Nurse Anesthesia Programs are listed here by their application deadlines.
*Please note that because some CRNA schools change their application deadline multiple times each year, the date listed for each school may or may not accurately reflect the current deadline. In most cases, the listed deadline is within a month of the school’s revised deadline
When Should I Apply to Nurse Anesthesia Programs?
It’s best to have your application (and all supporting documents) in several months before the deadline. Most nurse anesthesia programs give priority to early applicants. Some programs even have two deadlines for this reason.
Generally speaking, programs start accepting applications roughly 18 months before the start of the program until as few as 6 months before the class begins. The average deadline is around 12 months before the program begins; however, some programs accept applications year round.
Most nurse anesthesia programs have application deadlines in October, November or December.
Keep in mind that there are a handful of nurse anesthesia programs that allow for a smaller window of applications. These schools are generally more competitive. They use this time restriction to limit the number of applicants because otherwise they would be flooded.
The opposite is also true – nurse anesthesia programs that accept your application up to (what seems like) the day before the program starts are much more eager for quality applicants. If your marks are on the lower end, it may be best to apply to these schools first.
How Many Nurse Anesthesia Programs Should I Apply To?
It REALLY depends on which schools you plan on applying to. Some nurse anesthesia programs get so many applicants that they won’t even consider your application unless your GPA is better than 3.5, you have more than 3 years in the ICU (at a large hospital) and your GRE score is better than 300.
If you were to apply to 6 or 7 of these schools with, let’s say, a GPA of 3.2 and 1 year PICU experience, you’d be devastated when you didn’t even get an interview with one of these schools!
However, if you did more strategic planning and applied to 2 or 3 nurse anesthesia programs that were less competitive, you’d most likely get at least one interview.
Also, don’t apply to nurse anesthesia programs if you don’t meet their minimum requirements. Every program director I’ve spoken with so far has told me that they throw out applications of students who don’t meet the minimums.
Save yourself time and energy by only applying to nurse anesthesia programs you have a chance of getting into.
January 14, 2022, University of New England, ME
January 15, 2022, Clarkson College, NE
January 15, 2022, Excela Health School of Anesthesia with Saint Vincent College, PA
January 15, 2022, Florida State University, FL
January 15, 2022, Marquette University, WI
January 15, 2022, Decatur & Millikin, IL
February 1, 2022, University of Miami, FL
February 1, 2022, Union University School of Nursing, TN
February 1, 2022, University of South Florida, FL
February 1, 2022, Samuel Merritt University, CA
February 1, 2022, University of Michigan Flint, MI
February 15, 2022, Antillean Adventist University, PR
February 15, 2022, University of Pittsburgh, PA
March 1, 2022, University of Mobile, AL
March 1, 2022, Goldfarb/Barnes J College, MO
March 1, 2022, Virginia Commonweatlh University, VA
March 15, 2022, InterAmerican University, PR
April 1, 2022, University of North Florida, FL
April 1, 2022, York College of Pennsylvania, PA
April 1, 2022, Florida International University, FL
April 1, 2022, Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, MN
May 1, 2022, NorthShore University, IL
May 1, 2022, Southern Illinois University, IL
May 1, 2022, Samford University, AL
May 1, 2022, University of Alabama Birmingham, AL
May 1, 2022, Cedar Crest College, MN
May 1, 2022, Drexel University, PA
May 3, 2022, Rush University, IL
May 15, 2022, Texas Christian University, TX
May 15, 2022, University of Kansas Medical Center, KS
May 15, 2022, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, TN
June 1, 2022, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
June 1, 2022, Emory University, GA
June 1, 2022, Frances Payne Bolton, OH
June 1, 2022, Integrated Anesthesia Associates, CT
June 1, 2022, Louisiana State University, LA
June 1, 2022, University of Iowa, IA
June 1, 2022, University of Southern Mississippi, MS
June 1, 2022, Wayne State University, MI
June 1, 2022, AdventHealth University, FL
June 1, 2022, Baylor College of Medicine, TX
June 10, 2022, Carolinas Medical Center, NC
June 30, 2022, Michigan State University, MI
June 30, 2022, Missouri State University & St. John’s, MO
June 30, 2022, University of Detroit Mercy, MI
July 1, 2022, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, LA
