The Albany Medical’s CRNA program was ranked #7 in 2011.
Albany Medical College
Albany Medical College
Center for Nurse Anesthesiology, MC-68
16 New Scotland Avenue, Suite 303
Albany, New York 12208
Jodi M. Della Rocca, CRNA, PhD
Associate Professor and Interim Center Director
Michael E. Conti, CRNA, MSN
Assistant Professor and Interim Assistant Program Director
ph: (518) 262-4303
fax: (518) 262-5170
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science
28 months, full time
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Albany Medical College. Tuition is calculated at the 2016-2017 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: $66,210
*Fees and expenses: $3,025
Grand Total: $69,235
*This includes the application fee, cost of books, membership fees and test fees.
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 meet in 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.”
“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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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).
Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Verification of initial and current 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 two years 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:
- Surgical ICU
- Post-Open Heart
- Coronary Care Unit
- Medical ICU
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
- Pediatric ICU
- Neonatal ICU
Other experience types will be considered if they involved:
- Critical decision making
- Psychomotor skills
- Invasive monitoring
- Critical care pharmacology
A minimum GPA of 3.0.
Minimum GRE scores:
Complete the GRE. Scores that are greater or equal to 150 in the verbal and quantitative sections and 4.0 in analytical will make you more competitive.
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse)
CRNA Educational Requirements
- *Research Methods
- Organic Chemistry
Shadow a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in an operating room (OR) setting.
*See their admissions website for details about the requirements.
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.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Albany Medical College
- First-time test takers: 80% (2016)
- First-retake: 100%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
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)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from: $110,000-$130,000.
*This page was updated May 30th, 2017.*
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