This 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.
All 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.
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
We analyze all CRNA schools by comparing the three objective metrics of anesthesia cases, NCE pass rate and attrition to create CRNA Schools by Rank. CRNA 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!
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
The 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
CRNA 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?
We 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 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?
As 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
We 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.
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
As 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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