Easiest CRNA Schools to Get Into

easiest crna schools to get intoThese 27 CRNA schools are the easiest CRNA schools to get into and have the highest acceptance rates.  These nursing anesthesia schools are considered less competitive in terms of acceptance rate, but are by no means does that mean it’s easy to be admitted.  The average CRNA acceptance rate from all nursing anesthesia schools in the US is 26%.  We’ve listed out the CRNA programs with acceptance rate 35% or above as these are the easiest CRNA programs to get into.

  1. Uniformed Services acceptance Rate is 95%
  2. Antillean Adventist University acceptance Rate is 63%
  3. Army Graduate CRNA acceptance Rate is 62%
  4. Old Dominion CRNA acceptance Rate is 50%
  5. AdventHealth CRNA acceptance Rate is 46%
  6. Minneapolis School of Anesthesia CRNA acceptance Rate is 44%
  7. WVU CRNA program acceptance Rate is 43%
  8. State University of New York CRNA acceptance Rate is 41%
  9. Arkansas State University CRNA acceptance Rate is 40%
  10. University of Southern Mississippi CRNA acceptance Rate is 40%
  11. Youngstown State University CRNA acceptance Rate is 40%
  12. University of Cincinnati CRNA acceptance Rate is 40%
  13. Gannon CRNA acceptance Rate is 40%
  14. Lincoln Memorial CRNA acceptance Rate is 40%
  15. Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia acceptance rate is 39%
  16. Rosalind Franklin CRNA acceptance rate is 39%
  17. Missouri State University CRNA acceptance rate is 38%
  18. Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes acceptance rate is 38%
  19. LSU CRNA Program acceptance rate is 37%
  20. Mayo Clinic CRNA acceptance rate is 37%
  21. Inter American University acceptance rate is 37%
  22. Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia acceptance rate is 36%
  23. Boston College CRNA acceptance rate is 36%
  24. Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program acceptance rate is 36%
  25. UAB CRNA acceptance rate is 35%
  26. Texas Wesleyan University CRNA acceptance rate is 35%
  27. UNF CRNA acceptance rate is 35%

Easiest CRNA Schools to Get Into by State

easiest crna programs to get intoAs a general rule of thumb, States with more nursing anesthesia programs tend to be easiest CRNA schools to get into than those States with less schools.

For example, Pennsylvania, with 13 CRNA schools, has the most number of CRNA schools in the State.  Therefore, getting into a nursing anesthesia program in Pennsylvania would most likely be easier than getting accepted into a program in New York, which only has 3 nursing anesthesia schools.

Consequently, we broke down the 27 Easiest CRNA Programs to Get Into by State

  • Florida – 3 CRNA Programs
  • Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, Illinois – 2 CRNA Programs

CRNA School With 100% Acceptance Rate

cheapest crna schoolsUS News & World Report recently published an article on Nursing Master’s Programs With 100% Admit Rates in their Best Graduate Schools listings.  In summary, the title implies that every single person who applied to these nursing master’s programs last year was accepted.  However, don’t jump to conclusions so quickly!  First things first, now that everyone knows this information, it’s unlikely that this 100% admission rate will continue in the years ahead.  Second and more importantly, nursing anesthesia programs have very different admission policies than graduate nursing master programs and none of the CRNA school acceptance rate is a 100%.  You knew it was too good to be true didn’t you?  😉

The old adage, ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’ isn’t always correct. In fact, the suspicion, cynicism, and doubt that are inherent in this belief can and does keep people from taking advantage of excellent opportunities. – Richard Carlson

Easiest CRNA Schools to Get Into

easiest crna programs to get intoIn this section, we list out the easiest CRNA Schools to get into in the United States with detail on the CRNA School and CRNA Acceptance Rates.  All the CRNA programs have been approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Please click on the CRNA School name for more detailed information on the selected CRNA program.  CRNA acceptance rates are calculated by taking the total number of students divided over the total number of qualified students applying to the program.

