How to apply

Individuals interested in applying to the NA program must submit two applications: one to the  Centralized Application System (CAS) and one to the WSU Graduate School.

Centralized Application System: Available March 1 to June 1

The NA program at Wayne State University participates in the Centralized Application Service, known as NursingCAS. The program must receive a submitted CAS application on or before June 1 and verified by CAS by July 1 in order to consider students for admission. Applications submitted to CAS after June 1 and verified by CAS after the July 1 deadline will not be considered. The application can be found by clicking the hyperlink above. Information about CAS and the applicant help center may be found here.

It is highly recommended that you submit your CAS application sooner rather than later to ensure timely submission and review of all items by CAS. Students applying through CAS should submit their application 6 weeks in advance of deadlines listed, as it can take CAS several weeks to verify your application. Unverified CAS applications are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.  NOTE:  PLEASE CHECK WITH CAS PERIODICALLY UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THAT (1) ALL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND (2) YOUR APPLICATION STATUS IS VERIFIED.

Applicant Personal Statement Submitted to CAS

A Professional Statement is required— a summary (1-2 pages) double-spaced highlighting your professional nursing career.  Please include reasons for desiring the nurse anesthesia profession. Please upload your personal statement in the documents tab of the WSU NA section.

Applicant References Submitted to CAS

Three (3) professional references are required— two (2) from current ICU RN co-workers and one (1) from your immediate RN ICU supervisor. You will send the requests electronically in CAS to the three individuals you want to complete them and these individuals must submit their completed recommendations electronically via the Centralized Application System. 

WSU Graduate Application: Due July 30

A completed WSU Graduate School applicationincluding official transcripts must be submitted for consideration of admission.

Mail official transcripts to: 5057 Woodward, Suite 6000, Detroit, MI 48202-0340 or

Email official transcripts to: 
Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to WSU Graduate Admissions

Note: The WSU Graduate Application for the Fall WSU NA program start date will be available on the WSU Graduate School website on July 1. Use "Fall" of the following year as the application semester.

Centralized Application Service Contact Information

CAS has a team dedicated to helping applicants with the application process. Applicants are to direct all questions about the CAS application to the NursingCAS Customer Service Team. Customer Service information is listed below:

Hours of operation
Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time)

Phone number

When contacting via email, applicants should include their full name, CAS ID number and a detailed question.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

WSU Nurse Anesthesia Contact Information

Please contact Mary Walczyk at if you have questions about the application process.

Activities Dates
Application open March 1
Program application deadline June 1
All documents submitted June 1
Application verification in CAS July 1
WSU Graduate School application deadline July 30
Review of applications by the program April–July
Candidates contacted about status Mid-August
Eligible applicants interviewed September