The Albany Medical's CRNA program was ranked #7 in 2011.
Albany Medical College
Nurse Anesthesiology Program
47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Eileen A Falcone, CRNA,
MS, Center Director
ph: (518) 262-4303
fax: (518) 262-5170
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science
28 months, full time
54 Semester Units
No application deadline is stated. “Online applications are being accepted for August 2013 admission.”
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Albany Medical College. Tuition is calculated at the 2012-2013 rate. Tuition at most schools increases each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is 5% to 15% higher than what is shown here.
Cost of Tuition: $49,754
*Fees and expenses: $2,675
Grand Total: $52,429
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Small class size. Approximately 15 students.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Albany Medical College Nurse Anesthesia Program won’t give you the specific experiences or training you need to be a successful CRNA? Learn what standards CRNA Programs must meetin order to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia (COA).
This CRNA program (as well as all others that are accredited by the COA) prepares you to take the CCNA certification exam at the conclusion of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
“During the first year, graduate students complete courses in the basic sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Physiology), Nurse Anesthesiology, Research Techniques, Nurse Anesthesiology Practice and Clinical Practicum Laboratories, Professional Issues in Advanced Practice and a Research Project.”
“In the second year at Albany Medical College, graduate students continue the Clinical Practicum Laboratories, Nurse Anesthesiology courses, Professional Issues in Advanced Practice and a Research Project.”
“ In addition to administering anesthesia to general, surgical and obstetric patients, graduate students gain experience in administration of anesthesia in a tertiary care setting, to patients undergoing more complicated procedures in specialty areas such as pediatric, vascular, cardiac, oncological, kidney transplant, bone marrow transplant and neurological surgeries.”
“Observation rotations are provided for open-heart anesthesia.“
“Emergency experience is provided that allows graduate students opportunity to provide anesthesia services to trauma patients for a variety of other urgent and emergent surgeries. Graduate students also gain experience outside of the surgical arena providing anesthesia service for emergencies, medical and diagnostic procedures.”
“Albany Medical Center Hospital, a tertiary care center, is the primary clinical campus located in Albany, New York. The clinical portion of the program is enhanced by rotations to the following current off-campus clinical sites within New York State: Albany Memorial Hospital (Albany), St. Peter's Hospital (Albany); Ellis Hospital (Schenectady); Saratoga Hospital (Saratoga Springs), Bassett Medical Center (Cooperstown), St. Joseph’s Hospital (Syracuse), SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital (Syracuse), and Massena Memorial Hospital (Massena); and two sites located within the State of Massachusetts: Baystate Medical Center (Springfield) and Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield).”
“These rotations enrich the learner’s experience in the areas of regional anesthesia administration, insertion of invasive monitoring catheters, administration of anesthesia for a variety of surgical procedures, adapting to new experiences and different working environments. Clinical rotations are subject to change to meet accrediting agency requirements.”
This portion was taken directly from Albany Medical College’s main CRNA program page and has been formatted and condensed for your reading ease.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Albany Medical College compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or appropriate science degree. (Examples of an appropriate science degree include Chemistry, Biology and Physics).
Verification of initial licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the United States. You’ll need to obtain a New York and Massachusetts RN license prior to the start of the program.
Minimum of one year (two years preferred) recent (within five years preferred) experience as a registered professional nurse in a critical care area.
Acceptable critical care experience in order of preference includes:
Other experience types will be considered if they involved:
A minimum GPA of 3.0.
Minimum GRE scores:
Complete the GRE. No minimum scores required.
CRNA Educational Requirements
*See their program website for details about the Research Methods course requirement.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
3.4 out of 5.0. Ranked # 7 out of 107 CRNA programs.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Albany Medical College Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2009. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2019. This shows that the program is very stable.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in New York
New York CRNA salaries are lower than the national average and range from $130k-$160k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
*This page was updated October 28th, 2012.*
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