Acceptance Rate RankingAll CRNA SchoolsCRNA Acceptance Rate
1Military CRNA95%
2Antillean Adventist University63%
3Army CRNA62%
4Old Dominion University CRNA50%
5AdventHealth CRNA46%
6Minneapolis School of Anesthesia44%
7WVU CRNA program43%
8Buffalo CRNA Program41%
10Lincoln Memorial University CRNA Program40%
11Saint Francis CRNA40%
12St Elizabeth Health Center40%
13University of Cincinnati CRNA40%
14UPMC Hamot40%
15USM CRNA Program40%
16Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia39%
17Rosalind Franklin CRNA39%
18Missouri State University CRNA38%
19Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes38%
20LSU CRNA Program37%
21Mayo Clinic CRNA37%
22Inter American University37%
23Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia36%
24Northshore CRNA36%
25Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program36%
27UAMS CRNA Program35%
28Texas Wesleyan University CRNA35%
30Albany Medical College CRNA Program34%
31Goldfarb CRNA33%
32Michigan State University CRNA33%
33USF CRNA Program33%
35La Roche CRNA31%
36KU CRNA Program30%
37Truman CRNA Program30%
38Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program30%
39Bryan College CRNA29%
40FranU CRNA29%
41University of Akron CRNA29%
42University of Pittsburgh CRNA29%
43Millikin CRNA28%
44Lourdes University CRNA27%
45University of South Carolina CRNA27%
46Northeastern CRNA27%
47UND CRNA Program27%
48York College CRNA27%
49Samuel Merritt CRNA26%
50Charleston Area Medical Center26%
51Samford CRNA26%
52Columbia University CRNA25%
53Duke CRNA Program25%
54Excela Health School of Anesthesia25%
55Georgetown CRNA25%
56Integrated Anesthesia Associates25%
57Mayo Clinic Health System25%
58U of M CRNA Program25%
59UNE CRNA Program25%
60La Salle CRNA program24%
61VCU CRNA Program24%
62Marian University CRNA24%
63Rush University CRNA24%
65University of Puerto Rico24%
66Villanova CRNA program24%
67Wake Forest CRNA24%
68Bloomsburg CRNA24%
69USC CRNA School23%
71UPenn CRNA22%
73Baylor College of Medicine CRNA22%
75Mount Marty CRNA21%
76Westminster CRNA21%
77Midwestern University CRNA21%
78Boston College CRNA20%
79Case Western CRNA20%
80MUSC CRNA Program20%
81Newman CRNA20%
82Otterbein CRNA20%
83Saint Joseph Hospital20%
84Union University CRNA20%
85University of Wisconsin Oshkosh CRNA20%
86UTK CRNA Program18%
87Murray State CRNA17%
88UM CRNA Program17%
89UT Houston CRNA17%
90Yale CRNA17%
91Western Carolina University CRNA16%
92Oakland University CRNA Program16%
93Rutgers CRNA15%
95National University CRNA15%
96Quinnipiac CRNA Program15%
97Saint Marys CRNA15%
98Loma Linda CRNA15%
99Drexel CRNA14%
100University of Tennessee Health Science Center14%
101Cleveland Clinic CRNA program14%
102Kaiser CRNA13%
103Jefferson CRNA Program13%
104Detroit Mercy CRNA13%
105Emory CRNA13%
106UNC CRNA Program11%
107Fairfield CRNA10%
108University of Iowa CRNA10%
109University of Maryland CRNA10%
110University of Arizona CRNA10%
111University of Minnesota CRNA10%
112Clarkson College CRNA9%
113Marquette CRNA7%
114OHSU Nursing7%
115Gonzaga CRNA6%
116Augusta CRNA ProgramN/A
116Cedar Crest CRNAN/A
116FIU CRNA ProgramN/A
116Florida Gulf Coast University CRNAN/A
116Johns Hopkins CRNAN/A
116Keiser University CRNAN/A
116University of Scranton CRNAN/A
116University of Tulsa NursingN/A
116Wayne State CRNAN/A

Best CRNA Programs

best crna schoolsWe spent hundreds of hours studying all CRNA schools and interviewing over 125 nurse anesthetists to create our exclusive list of Best CRNA Schools.  So now you know what the easiest CRNA programs to get into are, your next research is to compare the Best CRNA programs with the easiest CRNA schools to get into in order to see which CRNA schools are the best fit and which programs you should apply to.

Map of Nurse Anesthetist Programs by State

Finally, we have listed out all CRNA programs by State in the map below to complement your research on easy nurse anesthetist programs to get in.


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

CRNA Starting SalaryAs you’re interested in the easiest nurse anesthetist schools to get into, be sure to check out our CRNA Salary Guide and CRNA Starting Salary.  If you are still a student or if you’re wondering how much a fresh CRNA can make right out of nurse anesthesia school, this information will be especially helpful.  You might be surprised too!  We spent hundreds of hours researching salary information from the BLS, the AANA CRNA survey from over 5,000 actual nurse anesthetists as well as from my own CRNA job offers after I graduated.  In addition, different states have different demand and supply economics for nurse anesthetists, so our CRNA Salary by State Guide will help you see which States are the best fit for you.


In summary, we listed out the easiest CRNA schools to get into and the States those schools are located in.   There are 27 CRNA schools with acceptance rates over 40%, which are considered significantly higher than the national average of 26%.  In addition, it may be easier to get into a CRNA school in Florida and Pennsylvania as they have the most number of CRNA schools in the United States.   Finally, there’s no such thing as a CRNA school with 100% Acceptance rates!  Check out the hardest CRNA schools to get into.

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