Applicant information

The Wayne State University Nurse Anesthesia Program admits students annually to begin the anesthesia curriculum in the fall semester.

Application Cycle: February 1 - June 1 for WSU Nurse Anesthesia class beginning the following September.

Information meetings

Prior to applying to the WSU NA program, we suggest that you attend an information meeting. Informational meetings will be offered the first Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., starting in September. At the meetings, you'll learn about the Nurse Anesthesia program and have your questions addressed directly.

RSVP for an information meeting

Class of 2015

A typical doctoral degree program includes approximately 36 months of graduate education and clinical practice, with heavy emphasis on the sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry and physics, pharmacology and related anesthesia classes, procedures and techniques for all types of surgeries and non-surgical procedures.


COA's List of Accredited Educational Programs:

Educational programs administered by the Department of Nurse Anesthesia are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA; 222. S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL, 60068, 847-655-1160). Wayne State University Nurse Anesthesia program received the maximum accreditation status of 10 years in 2014.

Performance Data Class of 2020

  • Certification Examination overall pass rate: 96%
  • Certification Examination first-attempt pass rate:  71%
  • Attrition Rate: 0%
  • Employment within 6 months of graduation: 96%