Application Checklist

Need to print a copy? Download the DNAP application checklist.

1. Complete your application

You can begin your application on the Apply Now page. If it’s your first time using the system, you need to create a username and password.

You'll need to have the following information available:

  • Education history
  • Employment history
  • License and certification information
  • Names of references

You don't have to complete it all in one visit — the system allows you to save your work.

We have a rolling application deadline, but apply early — space in the program is limited.


2. Submit Your Personal Statement

Reply to the following prompts:

  1. Describe what knowledge/skills you expect to receive from the DNAP program. Please identify if you plan on pursuing either the education focus or the management focus courses and how you see this knowledge benefiting your current practice or future goals.

  2. Please comment on the following statement: “The accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing desires that all advanced practice nurses possess a practice doctorate degree or better for entry into practice by 2015. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists supports the practice doctorate degree for entry into practice by 2025.”
  • This will be your initial introduction to the admissions committee and gives you the opportunity to show why you would be a good fit for the program.
  • Your responses should be no more than 500 words each.
  • Submit your essay as a Word document or PDF attachment to


3. Submit your other required documents
  • Official transcripts for all college coursework
  • Current C.V. that includes education and work experience

All documents should be submitted to:

Texas Wesleyan University
Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia
1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, TX 76105-1536


4. Get your letters of recommendation

Download the DNAP letter of recommendation form

You’ll need three recommendations, one from each of the following categories:

  • Academic Instructor
  • Supervisor/Colleague
  • Personal

All letters of recommendation should be submitted to the address in Step 3.


5. Pay your application fee

You can submit your $55 application fee online. The electronic portion of your application must be complete before making a payment.


Contact Us
Doctor of Nurse
Anesthesia Practice

Chris Lewis,
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 817-531-4248
Toll Free: 1-800-720-2762
Fax: 817-531-4258

Office Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

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