CRNA Prerequisites


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There are a lot of requirements to be a CRNA.  I had a post going all over the wide list of requirements like education degree, GPA, ICU experience and nursing license.  This article will go over the CRNA prerequisites which are the courses that you need to have completed in order get into CRNA School in the first place.  When you think about it, the CRNA pre reqs are the easiest to meet.  For example, if you’re missing the credit, try to see if you can substitute the credit by taking the course at a local university. It’s really important that you meet the requirements for each school that you’re applying for, so pay attention to this.

What Classes Should I Take Before CRNA School?

Nova Anesthesia Assistant GPA Requirements

It is really important that you focus on the nurse anesthetist prerequisites because all the CRNA schools are completely different pre reqs.  However, 60% of CRNA Schools require you to take a Statistics Course, 44% require you to have taken General Chemistry, and 36% require you to have taken a Physiology Course.  If you think about what classes to take before CRNA school you should definitely take those 3 courses. The specific breakdowns of courses and the percentage of schools that require the course are broken out below from highest to lowest:

  • Statistics – Prerequisite for 60% of CRNA Programs
  • General Chemistry – Prerequisite for 44% of CRNA Schools
  • Physiology – Prerequisite for 36% of Nurse Anesthetist Programs
  • Anatomy – Prerequisite for 34% of CRNA Programs
  • Organic Chemistry – Prerequisite for 31% of Nurse Anesthesia Programs
  • Biochemistry – Prerequisite for 29% of CRNA Schools
  • Microbiology – Prerequisite for 16% of Nurse Anesthetist Programs
  • Pharmacy – Prerequisite for 11% of CRNA Programs
  • Physics – Prerequisite for 9% of CRNA Schools

CRNA Schools with the Highest Perquisites

The CRNA schools with the strictest and most number of pre reqs are as follows:

CRNA Schools in California
The CRNA School with the most pre reqs

There were a lot of CRNA programs that did not have any pre reqs as shown in the table below.

Again, please make sure you properly research and make sure you meet all the prerequisites so you do not automatically disqualify yourself later.  I cannot emphasize this further.  Without further ado, here is the list

List of CRNA Prerequisites By Nurse Anesthetist School

All CRNA SchoolsStatisticsBasic ChemistryPhysiologyAnatomyOrganic ChemistryBiochemistryMicrobiologyPharmacyPhysics
AdventHealth CRNARequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Albany Medical College CRNA ProgramNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
La Roche CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot Needed
Antillean Adventist UniversityNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Army CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
ASU CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Augusta CRNA ProgramRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Murray State CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Barry University Nurse Anesthesia ProgramRequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredRecommendedRecommendedNot NeededRequiredRequired
Baylor College of Medicine CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Boston College CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Bryan College CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Kaiser CRNANot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
Charleston Area Medical CenterNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
UNC CRNA ProgramRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededRecommended
Cedar Crest CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Clarkson College CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot Needed
Cleveland Clinic CRNA programNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequired
Columbia University CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Millikin CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Drexel CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Duke CRNA ProgramRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
ECU CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Emory CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Excela Health School of AnesthesiaNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Fairfield CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededRecommended
Florida Gulf Coast University CRNARequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
FIU CRNA ProgramNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
FSU CRNANot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRecommendedRecommendedNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Case Western CRNARequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
FranU CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededRequired
Mayo Clinic Health SystemNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
La Salle CRNA programNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Bloomsburg CRNARequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Georgetown CRNARequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Goldfarb CRNARequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequired
Gonzaga CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot Needed
Hofstra CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Integrated Anesthesia AssociatesRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Inter American UniversityNot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Johns Hopkins CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Keiser University CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Lincoln Memorial University CRNA ProgramNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Loma Linda CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
LSU CRNA ProgramNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Lourdes University CRNARequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Marian University CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Marquette CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Mayo Clinic CRNANot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredRecommendedNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
MUSC CRNA ProgramRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRecommendedNot NeededRecommendedRequiredNot Needed
Michigan State University CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Middle Tennessee School of AnesthesiaNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Midwestern University CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredRequired
Minneapolis School of AnesthesiaRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Missouri State University CRNANot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
Mount Marty CRNARequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
National University CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Newman CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Northeastern CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
NKU CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
Northshore CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Northwestern CRNA ProgramNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Oakland University CRNA ProgramRequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot Needed
Old Dominion University CRNARequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot Needed
OHSU NursingRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequired
Otterbein CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Virtua Our Lady of LourdesNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Quinnipiac CRNA ProgramRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot Needed
Raleigh School of Nurse AnesthesiaRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Rosalind Franklin CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Rush University CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Rutgers CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
SIUE CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequired
Saint Marys CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Samford CRNANot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Samuel Merritt CRNARequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequired
Saint Joseph HospitalRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Buffalo CRNA ProgramNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
TCU CRNANot NeededRecommendedNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Texas Wesleyan University CRNANot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Jefferson CRNA ProgramRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Truman CRNA ProgramRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
UAB CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
University of Akron CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
University of Arizona CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequired
UAMS CRNA ProgramRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
University of Cincinnati CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Detroit Mercy CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Evansville CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
University of Iowa CRNARequiredRecommendedRecommendedRecommendedRecommendedRecommendedRecommendedRecommendedRecommended
KU CRNA ProgramRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
U of M CRNA ProgramRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
University of Maryland CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
UM CRNA ProgramRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
University of Minnesota CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Mobile University CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
UNF CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
UNE CRNA ProgramNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
UND CRNA ProgramRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
UPenn CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
University of Pittsburgh CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
University of Puerto RicoRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
USF CRNA ProgramRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot Needed
University of Scranton CRNANot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
University of South Carolina CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
USC CRNA SchoolRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequired
USM CRNA ProgramRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
UT Houston CRNARequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
UTC CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
UTK CRNA ProgramRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot Needed
University of Tennessee Health Science CenterNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
University of Tulsa NursingRequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot Needed
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh CRNARequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot Needed
Union University CRNARequiredNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
UPMC HamotRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Military CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Villanova CRNA programRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
VCU CRNA ProgramNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Wake Forest CRNARequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Wayne State CRNANot NeededRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
Webster University Nurse Anesthesia ProgramNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequired
WVU CRNA programRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Western Carolina University CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededNot NeededRequiredNot NeededNot Needed
Westminster CRNANot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed
Yale CRNARequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot NeededRequiredNot Needed
York College CRNARequiredNot NeededRecommendedRecommendedRecommendedRecommendedNot NeededRecommendedRecommended
St Elizabeth Health CenterRequiredNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot NeededNot Needed

Top CRNA Schools

best crna schools

We spent hundreds of hours studying all CRNA schools and interviewing over 125 nurse anesthetists to create our exclusive list of Best CRNA Schools.  So now you know the CRNA School pre reqs, your next research is to compare the Best CRNA programs with the Nurse Anesthetist School Requirements in order to see which CRNA schools are the best fit and which programs you should apply to.

Map of CRNA Schools by State

As you think about CRNA program requirements, we provide all the CRNA Schools by State in the map for your reference below.

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC

Notes:
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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Author Bio: Nelson started everythingCRNA to help aspiring, student and practicing CRNAs & CAAs. Nelson is currently a CRNA in New York City.  Previously, he worked as an ICU Travel RN and Critical Care RN in Philadelphia, Miami, Washington DC, and Boston.  He earned his BSN from Penn State and his MSN from Bloomsburg.  He is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). In his free time, he enjoys working out, exploring the outdoors, and helping future CRNAs.

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