All CRNA Schools

All CRNA SchoolsThis page provides a reference point to everything about all CRNA Schools.  This is the most comprehensive and updated resource of CRNA schools in the US from the moment you become first interested in becoming a CRNA to the time you begin your first nurse anesthetist job.  I’ve organized all CRNA programs into different categories depending on what you want to focus on.

CRNA School Acceptance Rate

crna school with low acceptance ratesAll CRNA Schools are competitive but some may easier to get into than others.  The average CRNA acceptance rate from all nursing anesthesia schools in the US is 26%.  We provide information on schools with the highest and the lowest acceptance rate.  This may help you decide the easiest CRNA Schools to get into.

Anesthesia School Years

More informative discussion on how many years it takes to graduate from CRNA school taking into account critical are job experience.  Further background is provided in regards to the change from Master of Science in Nursing (2 years) degree programs to Doctors degrees (3 years).  From the law change, CRNA schools need to follow the DNP three anesthesia school years requirement by 2025.

Therefore, if you plan your CRNA schooling well, your total nurse anesthetist schooling years will take a minimum of 8 years including:

  • 4 Years in a BSN program
  • 1-2 years experience in an ICU
  • 3 CRNA program years

CRNA School Rankings

crna school rankingsWe analyze all CRNA schools by comparing the three objective metrics of anesthesia cases, NCE pass rate and attrition to create CRNA Schools by RankCRNA School Rankings help prospective nurse anesthesia students evaluate which CRNA programs to apply.  In addition, the worst CRNA schools are provided which have very poor attrition rates (% of students who enter the program but do not graduate), first time pass rates, and insufficient clinical experience through anesthesia cases.  You might be surprised what you learn!

CRNA Schools Requirements

There are a lot of CRNA schools requirements to fulfill before you qualify as a candidate.  These requirements include education prerequisites, ICU experience and taking the GRE amongst others.  But if you don’t meet all the requirements, fret not!  We provide

CRNA Schools by Deadline

CRNA Schools by DeadlineThe CRNA Programs by Deadline was actually one of the most helpful databases that I made as a prospective CRNA student.  With this list, I was able to apply to more programs to increase my changes of being accepted into CRNA School.   Some of the schools have rolling admissions and multiple deadlines, so I recommend applying to multiple nurse anesthetist programs until you are certain you have been accepted into a CRNA School of your choice.

CRNA School Tuition

cheapest crna schoolsCRNA Schools are not cheap, but some are more affordable than others.  We cover CRNA Schools by Cost and the Cheapest CRNA Schools.  There’s also scholarship and programs like the NFLP to help students interesting in giving back in the future.

What are the best schools for nurse anesthetists?

best crna schoolsWe spent hundreds of hours interviewing nurse anesthetists to come up with the list of Best CRNA schools.  We also include real feedback on all CRNA schools from nurse anesthesiologists all over the US.  Check it out as you might be surprised to find the top CRNA programs aren’t what you expected!

CRNA Schools by State

CRNA Schools by StateCRNA Programs by State section makes sense if there are certain States that you are looking to study or live in.  The most popular States for CRNA students are Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina.  Generally, students prefer studying in states with warmer weather climates.  CRNA Schools by City lists out some of the popular cities that students like to study in, including New York City, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia.

How many CRNA Schools are in the US?

CRNA schools in the USAs of 2021, there are 124 CRNA Schools and CRNA programs in the US.  These 124 CRNA schools are all credited by COA.

List of All CRNA Schools

CRNA Programs in MD InformationWe list out all CRNA Schools in the United States with detail on the State location and the type of program offered.  All the CRNA programs have been approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Please click on the CRNA School name for more detailed information on the selected CRNA program.

