- How many clinical sites do you have?
The program has over 20 Michigan-based clinical sites and three sites in Toledo, Ohio. Students from Toledo will complete most of their clinical experience in Toledo.
- Are all the clinical sites in the Detroit area?
The program has clinical sites in the metropolitan Detroit area, in addition to 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 undergraduate prerequisites (chemistry and biology) need to be completed to be eligible for an interview. It is important to update your application with additional accomplishments (e.g. certifications, prerequisites) prior to your 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 full time in a SICU, CICU or MICU.
- What semester do I apply for on the graduate online 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?
Tuition Year I, II, III
National Certification Fee
National Self Examination Fee
Associate Membership Fee
State and National meetings (optional)
It is important that ACLS, PALS and Licensure are current during the program and to be eligible to take the National Certification Examination.
- 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:
- Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship Award
- WSU Graduate Professional Scholarship
- WSU Diversity Scholarship
- WSU Board of Visitors Scholarship
- State and national scholarships