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 67213-2097
Sharon Niemann, CRNA, MHS, Program Director
ph: (316) 942-4291 ext. 2272
fax: (316) 942-4483
Megan Ginter, Assistant Program Director, Clinical Director
ph: (316) 942-4291 ext. 2184
CRNA Degree offered
MS in Nurse Anesthesia
60 Semester Hours
August 1st, applicants will be notified in September about interviews that are typically held during mid-October and early November.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Newman University Wichita.
Tuition is calculated at the 2015-2016 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: $54,960
*Fees and expenses: $9,945
Grand Total: $64,905
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses. Check out the link below for an excellent breakdown in school expenses.
22 students (12 for Wichita, 5 for OKC, 4 for Tulsa, 2 for Joplin and 2 for the Garden City primary sites) are admitted to the CRNA program each year.
Number of Applicants
Newman University Wichita has 100 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 be replaced with clinical time and your case complexity will increase.
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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CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. If you don’t meet this criteria, you will be considered on an individual basis.
Current registered nurse license by application deadline. License in the state of Kansas will be due by start of program in August.
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 3.5 years.)
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit)
- MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit)
- CCU (Coronary Care Unit)
- PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)
- NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
- Mixed ICU
- Burn/Trauma ICU
They do not accept:
- OR (Operating Room)
- ER (Emergency Room)
- PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)
Minimum GPA of 3.0 (average student has 3.45)
Minimum GRE scores:
A minimum score of 290 (combined verbal and quantitative) is required. (Average student has score of 300.)
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.
- BCLS (required for application)
- ACLS (required for application)
- PALS (required by start of program)
- Statistics (must include descriptive and inferential statistics)
- Nursing research (or evidence of another equivalent research course)
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.
- First-time test takers: 78.3% – 2015
- National average (2008): 89.9%
0% – 2015
100% – 2015
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)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from: $110,000-$130,000.
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 late November for admissions to the August class.
May I apply by the Aug. 1st 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 Aug. 1st 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?
Please see Clinical Sites for Newman University Wichita to learn more about clinical site options.
All information given on this site about Newman University Wichita’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated March 26th, 2017.*
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