Antillean University is one of three CRNA schools in Puerto Rico. It is also the newest of CRNA schools to be accredited by the COA.
Antillean Adventist University
PO Box 118
Mayaguez, PR 00681
Yoalis Cardona, Program Administrator
Phone: 787-834-9595 ext. 2444
Aida Fernández, Assistant Program Administrator
Phone: 787-834-9595 ext. 2445
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialty in Anesthesia
24 months – full time
March 15th – Interviews in April
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Antillean Adventist University
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2016-2017 rates. 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.
Tuition Total: $58,212
Fees and expenses Total: $3,100
Grand Total: $61,312
This includes $195 x 65 hours, application fee, graduation exam, regular graduation, textbooks. comprehensive exams and technology fees. This is a very rough estimate since the cost is only listed in Spanish.
Number of Applicants
They will interview 30 strong applicants.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Antillean Adventist University’s 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.
You’ll spend your 24 months in an integrated program. You will need to be proficient in writing and speaking English and Spanish.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Baccalaureate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in Puerto Rico.
1 year full time critical care experience as an RN.
- Surgical Intensive Care
- Cardiothoracic Intensive care
- Coronary Intensive Care
- Medical Intensive Care
- Pediatric Intensive Care
- Neonatal Intensive CareThose who have experiences in other areas may be considered if they can demonstrate competence with managing unstable patients, invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.
GRE or EXADEP are accepted, received minimum scores.
Have taken the LOEP or TOEFL test and received minimum scores.
Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite undergraduate courses:
- General Chemistry or Principles of Chemistry (3 credits with a lab)
Current membership of the College of Nursing Professionals of Puerto Rico (CPEPR).
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – U.S. News & World Report (2011)
This program started in 2015.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are somewhat bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
InterAmerican University’s Program was initially reviewed 5/2015. It was given 6 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 5/2021.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Antillean Adventist University
- First-time test takers: NA – new program
- National average (2008): 89.9%
NA – new program
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
NA – new program
Data on CRNA Salaries in Puerto Rico is unavailable, however, 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.
CRNA School Reviews
All information given on this site about Antillean Adventist University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated October 30th, 2016.*
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