All CRNA SchoolsStateCRNA Degree Offered
AdventHealth CRNAFloridaDNAP
Albany Medical College CRNA ProgramNew YorkMS
Antillean Adventist UniversityPuerto RicoMSN
Augusta CRNA ProgramGeorgiaDNP
Barry University Nurse Anesthesia ProgramFloridaDNP
Baylor College of Medicine CRNATexasDNP
Bloomsburg CRNAPennsylvaniaMSN
Boston College CRNAMassachusettsDNPNA
Bryan College CRNANebraskaDNAP
Buffalo CRNA ProgramNew YorkDNP
Case Western CRNAOhioDNP
Cedar Crest CRNAPennsylvaniaDNP
Charleston Area Medical CenterWest VirginiaDNAP
Clarkson College CRNANebraskaDNP
Cleveland Clinic CRNA programOhioDNP
Columbia University CRNANew YorkMS
Detroit Mercy CRNAMichiganDNP
Drexel CRNAPennsylvaniaMSN
Duke CRNA ProgramNorth CarolinaDNP
ECU CRNANorth CarolinaDNP
Emory CRNAGeorgiaDNP
Excela Health School of AnesthesiaPennsylvaniaDNAP
Fairfield CRNAConnecticutDNP
FIU CRNA ProgramFloridaDNP
Florida Gulf Coast University CRNAFloridaDNP
FranU CRNALouisianaDNP
Georgetown CRNAWashington DCDNAP
Goldfarb CRNAMissouriDNP
Gonzaga CRNAWashingtonDNAP
Integrated Anesthesia AssociatesConnecticutDNAP
Inter American UniversityPuerto RicoMS
Jefferson CRNA ProgramPennsylvaniaDNP
Johns Hopkins CRNAMarylandDNP
Kaiser CRNACaliforniaDNPNA
Keiser University CRNAFloridaDNAP
KU CRNA ProgramKansasDNAP
La Roche CRNAPennsylvaniaMSHS
La Salle CRNA programPennsylvaniaDNP
Lincoln Memorial University CRNA ProgramTennesseeMSN
Loma Linda CRNACaliforniaDNP
Lourdes University CRNAOhioMSN
LSU CRNA ProgramLouisianaDNP
Marian University CRNAIndianaDNP
Marquette CRNAWisconsinDNPNA
Mayo Clinic CRNAMinnesotaDNAP
Mayo Clinic Health SystemWisconsinDNP
Michigan State University CRNAMichiganDNP
Middle Tennessee School of AnesthesiaTennesseeDNAP
Midwestern University CRNAArizonaMSNA
Military CRNAMarylandDNP
Millikin CRNAIllinoisDNP
Minneapolis School of AnesthesiaMinnesotaMSNA
Missouri State University CRNAMissouriDNAP
Mount Marty CRNASouth DakotaDNAP
Murray State CRNAKentuckyDNP
MUSC CRNA ProgramSouth CarolinaDNAP
National University CRNACaliforniaDNAP
Newman CRNAKansasMSNA
Northeastern CRNAMassachusettsDNPNA
Northshore CRNAIllinoisDNP
Oakland University CRNA ProgramMichiganDNPNA
OHSU NursingOregonDNP
Old Dominion University CRNAVirginiaDNP
Otterbein CRNAOhioDNP
Quinnipiac CRNA ProgramConnecticutDNP
Raleigh School of Nurse AnesthesiaNorth CarolinaDNP
Rosalind Franklin CRNAIllinoisDNP
Rush University CRNAIllinoisDNP
Rutgers CRNANew JerseyDNP
Saint Francis CRNAIndianaDNP
Saint Joseph HospitalRhode IslandMSN
Saint Marys CRNAMinnesotaMSNA
Samford CRNAAlabamaDNP
Samuel Merritt CRNACaliforniaMSN
St Elizabeth Health CenterOhioDNP
Texas Wesleyan University CRNATexasDNAP
Truman CRNA ProgramMissouriDNP
UAMS CRNA ProgramArkansasDNP
UM CRNA ProgramFloridaDNP
UNC CRNA ProgramNorth CarolinaDNP
UND CRNA ProgramNorth DakotaDNP
Union University CRNATennesseeDNP
University of Akron CRNAOhioMSN
University of Arizona CRNAArizonaDNP
University of Cincinnati CRNAOhioDNP
University of Iowa CRNAIowaDNP
University of Maryland CRNAMarylandDNP
University of Minnesota CRNAMinnesotaDNP
University of Pittsburgh CRNAPennsylvaniaDNP
University of Puerto RicoPuerto RicoMSNSA
University of Scranton CRNAPennsylvaniaDNP
University of South Carolina CRNASouth CarolinaDNAP
University of Tennessee Health Science CenterTennesseeDNP
University of Tulsa NursingOklahomaDNP
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh CRNAWisconsinDNP
U of M CRNA ProgramMichiganDNAP
UPenn CRNAPennsylvaniaDNP
UPMC HamotPennsylvaniaMSN
USC CRNA SchoolCaliforniaDNAP
USF CRNA ProgramFloridaDNP
USM CRNA ProgramMississippiDNP
UT Houston CRNATexasDNP
UTK CRNA ProgramTennesseeMSN
VCU CRNA ProgramVirginiaDNAP
Villanova CRNA programPennsylvaniaDNP
Virtua Our Lady of LourdesNew JerseyMSN
Wake Forest CRNANorth CarolinaMSNA
Wayne State CRNAMichiganDNAP
Webster University Nurse Anesthesia ProgramMissouriDNAP
Western Carolina University CRNANorth CarolinaDNP
Westminster CRNAUtahMSNA
WVU CRNA programWest VirginiaDNP
Yale CRNAConnecticutDNP
York College CRNAPennsylvaniaDNP

There are no CRNA Schools in Alaska, Hawaii, Montana Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire and Delaware.

In terms of CRNA degrees offered, MS, MSN and MSNA are Master of Science in Nursing Anesthesia programs.  DNP, DNPA, DNPNA are Doctor of Nursing Practice of Nurse Anesthesia programs.

CRNA Starting Salary

CRNA Starting SalaryAs you’re interested in All CRNA Schools, be sure to check out our CRNA Salary Guide and CRNA Starting Salary.  If you are still a student or if you’re wondering how much a fresh CRNA can make right out of nurse anesthesia school, this information will be especially helpful.  You might be surprised too!  We spent hundreds of hours researching salary information from the BLS, the AANA CRNA survey from over 5,000 actual nurse anesthetists as well as from my own CRNA job offers after I graduated.  In addition, different states have different demand and supply economics for nurse anesthetists, so our CRNA Salary by State Guide will help you see which States are the best fit for you.

Map of All CRNA Schools

We also list out all CRNA programs by State in the map below for your further research and study.


The darker the blue color equivocates to more CRNA Schools in the State.
Tier 1 = 6 or more CRNA Schools
2nd Tier = 3 to 5 CRNA Schools
Tier 3 = 1 or 2 CRNA Schools
White means no CRNA schools in the State.
Data source: everythingCRNA

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