Jayne Cromer, CRNA, DNP, Program Administrator
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CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing with a Nurse Anesthesia Specialization
30 months, full time (8 semesters)
76 semester hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Clarkson College
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: $66,825
*Fees and expenses: $4,455
Grand Total: $71,280
*This includes the cost of books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Number of Applicants
As a general rule, new CRNA Programs have fewer applicants than well-established ones. If you’re looking for a program that is less competitive, this one is worth checking into.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
Clarkson College’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was first accredited in May 2010.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that this 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.
This is a front loaded program where the first 12 months is fully didactic (class work), while the last 18 months are clinical. It combines traditional and distance education.
Looking for something specific? Find CRNA schools categorized by their unique requirements.
Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Clarkson University Nurse Anesthesia Program compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an AACN or CCNE accredited school
Current RN license in Nebraska or another state
One year of recent full-time RN experience (post-degree) in a critical care unit prior to applying to the program.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
- Surgical ICU
- Medical ICU
- Cardiac Care Unit
- Neonatal ICU
- Pediatric ICU
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
GRE scores are not required
If your native language is not English, you’ll need a minimum of 100 or better on the TOEFL iBT or a minimum of 250 total score on the computer-based test.
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- Satisfactory completion of all nursing course prerequisites (at the college level)
- Physical assessment
- College math or equivalent
- Graduate level Statistics (may be taken after the application deadline.)
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Clarkson College was ranked #8 for the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Clarkson College Nurse Anesthesia Program Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 06/2016. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2026.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Clarkson College CRNA
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: 92% (2016)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Nebraska
Nebraska CRNA salaries are usually higher than the national average and are around $179k. CRNA salaries are higher in this state because it is so rural.
Nebraska is also an “Opt-Out” State which offers CRNA’s a higher degree of autonomy as they can legally practice without a physician’s supervision.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $173,129 (according to a 2016 study)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from $110,000-$130,000.
All information given on this site about Clarkson Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated August 18th, 2017.*
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