Crna Schools By State 2020

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice nurse who administers anesthesia for medical procedures, surgery, and trauma stabilization. CRNAs have the option to specialize in types of medicine such as pediatric, plastic surgery, dental, neurological services, and cardiovascular.

CRNAs are the highest paid nurses in the United States. As of 2016, the average CRNA salary is $160,270 per year.

They work in ambulances, operating rooms, surgical centers, the military, and in specialists’ offices. In rural areas, CRNAs are the main anesthesia providers, not anesthesiologists. Their role is critical in the medical field. Their roles involve everything fro pre-operative to post-operative responsibilities, including pre-anesthesia assessments, connecting invasive and noninvasive monitors, pain management, and post-anesthesia recovery.

Becoming a CRNA requires at least one year of being a critical care nurse. Additionally, CRNAs will need to complete a graduate program approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Education Programs. These programs span anywhere from two to three and a half years and are heavily on clinical experience. After 2022, the master’s level will no longer be available for students entering programs, as the profession is shifting from a master’s level to a doctoral level. Those who apply to CRNA programs should expect a very competitive and highly selective process. Applications require several references, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and a personal statement. Nursing experience and academic caliber are both scrutinized.

CRNA Accredited Programs

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Education Programs initiated its accreditation program for CNRA programs in 1952. The Council’s scope of accreditation includes institutions and programs of nurse anesthesia at the post master’s certificate, master’s, or doctoral degree levels in the U.S.

Below are the accredited programs by state.

Alabama

  • Samford University
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Arizona

  • Midwestern University
  • University of Arizona

Arkansas

  • University of Arkansas
  • Arkansas State University

California

  • National University Fresno
  • Loma Linda University
  • University of Southern California
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • California State University Fullerton

Connecticut

  • Fairfield University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford
  • Yale New Haven Hospital

District of Columbia

  • Georgetown University

Florida

  • University of Miami
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Barry University
  • University International University
  • Keiser University (Naples)
  • AdventHealth University
  • Florida State University (Panama City)
  • University of South Florida

Georgia

  • Emory University
  • Augusta University

Illinois

  • Rush University
  • The Millikin University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • NorthShore University
  • Rosaline Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Indiana

  • University of Saint Francis
  • Marian University

Iowa

  • University of Iowa

Kansas

  • University of Kansas
  • Newman University

Kentucky

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Baptist Health Murray State University

Louisiana

  • Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
  • Louisiana State University (New Orleans)

Maine

  • University of New England

Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland (Baltimore)
  • Uniformed Services University

Massachusetts

  • Northeastern University
  • Boston College

Michigan

  • University of Detroit
  • Wayne State University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Michigan – Flint
  • Oakland University (Beaumont)

Minnesota

  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Minneapolis School of Anesthesia

Mississippi

  • University of Southern Mississippi

Missouri

  • Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill School of Nurse Anesthesia
  • Missouri State University
  • Barnes-Jewish College
  • Webster University

Nebraska

  • Bryan College of Health Sciences
  • Clarkson College

New Jersey

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Rutgers University (Newark)

New York

  • Albany Medical College
  • University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo)
  • Columbia University

North Carolina

  • Western Carolina
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • Duke University
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • East Carolina University
  • Wake Forest University

North Dakota

  • University of North Dakota

Ohio

  • University of Akron
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Lourdes University
  • Otterbein University
  • St. Elizabeth Health Center School for Nurse Anesthetists, Inc.

Oregon

  • Oregon Health and Science University

Pennsylvania

  • Cedar Crest College
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Gannon University
  • Excela Health School of Anesthesia
  • La Salle University
  • Drexel University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Allegheny School of Anesthesia
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Scranton
  • Villanova University
  • York College of Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

  • InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico
  • Antillean Adventist University
  • University of Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island School of Nursing

South Carolina

  • Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston)
  • University of South Carolina

South Dakota

  • Mount Marty College

Tennessee

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Union University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Texas

  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Baylor College
  • University of Texas Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing Houston
  • US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing

Utah

  • Westminster College

Virginia

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington

  • Gonzaga University

West Virginia

  • Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia
  • West Virginia University

Wisconsin

  • Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia
  • Marquette University
  • University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Crna Schools By State 2020

Source:
State 2020 Pop.
Alabama4,908,620
Alaska734,002
Arizona7,378,490
Arkansas3,039,000
California39,937,500
Colorado5,845,530
Connecticut3,563,080
Delaware982,895
District of Columbia720,687
Florida21,993,000
Georgia10,736,100
Hawaii1,412,690
Idaho1,826,160
Illinois12,659,700
Indiana6,745,350
Iowa3,179,850
Kansas2,910,360
Kentucky4,499,690
Louisiana4,645,180
Maine1,345,790
Maryland6,083,120
Massachusetts6,976,600
Michigan10,045,000
Minnesota5,700,670
Mississippi2,989,260
Missouri6,169,270
Montana1,086,760
Nebraska1,952,570
Nevada3,139,660
New Hampshire1,371,250
New Jersey8,936,570
New Mexico2,096,640
New York19,440,500
North Carolina10,611,900
North Dakota761,723
Ohio11,747,700
Oklahoma3,954,820
Oregon4,301,090
Pennsylvania12,820,900
Rhode Island1,056,160
South Carolina5,210,100
South Dakota903,027
Tennessee6,897,580
Texas29,472,300
Utah3,282,120
Vermont628,061
Virginia8,626,210
Washington7,797,100
West Virginia1,778,070
Wisconsin5,851,750
Wyoming567,025