program are held the last 2 weeks of January by the Admissions and Progressions Committee, made up of the Program Director, Assistant Director, Clinical Director, Medical Director and the CRNA Clinical Coordinators of primary sites.
The interview includes both personal and professional questions,
including clinically based questions and scenarios. Interviews are 30
minutes, on average. Successful applicants should be notified by mid
February for admissions to the August class.
May I apply by the Nov. 15 deadline if
I meet all other requirement but will not complete my BSN until May of
the next year, prior to classes starting in August?
No. All requirements must be completed by the Nov. 15th deadline. This prevents the program from accepting a prospective student who is unexpectedly unable to complete the requirements for the program prior to starting in August.
Where are the primary clinical sites?
Primary clinical sites for the NU program located in Wichita, KS are: Via Christi Saint Francis, Wesley Medical Center, Kansas Surgery and Recovery, Kansas Medical Center, Susan B. Allen Hospital, St. Catherine's Hospital, Hillcrest Medical Center and Freeman Health Systems.
The Oklahoma City Primary Clinical Site utilizes McBride Clinic Orthopedic Hospital, the Oklahoma City VA and Duncan Regional Hospital.
All information given on this site about Newman University
Wichita’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their
*This page was updated September 23rd, 2012.*