July 1, 2022, Geisinger Health/Bloomburg University, PA
July 1, 2022, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, MN
July 1, 2022, Northeastern University, MA
July 1, 2022, University of Texas at Houston, TX
July 1, 2022, University of Texas at Houston, TX
July 1, 2022, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN
July 15, 2022, Northwestern State University, LA
July 31, 2022, National University, CA
August 1, 2022, Army Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Program, TX
August 1, 2022, Fairfield University, CT
August 1, 2022, Midwestern University, AZ
August 1, 2022, Otterbein University, OH
August 1, 2022, University of Akron, OH
August 1, 2022, University of Maryland, MD
August 1, 2022, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, MN
August 15, 2022, Oakland University & Beaumont, MI
August 15, 2022, Truman Medical Center, MO
August 15, 2022, University of Tennessee at Memphis, TN
August 15, 2022, Military Nurse Anesthesia School Uniformed Services University, MD
August 31, 2022, Bryan College of Health Sciences, NE
August 31, 2022, California State University Fullerton/Kaiser, CA
August 31, 2022, Northern Kentucky University, KY
August 31, 2022, University of Evansville, IN
August 31, 2022, University of South Carolina, SC
August 31, 2022, St. Elizabeth Health Center / Youngstown State University, OH
September 1, 2022, Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia, WI
September 1, 2022, Gonzaga University & Sacred Heart School of Anesthesia, WA
September 1, 2022, Lourdes University, OH
September 1, 2022, Newman University, KS
September 1, 2022, Quinnipiac University, CT
September 1, 2022, University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC
September 1, 2022, Rutgers School of Nursing, NJ
September 1, 2022, University of North Dakota, ND
September 1, 2022, Webster University, MO
September 1, 2022, Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT
September 7, 2022, Mount Marty College, SD
September 15, 2022, Old Dominion University, VA
September 15, 2022, University of Arizona, AZ
September 15, 2022, Western Carolina University, NC
September 15, 2022, Florida Gulf Coast University, FL
September 30, 2022, East Carolina University, NC
September 30, 2022, University of Southern California, CA
September 30, 2022, University of Tulsa, OK
September 30, 2022, Villanova University, PA
September 30, 2022, Westminster College, UT
October 1, 2022, Charleston Area Medical Center School of Anesthesia, WV
October 1, 2022, Duke University, NC
October 1, 2022, Johns Hopkins School Of Nursing, MD
October 1, 2022, University of Scranton, PA
October 4, 2022, Columbia University, NY
October 8, 2022, Oregon Health and Science University, OR
October 15, 2022, Boston College, MA
October 15, 2022, Georgetown University, DC
October 15, 2022, SUNY Buffalo School, NY
October 31, 2022, Lincoln Memorial University, TN
October 31, 2022, Marian University, IN
November 1, 2022, Baptist Health & Murray State University, KY
November 1, 2022, Barry University , FL
November 1, 2022, West Virginia University, WV
November 2, 2022, University of Pennsylvania, PA
December 1, 2022, University of Arkansas for Med Sciences, WV
December 1, 2022, University of Cincinnati, OH
December 1, 2022, UPMC Hamot/Gannon University, PA
Accepted Year Round
Nurse Anesthesia Programs that accept applications all year:
(January start) Arkansas State University Jonesboro, AR. April 1st for early admission, July 1st for final deadline.
(February and September start dates) Wolford College, FL. Applications are accepted until each class is full.
(May start) October 1st – priority deadline Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia, WV
(May start) Quinnipiac University, CT
(June start); Applications accepted year round with November 1st as the deadline for following June cohort. Missouri State School of Nurse Anesthesia, MO
(June start) Rolling admissions Midwestern University, AZ
(August start date) No deadline is stated. “Online applications are now being accepted” Albany Medical College, NY
(August start) Applications and then they move on to the next year’s class with a waiting list. Villanova University & Crozer-Chester Medical Center, PA
(August start) They have deadlines for interview dates but accept applications on a rolling basis. Wake Forest School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program, NC
(May start) Rolling Admissions University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, PA
Nurse Anesthesia Programs that are NOT Accepting Applications
None at this time.
This completes nurse anesthesia programs listed by the application deadline.
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