CRNA Schools in Indiana

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Indiana, known as the Hoosier State, is ranked #30 in total number of CRNA Schools in the United States.  It shares the #30 ranking with many other States including Iowa, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island as well as a few others.  Indiana is sometimes called the ‘Crossroads of America’ due to its central geographic location and the fact that it is part of the RN Compact States agreement.  This means RN nurses are able to move around freely and work within all 33 approved multi-license states.  However, it’s important to note that there is no such APRN Compact for nurse anesthetists yet though this may change in the future.  The central location allows students at CRNA Schools in Indiana to make affordable travel arrangements to explore other cities in the US that they feel their careers and life paths could take them.

Nurse Anesthetist Programs in Indiana

In total, there are just one CRNA Schools in Indiana.  It is surprising that neither of the two largest schools in the State, Purdue University and Indiana University, offers a CRNA program in Indiana.  The one CRNA School in IN is shown below:

  1. Marian University CRNA, Indianapolis (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

CRNA students in Indiana say they appreciate the personality and culture of the people in the State.  Even though it is located in the North, local residents say the State has a southern charm and the pace of life is slower than other States.  There are also many things to do in Indianapolis, such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Civic Theater or events such as Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra or the annual Indianapolis 500 speed race.  Students also appreciate the lower cost of living in Indianapolis as compared to other cities in the US.

As of Year End 2020, there are 122 CRNA schools in the United States and 2.4 CRNA schools in each State on average.  To compare, there are 13 CRNA schools in Pennsylvania and 9 CRNA schools in Florida.  In addition, North Carolina and Tennessee both have 6 CRNA schools.  On the other hand, there are no CRNA programs at all in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Alaska, and Hawaii.  Oftentimes, the States with more CRNA schools tend to have more CRNA jobs as well.  Unfortunately, BLS does not provide number of CRNAs jobs employment information for the State of Indiana.

CRNA Programs in Indiana Acceptance Rate

CRNA Programs in Indiana Acceptance RateThe average acceptance rate for CRNA programs in Indiana is 24%.  This is slightly lower than the national CRNA average acceptance rate of 26%.  In general, the easiest CRNA schools to get into by State are generally in the States with more CRNA schools.  For example, the average acceptance rate for CRNA schools in Florida is 30% with 9 CRNA Schools.  This compares with an acceptance rate of 13% for CRNA schools in Georgia and 24% in South Carolina, which only have 2 CRNA schools.  In the case of Indiana, this generalization does not fully apply and it’s difficult to generalize with only one nurse anesthetist program in Indiana.

Best CRNA Schools in Indiana

best crna schoolsPlease see the list below for the best CRNA schools in Indiana.

Best CRNA School RankingAll CRNA SchoolsCityDegree Offered
77Saint Francis CRNAFort WayneDNP
122Marian University CRNAIndianapolisDNP

Be sure to check out our exclusive best nurse anesthetist schools list.  Through interviewing over 125 real CRNAs, we ranked all CRNA schools to come up with the best CRNA schools in America.

Other Indiana CRNA Information

CRNA Programs in IN InformationWhether you’re looking to apply to CRNA programs in Indiana or already a CRNA, check out CRNA Salary in Indiana and Indiana Board of Nursing to learn more about nurse anesthesia in the State.

Map of CRNA Schools by State

Because there is only one CRNA schools in Indiana, you may be interested in applying to CRNA programs nearby in close proximity.  These may include:


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

CRNA Salary in Indiana

crna salary in indianaSince you’re reading about CRNA Schools in Indiana, we thought you might be interested in learning about the CRNA Salary in Indiana if you’re going to work in the State.  Be sure to also check out our CRNA Salary Guide and CRNA Starting Salary if you’re still a student or if you’re wondering how much a fresh CRNA can make right out of nurse anesthesia school.  Different States have different demand and supply economics of nurse anesthetists, so my advice is to be sure to read up on different states to see which ones fit you best.

Nurse Anesthetist Schools in IN Conclusion

In summary, there is only one CRNA schools in Indiana, which is Marian University CRNA,  Although not a major city like New York or Chicago, the State of Indiana offers a southern charm with a pleasant culture and study-life balance.  Pursuing a CRNA program in Indiana will especially make sense if you plan on staying within the State after finishing school.  This is because it is common that SRNA students can find nurse anesthetist jobs within the same State easier than students from out of State upon graduation.

Did you graduate from one of the CRNA Schools in Indiana?  Please let us know what you thought of the program and experience working with the graduates. Click on the image gallery below to learn more about nurse anesthetist programs in IN.


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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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