CRNA Schools in Maine

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Maine, known as the Pine Tree State, is ranked #30 in total number of CRNA Schools in the United States.  It shares the #30 CRNA School ranking with Washington, Utah, Iowa, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island, and a few other States.  The majority of Maine is forested with trees and largely uninhabited, with most universities located in the Portland area, including the only CRNA schools in Maine.  CRNA students in Maine rave about the various outdoor activities (hiking, fishing) to delicious local foods (seafood & lobster) as what they love about studying in the State.

As the most northeastern State, Maine is part of the RN Compact States agreement.  This means RN nurses can 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.

Nurse Anesthetist Programs in Maine

There is only one CRNA Programs in Maine located in the city of Sioux Falls as shown below:

  1. UNE CRNA Program, Portland (Master of Science in Nursing Anesthesia)

UNE, known as the University of New England, is ranked as the #1 college in Maine for increasing career earnings by Brookings Institute and the #1 provider of health professionals in Maine.  Although the UNE CRNA is still a MSN degree, the school plans to have its first doctoral cohort of CRNA students in May 2022.

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, South 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.  This rule of thumb also applies to Maine.  With only one CRNA school, Maine is ranked #28 in number of CRNA jobs in the US.

CRNA Programs in Maine Acceptance Rate

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The average acceptance rate for CRNA schools in Maine is 25%, which is nearly identical to the national acceptance rate of 26%.  The UNE CRNA Program class size is only 18 students with approximately 72 qualified applicants each year applying.  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.

Best CRNA Schools in Maine

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

Best CRNA School RankingAll CRNA SchoolsCityDegree Offered
36UNE CRNA ProgramPortlandMSNA

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 Maine CRNA Information

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

Map of CRNA Schools by State

With only one nurse anesthetist schools in Maine, you may be interested in applying to CRNA programs nearby in other States.  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 Maine

crna salary in maineSince you’re reading about CRNA Schools in Maine, we thought you might be interested in learning about the CRNA Salary in Maine 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 ME Conclusion

To sum up, if you are interested in studying at CRNA Schools in Maine, there is only one school – the UNE CRNA Program. CRNA students in Maine appreciate the nature activities as well as delicious local seafood.  As there are not many CRNA programs in ME, I also recommend CRNA applicants also apply to CRNA Schools in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Pursuing a CRNA program in Maine may also make sense if you plan on staying within the State after graduation.  This is because it is common that a SRNA nurse can find nurse anesthetist jobs within the same State easier than students from out of State upon finishing school.

Did you graduate from a CRNA School in Maine?  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 ME.


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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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