P.O. Box 910
CRNA Degree offered
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)
The early admission deadline is April 1st.
Number of Applicants
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Arkansas State University.
Tuition is calculated at the 2015-2016 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: $30,600
*Fees and expenses: $15,615
Grand Total: $46,215
*This includes the cost of books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
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CRNA Program Requirements
BSN from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
Current Licensure as a Registered Nurse with eligibility for Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Missouri.
A minimum of one year experience as an RN within the last two years. Acceptable critical care settings are as follows:
- Surgical Intensive Care
- Medical Intensive Care
- Neuro Intensive Care
- Cardiothoracic or Cardiovascular Intensive Care
- Burn/Trauma Intensive Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care
- Pediatric Intensive Care
They do not accept the following settings:
- Emergency Room
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
- Operating Room
- Obstetrical – Labor & Delivery Unit
3.0 from undergraduate nursing major (last 60+ hours).
Minimum GRE scores:
A combined verbal and quantitative score of 300 is preferred. Applicant must also have an analytical writing score section. The GRE is mandatory and must be taken within the last 5 years.
All foreign born students and nurses must take the TOEFL and pass with a score of 83 on the preferred internet-based test (iBT), 570 on the paper based test, or 213 on the computer based test.
- CCRN or Cardiac Surgery Certification
Successful completion of a 3 credit hour graduate level course with a grade of “B” or better:
- Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
Ranked 41 for the 2014 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Arkansas State University Jonesboro Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in May 2014. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again in May 2024. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Arkansas State University Jonesboro
Please note: It is extremely rare for a student at any CRNA school to not eventually pass the exam. Most students who don’t pass the first time pass the second. Very rarely does a person ever take it a third time. This statistic only measures how well the program prepares students to pass the test the first time around.
- First-time test takers: 98% (Class of 2016)
- National average (2015): 85%
7% (Class of 2016)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
100% (Class of 2016)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Arkansas
Arkansas CRNA salaries hover right around the national average and fluctuate between $150k-$175k. Since Arkansas has the 5th lowest cost of living in the country, it’s adjusted CRNA salary is around $167,000 and is a great state to live as a CRNA.
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.
What How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
Classroom, clinical time and study time average around 60 hours per week.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Outside employment is strongly discouraged, logistically very difficult, and most likely to be incompatible with academic success.
All information given on this site about Arkansas State University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated July 24th, 2017.*
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