Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Program is considered on a competitive basis for prospective students who are registered nurses and hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Applications are reviewed by the Office of Admissions for completeness and referred to the Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program or the Admissions Committee Chair of the Nurse Anesthesia Program to determine applicant eligibility for an interview. Acceptance into the Nurse Anesthesia Program is determined by the Admissions Committee. The Nurse Anesthesia Admissions Committee meets after the interviews. The Committee reviews the full application file for applicants who were interviewed. The Office of Admissions notifies each applicant in writing of the admission action/decision. Decisions on acceptance are made until the maximum enrollment for the Program is reached.
The Nurse Anesthesia Program at Midwestern University uses a rolling admissions process. Completed applications are reviewed and decisions to interview individual candidates are made at regular intervals during the admission cycle. Interviews are conducted and the selection process of each candidate for admission is made until the class is filled. Typically, a class is filled by mid-December so applicants are strongly encouraged to have their applications submitted by July 1st. Applicants are notified of their selection status within two weeks after their interview date.
The Nurse Anesthesia Program has admitted the last cohort of students to the master's degree program. All prospective applicants from June 2021 should apply to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice - Entry-Into-Practice Program.