CRNA Schools in Kansas

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Kansas, known as the Sunflower State, is ranked #16 in total number of CRNA Schools in the United States.  It shares the #16 CRNA School ranking with Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, South Carolina as well as other States.  The Kansas economy is more well known for farming, petroleum and the production of natural gas.  However, that doesn’t stop students studying in CRNA Schools in Kansas from enjoying museums, gardens, zoos and famous rodeos and horseshows.  CRNA students in Kansas rave how Kansas city is centrally located, has a fair cost of living and provides a wide range of excellent schooling and cultural chances for growth.

Kansas is included in the RN Compact States agreement that means RN nurses in Kansas are able to move around freely and work within all 33 approved multi-license states.  However, it’s important to note that there is no such APRN Compact for nurse anesthetists yet though this may change in the future.  This is something that is important when people consider CRNA Schools in Kansas.

Nurse Anesthetist Programs in Kansas

There are two CRNA Schools in Kansas located in the cities of Kansas City and Wichita as shown below:

  1. KU CRNA Program, Kansas City (Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice)
  2. Newman CRNA, Wichita (Master of Science in Nursing Anesthesia)

KU CRNA Program, formally known as Kansas University, is the largest university in Kansas with over 30,000 students enrolled throughout the State.  The Kansas University CRNA Program is rated among the top academic medical centers nationwide by the University HealthSystem Consortium.  In addition, the University of Kansas Hospital is one of the top ranked by US News.  Newman CRNA, boasts that 60% of those CRNAs locally in Kansas were trained by Newman University with 85% of those hired in the past 5 years trained by them.  That is a very impressive statistic.  Also, Newman University graduates practice in 20 States across the US, which is great because it means that graduates have the opportunity to work outside Kansas in the future.  With that in mind, the School is currently in the process of accreditation for its DNP program but still offering the MSNA degree in the meantime.

As of Year End 2020, there are 122 CRNA schools in the United States and 2.4 CRNA schools in each State on average.  To compare, there are 13 CRNA schools in Pennsylvania and 9 CRNA schools in Florida.  In addition, North Carolina and Tennessee both have 6 CRNA schools.  On the other hand, there are no CRNA programs at all in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Alaska, and Hawaii.  Oftentimes, the States with more CRNA schools tend to have more CRNA jobs as well.  Unfortunately, BLS does not rank the number of nurse anesthetist jobs in Kansas.

CRNA Programs in Kansas Acceptance Rate

CRNA Programs in Kansas Acceptance RateThe average acceptance rate for CRNA schools in Kansas is 25%.  Overall, the 25% acceptance rate is essentially similar to than the national CRNA average acceptance rate of 26%.  KU CRNA Program reported an acceptance rate of 30% with a class size of 36 while Newman CRNA reported an acceptance rate of 20% with a class size of 20.  In general, the easiest CRNA schools to get into by State are generally in the States with more CRNA schools.

Best CRNA Schools in Kansas

best crna schoolsPlease see the list below for the best CRNA schools in Kansas.

Best CRNA School RankingAll CRNA SchoolsCityDegree Offered
27KU CRNA ProgramKansas CityDNAP
119Newman CRNAWichitaMSNA

Be sure to check out our exclusive best nurse anesthetist schools list.  Through interviewing over 125 real CRNAs, we ranked all CRNA schools to come up with the best CRNA schools in America.

Other Kansas CRNA Information

CRNA Programs in KS InformationWhether you’re looking to apply to CRNA programs in Kansas or already a CRNA, check out CRNA Salary in Kansas and Kansas Board of Nursing to learn more about nurse anesthesia in the State.

Map of CRNA Schools by State

With two CRNA schools in Kansas, you may also be interested in applying to CRNA programs nearby in other States.  To the west of Kansas, the States of Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico do not have any CRNA schools.  The States close by to Kansas that have nurse anesthetist schools include:


The darker the blue color equivocates to more CRNA Schools in the State.
Tier 1 = 6 or more CRNA Schools
2nd Tier  = 3 to 5 CRNA Schools
Tier 3 = 1 or 2 CRNA Schools
White means no CRNA schools in the State.
Data source: everythingCRNA

CRNA Salary in Kansas

crna salary in kansasSince you’re reading about CRNA Schools in Kansas, we thought you might be interested in learning about the CRNA Salary in Kansas if you’re going to work in the State.  Be sure to also check out our CRNA Salary Guide and CRNA Starting Salary if you’re still a student or if you’re wondering how much a fresh CRNA can make right out of nurse anesthesia school.  Different States have different demand and supply economics of nurse anesthetists, so my advice is to be sure to read up on different states to see which ones fit you best.

Nurse Anesthetist Schools in KS Conclusion

In summary, there are two CRNA Schools in Kansas, which are KU CRNA Program and Newman CRNA.  These two CRNA programs in Kansas are especially attractive options for those interested in living in Kansas or those interested in working in the State after graduation.

Did you graduate from one of the two CRNA Schools in Kansas?  Please let us know what you thought of the programs and experience working with the CRNA graduates. Click on the image gallery below for more information on nurse anesthetist programs in KS.


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Author Bio: Nelson started everythingCRNA to help aspiring, student and practicing CRNAs & CAAs. Nelson is currently a CRNA in New York City.  Previously, he worked as an ICU Travel RN and Critical Care RN in Philadelphia, Miami, Washington DC, and Boston.  He earned his BSN from Penn State and his MSN from Bloomsburg.  He is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). In his free time, he enjoys working out, exploring the outdoors, and helping future CRNAs.

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