Newman University CRNA School
The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) degree is awarded by Newman University’s CRNA school. The curriculum is 24 months, and applicants are baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse that want to become a nurse anesthetist. The didactic portion of the program focuses on A&P, pharmacology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and pathophysiology as they apply to the field of anesthesia. The clinical portion of school teaches a variety of anesthesia methods and procedures for every type of surgery. On average students will spend about 50 hours each week in the classroom and clinical site. If you are preparing for Nurse Anesthesia School or are wanting to apply to school we recommend looking at our eBook program CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts. The lessons cover every part of the application process, and can help you get into school.
Program created: 1999 Ranking: 2.4 out of 5.0 Attrition Rate: 4.17% Tuition: approx. $50,000 National Certification Exam (NCE) 1st Time Pass Rate: 96%
- License: The applicant must have a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The applicant must be a current unrestricted registered professional nurse.
- Work Experience: 1 year minimum full time employment as a registered professional nurse in a creitical care setting Accepted: SICU, MICU, CCU, or burn unit Not accepted: OR, ER, PACU
- GPA: Must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- GRE: GRE with a minimum score of 290 (combined verbal and quantititative)
- Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Statistics course (includes descriptive & inferential statistics) Undergraduate nursing research course or equivalent.Interview:
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. 50-55 interviewees are selected each year.CRNA Program Setup: Curriculum:
Via Christi-St. Francis Campus – Wichita, KS Wesley Medical Center – Wichita, KS Kansas Surgery and Recovery – Wichita, KS Via Christi Clinic – Wichita, KS Kansas Medical Center – Wichita, KS Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital – El Dorado. KS St. Catherine’s Hospital – Garden City, KS Hillcrest Medical Center – Tulsa, OK Freeman Health Systems – Joplin, MO IN ADDITION, A NEW PRIMARY SITE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OK UTULIZING THE FOLLOWING CLINICAL SITES: McBride Clinic Orthopedic Hospital Oklahoma City VA* Duncan Regional Hospital *Note that the OKC primary site is not a distance learning facility and students will be on campus weekly for didactic classes. NON-PRIMARY ENRICHMENT CLINICAL SITES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN KANSAS: Topeka, KS Lawrence, KS Salina, KS Shawnee Mission, KS Emporia, KS Overland Park, KS Kansas City, KS Norman, OK St. Joe, MODisclaimer: Information on this page was gathered from the school's website and through phone interviews. A school's curriculum can change frequently, so we make sure that you are provided with the most up to date information. Our team regularly checks for any changes that CRNA programs make to their curriculum. The ranking of schools was based off of the 2011 US News World Report for Graduate Schools