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Our admission policies are unchanged (letter grades are required for prerequisite courses). This issue does not apply to students beginning the entry level clinical doctorate curriculum in summer semester 2020.


In addition to the latest information provided on the school's coronavirus updates page, the department chair and faculty will provide email communication to nurse anesthesia students regarding spring semester courses. Please do email Donna Nyght with any questions.


In coordination with leadership of the University of Kansas Medical Center, the KU School of Health Professions continues to monitor the trend of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus.

The school has implemented actions intended to reduce the risk of disease transmission in the interest of protecting the health of visitors, patients, students, and employees.


The Department of Nurse Anesthesia Education prepared a department-specific plan and provided that to the Office of the Dean for review. Upon approval, these plans were communicated to faculty, staff, and students.

All academic nurse anesthesia courses for spring term 2020 will be delivered to students online via BlackBoard learning management. Simulation and clinical course work will proceed as planned in accordance with individual facilities policies.

Students currently at clinical sites Kearney, Neb., and Tahlequah, Okla., with complete their rotations on March 27. Students scheduled to begin their rotations at these sites will be rescheduled to participate at main hospital of The University of Kansas Health System.

For the week March 16-20, faculty and staff have adjusted schedules and will work from home when feasible to minimize the amount of time they will be present on campus. Plans for the week of March 23-27 and the remainder of the spring 2020 semester will be announced when available by internal email to students and with an update to this page.

The department's main office remains open at this time. However, most faculty and stafff are working remotely from home as recommended during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


All departmental plans are in addition to information provided by the executive vice chancellor including those distributed via several university broadcast email messages.

The health and safety of KU students and employees is the top priority for the School of Health Professions.

Please send any questions or concerns to the school at healthprofessions@kumc.edu.

Last modified: Apr 10, 2020

The application window for the class beginning study in summer term 2021 opened March 15.

Standard application deadline: July 15

Early-decision application deadline: May 15


Students begin the program each year on the Tuesday after Memorial Day.

Questions? Please review the FAQ before contacting the office.

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