Selection Process

Selection Process

Application materials are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Applicants who meet the admission requirements will be scheduled for a personal interview. The interview process begins in October/November for the class starting the following May.

The Admissions Committee selects those applicants whom they consider to be capable of the greatest success in doctoral studies and the anesthesia program. (Average class size is 12-15 students.) Selection is based on the following criteria:

  1. Transcripts and grade point average
  2. Quality of clinical experience
  3. Evaluation of letters of recommendation from nursing supervisors and nursing school
  4. GRE Score
  5. Personal interview

Selection is also based upon academic achievement, evidence of sound physical and emotional health, sound ethical and moral character, and motivation to undertake serious study.

If you believe that you have been denied admission because of your race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, marital status, physical or mental handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or any factor protected by law, you should call 816-404-1100 within 5 working days from the date you receive your denial letter. We will send you the appropriate forms for filing a grievance.

Once we have received the completed forms, we will investigate your complaint and advise you of the results.

Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 using the last 60 hours of their BSN GPA:

Highly successful, exceptional applicants may petition the Student Affairs Committee for special consideration. The decision of the committee will be final. Applicants requesting special consideration must submit the following items:

  • Graduate Record Exam results
  • Evidence of certifications obtained