- How many clinical sites do you have?
The program currently has 32 clinical sites in metropolitan Detroit and the Toledo, Ohio, area, as well as rural sites in Michigan.
- Are all the clinical sites in the Detroit area?
The program has clinical sites in the metropolitan Detroit area, Toledo, Ohio, and rural sites in Pigeon, Freemont and Jackson, Michigan. Each site has as a coordinator who works closely with the program to provide valuable experiences during rotation.
- Do you have a distance education component?
The program has the ability to provide distance education. A few distant clinical sites are equipped for teleconference and students are able to participate with journal club presentations during clinical rotations.
- Should all prerequisites be completed prior to applying?
All prerequisites need to be completed to be eligible for an interview.
- Is the GRE required for the program?
No; the program has replaced the GRE for CCRN certification.
- What types of critical care units are acceptable?
Applicants must be working full time in SICU, MICU, CICU, Neurotrauma ICUS or a Pediatric ICU in an academic teaching setting. PACU and ER employment are not accepted as ICU experience.
- How do I get an application?
Applications are available February 1 each year through the Central Application Service (CAS). The WSU NA program only accepts applications submitted through CAS.
- How can I tell if my CAS application has been verified?
Logging into your CAS application and checking the status should provide you with this information.
- I completed my application and it has been verified, but I have not heard anything. What do I do?
If it is after August 25 and you have not heard from the NA Admissions Committee and you are sure that your application has been verified, please check your email spam/junk folder for an email sent through CAS to the email address provided in your application.
- Are applications accepted prior to the due date?
Yes, 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.
- What semester do I apply for on the WSU General Graduate Application?
Apply for the Fall term for the subsequent year. You are applying a year in advance due to the application, interview, and selection process.
- Are community college/two-year institution credits acceptable for the prerequisite courses?
Yes; community college credits from accredited two-year institutions are acceptable to fulfill the prerequisite course credits.
- What is the estimate of financial expenditures?
- Is financial aid available?
Yes; the WSU Office of Student Financial Aid offers a variety of financial aid opportunities. In the past, WSU nurse anesthesia students have received the following aid to assist with the financial cost of the program:
- WSU Graduate Professional Scholarship
- WSU Diversity Scholarship
- WSU Board of Visitors Scholarship
- State and national scholarships