CRNA Schools in Utah


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Utah, known as the Beehive 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, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and a few other States.  With its beautiful landscapes, Utah is well known for its three distinct geological regions of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau.  Almost all the universities in Utah are located in Salt Lake City and CRNA Schools in Utah are no exception.

Located in the West of the United States, Utah 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 Utah

There is only one CRNA Schools in Utah located in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City as shown below:

  1. Westminster CRNA, Salt Lake City (Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia)

Westminster is a liberal arts college is well known for being one of the best value schools. The school has a very reputable Nursing program.  Westminster CRNA, plans to enroll its first doctorate cohort of CRNA students in May 2022.

CRNA Schools in Utah

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 rank Utah for number of CRNA jobs in the US.

CRNA Programs in Utah Acceptance Rate
CRNA Programs in Utah Acceptance Rate

The average acceptance rate for CRNA schools in Utah is 21%.  This is significantly 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 Utah, this generalization does apply but it is difficult to generalize with only one nurse anesthetist program in UT.

Best CRNA Schools in Utah

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

Best CRNA School RankingAll CRNA SchoolsCityDegree Offered
58Westminster CRNASalt Lake CityMSNA

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 Utah CRNA Information

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

Map of CRNA Schools by State

With only one CRNA schools in Utah, you may be interested in applying to CRNA programs nearby in other States.  The States surrounding Utah to the north, east and west all do not have CRNA Schools.  However, other States that have CRNA programs include:

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC

Notes:
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 Utah

crna salary in utahSince you’re reading about CRNA Schools in Utah, we thought you might be interested in learning about the CRNA Salary in Utah 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 UT Conclusion

To sum up, there are not many CRNA schools in Utah because there is only one program.  Most students interested in attending CRNA school in the West Coast end up applying to CRNA Schools in California, where there are 5 programs.

Pursuing a CRNA program in Utah will 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 Utah?  Please let us know what you thought of the programs and experience working with the graduates. Click on the image gallery below for more information on nurse anesthetist programs in UT.

 

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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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