How to apply to KU Nurse Anesthesia

The application period begins March 15 and closes July 15 each year. All prerequisites must be completed before the program start date. It is strongly recommended that applicants complete the prerequisite review worksheet PDF document as early as possible to help determine if all program requirements have been met and to allow sufficient time to obtain missing course work if necessary. Admission to the program is increasingly competitive, and applicants having completed all prerequisites by the application deadline are given priority in the selection process.

Before Submitting an Application

The application process is almost entirely online. It is helpful to have the following information ready before starting the application. Details on each item are found on the eligibility and requirements page and on the page of frequently asked questions.

  1. Prerequisite Review – Applicants will provide this information online.

  2. Goal Statement – Please type or copy and paste the goal statement online. 

  3. Resume/CV A resume or CV must be uploaded as a part of the application information online.

  4. Recommendations Provide the name, position or title, organization/institution, phone number and email address of three references. 

  5. CCRN – If certified, a copy of the certification card must be uploaded with the application.

  6. Shadow Verification Form If shadow experience has been completed, the form will be uploaded with the online application. If the shadow experience has not yet been completed, the form may be submitted at a later date..

  7. Proof of enrollment A proof of enrollment may be submitted with the online application if any prerequisite course work has not been completed. A question in the FAQ provides more information. Proof of enrollment may also be submitted at a later date.

Step 1: Online Application and Fee

During the annual application window, the online application will be available via a link at the bottom of this page. Please read all instructions carefully and complete all required fields on the application. Before the application can be completed, payment of the application fee must be provided.

Step 2: Additional Application Steps

In addition to submitting the online application, the following must be completed:

  • Contact each reference to inform the individual they will be receiving an email from "KU Medical Center" requesting he or she submit a reference online.

  • Arrange to have one official copy of the transcript from every college and university attended sent directly to KU. This is required regardless of the number of classes taken or if credits may also show up on another transcript. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to KU. Transcripts marked "Issued to Student" are not acceptable, even if in a sealed envelope. If course work was completed at an institution outside the United States, please review the foreign transcript policy.

    If the institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to

    Hardcopy transcripts can be mailed to the following address:
    Attn: Admissions
    KU Dept. of Nurse Anesthesia Education
    MS 2020
    3901 Rainbow Blvd
    Kansas City, KS 66160

  • If any of the following required documents were not submitted with the online application, they must be delivered directly to the department by fax (913-588-3334) or to the office mailing address above:

    - Shadow verification form

    - CCRN verification (if applicable)

    - Proof of enrollment in any missing prerequisite courses

  • Check the CollegeNet activity page to find the latest status of an application at It is recommended this be checked regularly. As application materials enter processing, the applicant will receive an email from the department indicating the status of his or her application.

After submitting the application

Decisions about interviews will be made in September and applicants should hear from the department by the end of September. Qualified applicants who are invited to attend a personal interview must attend his or her interview to be considered. Applicants receive notification of acceptance to the program in November.

Before the start of the program, all students admitted to the program must request a background check at the student's expense. Students must also obtain a Kansas and Missouri RN license. The Kansas license must be acquired by February 28 of the year the student enters the program. Certification in ACLS, BLS and PALS must be completed and kept current throughout the program at the student's expense

Questions? Need Assistance?

The office staff is happy to answer any questions regarding the program or the application process:, 913-588-6612 (771 TTY).

KU reserves the right to make changes in policy, admission requirements, tuition, financial aid, and fee structure at any time. These changes may occur without prior notification. For any questions, and to assure students have the most current information available, please contact the program offices.

Last modified: Jul 21, 2016

red triangle with exclamation point warning The application window for this year has closed. Applications for the class entering summer 2018 will be available March 15, 2017.

Application deadline: July 15
Program start: Summer semester (June)

Frequently Asked Questions: Many questions have already been answered here, so please take a look before contacting the office.

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