Admission requirements

To be eligible to apply to the Nurse Anesthesia program, applicants must have the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • A minimum of one undergraduate course (3 credits) of Chemistry: Organic or Biochemistry (No General Chemistry) taken within 10 years of application with a final grade of "B" or higher
  • A minimum of one undergraduate course (3 credits) of Microbiology or Anatomy & Physiology taken within 10 years of application with a final grade of "B" or higher
  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 credits completed
  • Overall minimum Nursing GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Overall Science GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Current RN licensure
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • CCRN Certification
  • Current employment, a minimum of one year full time in an ICU (SICU, MICU, CICU, Neurotrauma, Pediatric ICU in an academic teaching setting). PACU and ER employment are not accepted as ICU experience.
  • Shadowing experience at your hospital of employment.
  • Completed application submitted by June 1 and verified by July 1. The application is available March 1 – June 1. Verification can take up to 6 weeks, so it is mandatory that you submit the application at least 6 weeks in advance, so it is verified by the July 1 deadline.
  • If coursework was completed at a non-US institution, students must obtain a course-by-course evaluation of their transcripts by World Education Services: www.wes.org. The results of the evaluation must be sent to Wayne State University and the Centralized Application System.
  • Complete WSU Graduate Application at time of admission offer.

All deadlines noted on this website must be abided by in order to be considered for admission to the WSU NA program. Due to the highly competitive nature of admission to this program, successful completion of all admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

If you have additional questions, you may also want to review the frequently asked questions about the NA program admissions. 

Personal interview

A personal interview will be granted to select individuals who meet all admission requirements and have submitted the CAS application and the WSU Graduate Application by the admissions deadlines.

Completion of the personal interview does not guarantee admission to the Wayne State University Nurse Anesthesia Program. Admission to the program is competitive. All those admitted to the WSU NA program have met all requirements and have successfully completed a personal interview.

No course work may be transferred or substituted for credit into the DNAP-NA curriculum.