CRNA Schools in North Dakota

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North Dakota, known as the Peace Garden State, is ranked #30 in total number of CRNA Schools in the United States.  It shares the #30 CRNA School ranking with Washington, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island, and a few other States.  North Dakota is generally more well known for its oil, mining and agriculture industries.  However, that has been changing in recent years.  Students studying at CRNA schools in North Dakota enjoy outdoor activities including wagon train rides, mountain biking and fishing.

Located in the Mid-Western United State, North Dakota 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.

Nurse Anesthetist Programs in North Dakota

There is only one CRNA Programs in North Dakota located in the city of Grand Forks as shown below:

  1. UND CRNA Program, Grand Forks (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

All the CRNA schools in North Dakota are DNP Doctorate degrees.  There are no MSN master’s degrees offered any longer in North Dakota.  UND is formally known as the University of North Dakota.  The School takes pride in having a cohort attrition rate of only 1.5% in the last 5 years and low student to faculty ratios.  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.  This rule of thumb also applies to North Dakota.  With only one CRNA school, North Dakota is ranked #36 in number of CRNA jobs in the US.

CRNA Programs in North Dakota Acceptance Rate

CRNA Programs in North Dakota Acceptance RateThe average acceptance rate for CRNA schools in North Dakota is 27%, which is remarkably similar to the national acceptance rate of 26%.  To clarify, the UND CRNA Program has a class size of 16 students with approximately 60 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 North Dakota

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

Best CRNA School RankingAll CRNA SchoolsCityDegree Offered
114UND CRNA ProgramGrand ForksDNP

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 North Dakota CRNA Information

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

Map of CRNA Schools by State

With only one CRNA schools in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota

crna salary in north dakotaSince you’re reading about CRNA Schools in North Dakota, we thought you might be interested in learning about the CRNA Salary in North Dakota 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 ND Conclusion

To sum up, if you are interested in studying at CRNA Schools in North Dakota, there is only one school – the UND CRNA Program. CRNA students in North Dakota appreciate the affordable cost of living as well as beautiful outdoor scenery.  As there are not many CRNA programs in ND, I also recommend CRNA applicants also apply to CRNA Schools in Minnesota, Montana, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Pursuing a CRNA program in North Dakota 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 one of the CRNA Schools in North Dakota?  Please let us know what you thought of the programs and experience working with the graduates. Click on the image gallery below to learn more about nurse anesthetist schools in ND.


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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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