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#71 Best CRNA Schools – UNC CRNAWe spent hundreds of hours interviewing nurse anesthetists to come up with the list of Best CRNA schools where we include real feedback on all CRNA schools from nurse anesthesiologists all over the US. In our Best CRNA School survey, the University of North Carolina has a CRNA School Ranking of #71 out of 124 CRNA Schools. For more information on all CRNA schools, check out Best CRNA Schools and CRNA School Rankings.
UNC MSNUpon graduation from the CRNA program, you will receive a Carolinas Medical Center & University of North Carolina at Charlotte MSN 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)
UNC CRNA Program Course LoadThe UNC MSN 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.
Carolinas Medical Center & University of North Carolina CRNA Program Class SizeTo sum up, the Carolinas Medical Center & University of North Carolina at Charlotte CRNA program class size is 18 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.
UNC CRNA Acceptance Rate & AdmissionsThe application deadline for the UNC CRNA program is on June 10 and September 10. The UNC 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$135, which is on par with the average CRNA application fee of US$61. In summary, the UNC CRNA acceptance rate is 11% and is deemed extremely competitive. As a comparison to other CRNA schools, the average CRNA school acceptance rate across the United States is 26%.
UNC CRNA Program TuitionIn-State tuition is US$62,390 and if very affordable compared to the national average tuition. The average In-State tuition for CRNA schools is US$89,490 in the United States. Out-of-State Tuition is US$80,471, which very affordable compared to the national Out-of-State tuition. 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 UNC 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. Always remember that CRNA Scholarship programs do exist to help students with tuition.
UNC CRNA Program Additional InformationFor your guidance, we have listed out additional information (GRE requirement, student attrition, first time test taker pass rate, etc.) that may be helpful to you on the nurse anesthesia program in the table below.
|Best CRNA School Rating||US News Ranking||Name||State||City||Degree Offered||Program Length (Months)||Credit Hours||Application Deadline||NursingCas (Yes/No)||GRE||Acceptance Rate %||Student Attrition %||Test Taker Pass Rate %||In-State Tuition (US$000's)||Out-of-State Tuition (US$000's)|
|114||105||UND CRNA Program||North Dakota||Grand Forks||DNP||36||97||Sep||N||Not Required||27%||N/A||N/A||$86||$125|
Nurse Anesthetist Salary in North Carolina
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