MSNA Application Checklist

Need to print a copy? Download the MSNA 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.

Application Deadline

We have a rolling application deadline, but apply early — your preferred clinical site could fill up quickly.


2. Submit Your Essay

Discuss your clinical and other applied experiences, how they have shaped your interest in advanced nursing practice and how you have prepared yourself for nurse anesthesia education.

  • 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 response should be no more than 500 words.
  • Submit your essay as a Word document or PDF attachment to


3. Submit your other required documents
  • GRE scores
  • Current ACLS
  • Current PALS
  • CCRN (required only if applying for second time)
  • Official transcripts

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 MSNA letter of recommendation form

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

  • Physician
  • Supervisor
  • Academic Instructor

A personal reference can be used in lieu of an academic reference if you're unable to access a former professor.

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


5. Pay your application fee

You can submit your $58 application fee online. The electronic portion of your application must be complete before making a payment.


Contact Us
Graduate Programs
of Nurse Anesthesia

Angela Rainey
Phone: 817-531-4406
Toll Free: 1-800-720-2762
Fax: 817-531-6508

Lisa Graham
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 817-531-5854

Office Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

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