Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia | CSF

California CRNA school-Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia

California CRNA schoolKaiser Permanete CRNA school


Contact Information
John J Nagelhout, CRNA, PhD FAAN, Director
email: john.j.nagelhout@kp.org

Sandra Hinkson, Administrative Specialist III
email: Sandra.j.Hinkson@kp.org
ph: (626) 564-3016
fax: (626) 564-3099

School Info:

Kaiser Permanente Nurse Anesthesia Program was founded in 1972. The graduates of this school have gone on to achieve academic and clinical excellence while also  providing  contributions to practice and research in the anesthesia field. The students are offered the ability to attend 29 clinical sites.

Degree Offered:

  • MSN

Length of Program:  

  • 24 

Classes Start:

  • August


  • Active, unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) .
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) or Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN)
  • Minimum degree GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in the highest nursing degree earned (BSN or MSN).
  • Prerequisite Course: Upper Division Statistics with a grade of C or better (can be pending or in progress at the time of application but must be completed prior to starting the program in August).
  • For more information about this prerequisite, visit the SON Prerequisites web page.
  • Minimum of one year of current, full-time clinical RN experience in Adult ICU.
  •  Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Coronary Care Unit, Trauma ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Neuro ICU, Burn ICU, and CT ICU.
  •  NOT considered adult critical care: emergency room, post anesthesia care unit, step down unit, cath lab.
  • In Person interview:  if invited

International Applicants:

  • Baccalaureate and/or Master’s degree outside of the United States to verify if you meet the degree requirements for admission to the program prior to applying, you must have your transcripts/degree evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation agency for equivalency to a Baccalaureate degree in the US, and for the conversion of your Grade Point Average (GPA) to a 4.0 scale.
  • TOEFL Requirement: All applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is not English and whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English, must demonstrate competence in English. Those who do not possess a bachelor’s degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 550 (paper) or 80 (Internet-based text, iBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Computer-based TOEFL scores are not accepted. For IELTS language test, a minimally acceptable score for graduate nursing applicants is a 7.0.

Application Due:

  • November

Class Size:

  • 14

Number Applicants:

  • Around 400

Cost of Program: 

  • $35,230.00

Board Pass Rate:

  • 1st time: 97%


  • 5%

Application Process:

  • After meeting all requirements, The applicant must also:
  • View the content in the online information modules. The information session takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. These modules will provide you with information regarding admissions requirements, application procedures, the academic and clinical curriculum, and the financial aspects of the program.
  • 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 your documents have been reviewed, a KPSA representative will contact you to schedule a counseling session. The counseling session is an informal meeting with a KPSA faculty, in which each prospective applicant’s academic and clinical background is reviewed. Suggestions are provided to address improvements in candidacy for the application process. In addition, more in-depth information regarding the program, application process, and the didactic and clinical curriculum is provided.2016 COUNSELING DATES
    March 16, 23 / April 13, 20 / May 11, 18 / June 8, 22 / July 13, 20
    August 3, 10 / September 14, 21 / October 12, 19 / November 9, 16
  • Submit an online CSUF School of Nursing Application. This application is available annually from November 1st – 30th.
  • Those applicants that are invited to interview will be required to complete a CSUF University application with required supporting documents and a $55.00 application fee. If not selected to interview, you will receive information about the re-application process.
  • Interviews for the program take place annually in February.
  • All applicants will receive letters of acceptance or denial to KPSA in March.

What Makes a Competitive Candidate:

  • BSN or MSN GPA 3.5 or greater
  • 2-3 years of current Adult ICU experience
  • A’s in all undergraduate/graduate science courses
  • Additional nursing experience in leadership (i.e. committee), education, or research
  • Completion of advanced nursing certifications (i.e. CCRN, TNCC)
  • Community Service


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