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ECU DNPUpon graduation from the CRNA program, you will receive an East Carolina University DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) degree. Certainly, CRNA master’s degrees will no longer be offered by CRNA schools from 2022. Therefore, all degrees offered from CRNA schools will be Doctor degrees such as:
- DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
- DNP-A (Doctor of Nursing Practice – Anesthesia)
- DNP-NA (Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia)
- DMPNA (Doctor of Management Practice – Nurse Anesthesia)
ECU CRNA Program Course LoadThe ECU DNP degree program is based on a front loaded course load. In other words, an integrated CRNA degree is one where clinical experience begins in the first year with both clinical hours and classroom lectures throughout the program length. On the other hand, this is different than a front loaded CRNA degree where the first year is considered mainly academic with classroom education while the remaining years are focused on clinical rotations. In general, there is no right or wrong method of teaching – roughly 33% of schools have integrated course loads in the first year and 67% are front loaded. Therefore, the trend of more clinical hours in the first year has been increasing in recent years as CRNA schools realize the importance of practical experience and knowledge sooner rather than later.
East Carolina University CRNA Program Class SizeTo sum up, the East Carolina University CRNA program class size is 12 students and considered very small. To give a frame of reference, the average class size of CRNA programs across the nation is 24 CRNA students.
ECU CRNA Acceptance Rate & AdmissionsThe application deadline for the ECU CRNA program is on October 1. The ECU CRNA program does not accept applications via NursingCas, which means applicants will have to apply directly to the school. The program charges an application fee of US$80, which is on par with the average CRNA application fee of US$61. In summary, the ECU CRNA acceptance rate is 21% and is deemed competitive. As a comparison to other CRNA schools, the average CRNA school acceptance rate across the United States is 26%.
ECU CRNA Program TuitionIn-State tuition is US$46,184, which is very affordable. The average In-State tuition for CRNA schools is US$89,490 in the United States. Out-of-State Tuition is US$106,461, which is similar to the average. The average Out-of-State tuition for CRNA schools is US$105,291 across the country. Above all, for both In-State and Out-of-State tuition, these tuition figures include the total cost of the entire program excluding living expenses. Consequently, after one year of living in many States, you would be considered an ‘In State’ resident for tuition purposes. In short, rules vary state by state. Therefore, please do additional research on this if you are applying as an Out-of-State CRNA student. To conclude, you might have to leave a tuition deposit once you are accepted into the ECU program. This is usually a one-time deposit and off-set with your tuition bill. Most CRNA schools charge this reservation fee and the average across the nation is US$1,358. ECU does not charge a reservation fee. Always remember that CRNA Scholarship programs do exist to help students with tuition.
ECUCRNA Program Additional InformationFor your reference, we have listed out additional information on the nurse anesthesia program in the table below.
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Other Information on ECU CRNA ProgramWebsite: East Carolina University Click on the image gallery below for more information on CRNA Schools in NC and CRNA Salary in NC. Note: We have updated all the information for the 2021 academic school year.
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