CRNA Schools in Michigan

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Michigan, known as the Great Lake State, is ranked #6 in total number of CRNA Schools in the United States.  It shares the #6 ranking with California, Texas, and Illinois.  The best CRNA schools are located throughout the State of Michigan and in cities such as Detroit and Flint.  CRNA students in Michigan rave about the nature and outdoor activities to do during the weekends.  After all, Michigan is surrounded by 4 out of the 5 Great Lakes and fishing, biking and boating are very popular activities.  Two of the CRNA programs in MI are located in Detroit and another is on the east side of Lansing, which is the capital of Michigan.  In total, there are 5 CRNA Schools in Michigan as shown below:

  1. Wayne State CRNA, Detroit (Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice)
  2. Detroit Mercy CRNA, Detroit (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  3. Oakland University CRNA Program, Royal Oak (Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia)
  4. U of M CRNA Program, Flint (Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice)
  5. Michigan State University CRNA, East Lansing (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

CRNA Schools in Michigan

As of November 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.  This definitely is suitable to CRNA jobs in Michigan – the State of Michigan is ranked #5 in the US in terms of the most number of nurse anesthetist jobs, one ranking above Pennsylvania at #6.

CRNA Programs in Michigan Acceptance Rate

CRNA Programs in Michigan Acceptance RateThe average acceptance rate for CRNA programs in Michigan is 22%.  This is significantly lower compared to 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 Michigan, this generalization does not apply.

Michigan State University CRNA, with an acceptance rate of 33% is the easiest CRNA school to get into in the State.  Detroit Mercy CRNA and Oakland University CRNA Program are the most difficult CRNA programs in Michigan to get accepted with acceptance rates of 13% and 16% respectively.  Lastly, all the nurse anesthetist schools in Michigan are Doctorate degrees, so it is no longer possible to receive a Master of Science in Nursing in the State.  However, if you already have a master’s degree, you are still allowed to practice the field of nurse anesthesia in Michigan.

Best CRNA Schools in Michigan

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

Best CRNA School RankingAll CRNA SchoolsCityDegree Offered
13U of M CRNA ProgramFlintDNAP
15Michigan State University CRNAEast LansingDNP
16Wayne State CRNADetroitDNAP
31Detroit Mercy CRNADetroitDNP
60Oakland University CRNA ProgramRoyal OakDNPNA

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 Michigan CRNA Information

CRNA Programs in MI InformationWhether you are a student aspiring to attend a CRNA programs in Michigan or already a CRNA, check out CRNA Salary in Michigan and Michigan Board of Nursing to learn more about nurse anesthesia in the State.

Map of CRNA Schools by State


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 Michigan

crna salary in michiganSince you’re reading about CRNA Schools in Michigan, we thought you might be interested in learning about the CRNA Salary in Michigan 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 Programs in MI Conclusion

In summary, although Michigan is notorious for cold and long winters, the State is incredibly attractive for prospective CRNA students and job hunters.  There is a wide selection of CRNA schools in Michigan, whether you are interested in city life in Detroit or being farther away.  Very few states can provide the number of schools and job opportunities as Michigan.  It is common that CRNA students are generally able to find nurse anesthetist jobs within the same State easier than students from out of State.  With that in mind, I highly recommend Michigan for prospective CRNA students.

Did you graduate from one of the 5 CRNA Schools in Michigan?  Please let us know what you thought of the program and experience working with the graduates. Click on the image gallery below for more information on nurse anesthetist schools in MI.


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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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