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
Megan Cook, DNAP, CRNA, Program Administrator
ph: (316) 942-4291 ext. 2184
CRNA Degree offered
MS in Nurse Anesthesia
60 Semester Hours
November 1st. Interviews are held held in late November to early December.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Newman University Wichita.
Tuition is calculated at the 2019-2020 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: $69,420
*Fees and expenses: $3,500
Grand Total: $72,920
*This includes the cost of books and miscellaneous school expenses. Check out the link below for an excellent breakdown of school expenses.
22-25 students (12-14 for Wichita, 4-5 for OKC, 3-4 for Tulsa, and 0-1 for the Garden City primary sites) are admitted to the CRNA program each year.
Number of Applicants
Newman University Wichita has 80-100 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 structured learning.
During your second semester, you will continue to receive mostly academic instruction 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 these criteria, you will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicant must be a current unrestricted registered professional nurse. License in the state of Kansas will be due by the start of the 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)
- Transplant 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.)
Submit a TOEFL or IELTS score (unless a bachelor’s degree was awarded from a US university or college) of:
- A paper-based TOEFL score of 600 OR
- A computer-based TOEFL score of 250 OR
- An internet-based TOEFL score of 100 OR
- An IELTS score of 7.0
- ACLS (required for application)
- BLS (required for application)
- PALS (required for application)
- Statistics (must include descriptive and inferential statistics)
- Nursing research (or evidence of another equivalent research course)
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 7 for the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read 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: 84.2% (2020), 90% (2019)
- COA Requirement : 80%
9.5% – 2020
100% – 2020
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Kansas
Kansas CRNA salaries are below the national average, with an annual mean wage of $162,010.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study).
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work while enrolled in the program?
Working outside the program is not encouraged. Students may not work the shift prior to a clinical anesthesia commitment. Students will not be excused from a call rotation because of outside employment.
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 the CRNA Clinical Coordinators of primary sites.
The interview includes both personal 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 November 1st deadline and be considered for the upcoming class if I will have my one year critical care experience prior to starting the program?
Due to the competitive nature of the program and the large number of applicants, the program only occasionally accepts applications from those applicants that do not have 1 year minimum experience prior to submitting an application. Although 1 year is the minimum, the average experience for the successful applicant is 3.7 years. Applicants with less than 1 year are not as competitive for the November interviews. This may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
What is a typical schedule or plan of study?
First semester is 17 hours of full-time didactic education Monday through Thursdays, with 4 Friday OR observation days and call responsibilities.
The primary clinical sites
Please see Clinical Sites for Newman University Wichita to learn more about clinical site options.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about Newman University Wichita’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated January 29th, 2021*
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