MSN Nurse Anesthesia Application Process

The School of Nursing Online Application is available November 1st - 30th in the CRNA Prospective Student PortalOpens in new window  to those who have completed Steps 1 through 3 below and are eligible to apply.  

Step 1: Online Information Session

The first step to the application process is to create a prospective student profile on the School of Nursing website and view the online information session for the program. To create your account or to log in to your previously created account, visit our CRNA Prospective Student PortalOpens in new window . The information session is a series of online videos which provide information about the following:

  • Application procedures
  • Curriculum
  • Clinical Sites
  • Fees and Financial Aid
  • Application FAQs

Viewing the online information session is the mandatory first step. If you do not complete the information session, you will be unable to complete the following steps.

Step 2: Resume and Transcript Review

Once you have viewed all modules of the information session, you will have the opportunity to upload copies of your current resume and all transcripts. KPSA will review your uploaded resume and transcripts. After reviewing your documents, KPSA will contact you to let you know your next step which will either be to schedule a counseling session, apply in November or spend time making yourself more competitive to apply in a future year.

Step 3: KPSA Counseling Session

If required, the next step in the process is to schedule a Counseling Session with the KPSA Admissions Director. You will be notified if a counseling session is required after you complete Steps 1 & 2 above. The counseling session is an informal process in which the applicant receives in-depth information from the Admissions Director regarding the admissions procedure, application procedure, and academic/clinical/financial components of the program. Each prospective applicant's background will be reviewed on an individual basis and all questions regarding any aspect of the program will be addressed during this meeting. The counseling sessions will be held in person at the KPSA administrative offices in Pasadena, CA or over the phone where applicable. Counseling sessions generally last approximately 15 minutes.

Step 4: Online Application to the CSUF School of Nursing

The online School of Nursing application will be available through the CRNA Prospective Student PortalOpens in new window  November 1 - 30. If you meet all the admission criteria and have completed Steps 1-3 above, you will be able to complete the preliminary online School of Nursing application during the month of November. 

The preliminary online application will require applicants to provide the following:

  • Online application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Copy of active RN License
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) recommenders. We will email the recommenders a unique link that will allow them to submit an online recommendation as part of your application. 

Do not submit any paper documents to the School of Nursing or KPSA at this point. This is a change in the process from previous application cycles. Please only submit the required information online as noted above and within the application.

Step 5: Online Application to Cal State Fullerton (only completed upon invitation from KPSA/CSUF)

Applicants who correctly complete Steps 1-4 in the required time frame will be reviewed by the KPSA Admissions Committee. The top applicants will be invited to complete the secondary application process and schedule an in-person interview.

Upon invitation, you will be required to complete the CSUF University application process. Please do not submit the university application unless invited to do so. Since the university application requires a fee, it will save you time and money to wait to submit this until you are invited to continue in the application process.

CSUF University Application and Application Fee:

  • Submit the online CSU application for the current admission term. How to access the application, dates the application will be available and the due date will be provided to you upon invitation to complete the secondary application process.
  • Submit the $55 University Application fee online at the time you submit the online CSU application.
  • One (1) set of official (sealed) transcripts from all colleges/universities attended submitted in one packet to the School of Nursing where receipt will be verified and transcripts will then be forwarded to the university to complete your university application.

Step 6: In Person Interview at KPSA

Applicants invited to complete the University application process will also be invited to complete an in person interview with the KPSA Admissions Committee which includes representatives from KPSA and the CSUF School of Nursing. Interviews are held in February and all details will be provided upon invitation.