How to Apply

The Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) Program seeks diverse, high-achieving applicants who have excellent academic records paired with evidence of a commitment to serving others.

Important Admission Dates

  • Deadline to be considered Spring Interviews (May 2024):
    • March 31, 2024
  • Deadline to be considered Summer Interviews (July 2024):
    • May 30, 2024
  • Deadline to be considered Fall Interviews (October/November 2024):
    • September 1, 2024

Acuity Insights Casper Assessment

All applicants applying to the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine are required to complete Acuity Insights Casper Assessment for the 2024/2025 admissions cycle.

Acuity Insights Casper Assessment is a standardized, multi-part online assessment that measures different competencies and attributes that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. This assessment will complement the other tools that we use for applicant review and evaluation. In implementing Acuity Insights Casper Assessment, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.

  • Casper is a 90-110 minute online, open-response situational judgment test.

How to complete the assessment

In order to take the assessment, you will be responsible for securing access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities and a reliable internet connection with an internet speed of at least 1.5 Mbps and upload speed of at least 2 Mbps. You will require the following for both account creation and completing Acuity Insights Assessments:

  • Government-issued photo ID (English/French) for account validation
  • Valid email address (the same one you will use to submit your application)
  • Desktop or laptop computer
  • Working webcam
  • Working microphone
  • Reliable high-speed internet connection
  1. Please go to to sign up for Acuity Insights Casper Assessment using test code: CSP-10101 under your specific country, and register using your email and a piece of government-issued photo ID (after choosing country, choose Nurse Anesthesiology followed by Wake Forest University School of Medicine). Duet is not required to apply to our program.
  2. Select a Casper test date. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times, which have been pre-arranged/approved by your program(s) in accordance with their admissions timelines. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your Casper test based on your program selection(s). There will be no additional tests scheduled. Please use an email address that you check regularly and that you have used for your application; there may be updates to the test schedule.
    • Important: To account for identity verification and payment processing timelines, ensure that you register for your test at least 3 days before your preferred test date and time. Last-minute bookings are not recommended.
  3. Ensure you have selected Wake Forest University School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program for distribution before the posted distribution deadline. Likely, there will be no additional tests scheduled, but the most up-to-date information can be found by browsing the Test Dates and Times on
  4. Please direct any inquiries on Acuity Insights Assessments to Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right corner of your screen on the website.

Accommodations: Applicants requiring testing accommodations to complete their Acuity Insights Assessments should submit an Initial Request Form (Part 1 and 2) at least four (4) weeks prior to their scheduled Casper test date. More information regarding the accommodations policy can be found in this help article here.

Submitting an Application

Please complete the application accurately, in its entirety. All information provided must be true. Evidence of false, deceptive or misleading information at any time will result in dismissal or rejection from the nurse anesthesia program without a refund of tuition or fees. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure all documents have been received.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed (this includes letters of recommendations)

Notice to Re-applicants: On the Apply page, do not click on “my account.” Instead, click on “start application.” If you log in with your previous credentials, this should open the new application with much of your previous information pre-populated.

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Required Documents for Application Upload

  • Professional certifications
  • RN License (printed from State Board of Nursing website)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts will be required should you be selected for an interview)
  • Unofficial CCRN Score Report
  • Unofficial GRE Score report (official report will be required should you be selected for an interview)
  • Recommendation forms will be sent to those whom you identify as your recommenders and are due for submission by the application deadline
  • $100 non-refundable application fee

Please review the detailed submission processes and steps below to ensure that all documents are uploaded and submitted to the correct places.

Interview Process

The Admissions Committee of the Nurse Anesthesia Program reviews the credentials of each applicant, paying particular attention to the prerequisites.

Qualified candidates will be invited to meet with the selection committee for interviews. Because there are many highly qualified applicants, even some who meet the prerequisites may not be invited to interview if their qualifications are not among the most competitive.

  • An applicant may be interviewed only once per calendar year.
  • Applicants considered "most competitive" may be offered an early admission decision in May. Otherwise, they’ll continue to be considered part of the candidate pool for the remainder of the cycle until August of the following year.
  • Applicants who want to reapply the following year may do so by updating their application.
  • Those who do not meet the prerequisites, or who have been denied admission following two previous interviews, may be declined an invitation to interview.

Final selection is based upon many factors. No single criterion has a decisive influence on the applicant’s acceptability. Selection of candidates for interview or program admission will also be based upon qualities of professionalism and communication with the program during the application and interview process.

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) Program is committed to providing equal consideration to all applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual preference, or physical or mental disability. Nurse Anesthesia residents are selected for admission competitively, based on their academic record, character and general fitness for the study of nurse anesthesia.