The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Nurse Anesthesia Program was ranked #7 in 2011.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPBSON)
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
School of Nurse Anesthesia
9500 Euclid Avenue, E-31
Cleveland, OH 44195
Paul R Blakeley, CRNA, MSN, Program Director
Stephen Kimatian, MD, Vice-Chairman for Anesthesiology Education
ph: (216) 444-6547
tf: (800) 223-2273
fax: (216) 444-9247
CRNA Degree offered
MS in Nursing, Post-Master's Certificate
28 months, full time
No deadline was clearly stated on their site.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Tuition is calculated at the 2011-2012 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: $61,840
*Fees and expenses: $3,000
Grand Total: $64,840
Tuition Calculation: $1,546 per credit hour * 40 hours total.
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Number of Applicants
The number of applicants to the program always exceeds the number of available clinical positions.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
1968-1969 and has since graduated over 400 nurse anesthetists since it began.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s 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.
The Cleveland Clinic has 11 adult cardiac and two thoracic operating rooms which are shared by Anesthesia Residents, Fellows, and Student Nurse Anesthetists from two different CRNA programs (this one and the other program that is also part of the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing).
Graduate students assigned to the Cleveland Clinic complete most of their clinical case requirements at the main campus.
There are two outside clinical rotations to facilities in the Cleveland Clinic Health Systems (CCHS). The rotation in obstetrical anesthesia is at Fairview Hospital and the ambulatory or outpatient rotation is at Marymount Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Clinical Practice includes a large variety and number of cases:
Graduate students in nurse anesthesia are trained to administer anesthesia in all of the surgical specialties implementing the techniques of both general and regional anesthesia.
This graduate nursing program is composed of study in nursing research, professional development, and nurse anesthesia based on knowledge of the basic sciences.
Five graduate nursing courses are taught at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Nurse anesthesia courses, both didactic and clinical, are taught by CRNAs, anesthesiologists, and guest faculty from the Cleveland Clinic.
Financial Benefits in exchange for work commitment
For this support, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation requires the students to sign a contract for a 2.5 year employment commitment after graduation in one of Cleveland Clinic's hospitals or surgery centers.
Graduates are paid a competitive wage based on salary surveys that are annually reviewed.
Historically, all graduates of the program are offered employment.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in the state of Ohio
Minimum of one year of acute care nursing experience is required. Acceptable critical care experience includes:
To be a competitive applicant, your nursing experience should be acquired in a large teaching hospital or medical center. This program does not require a specific type of intensive care nursing experience. All types of intensive care nursing experience are acceptable.
Applicants must have a good academic record, e.g. a B average or rank in the upper third of his or her graduating class at an institution whose status and programs are readily assessed.
Minimum GRE scores:
Satisfactory scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
TOEFL test (English proficiency test for international students only)
It is strongly encouraged that you shadow a CRNA
or one of the graduate students (SRNAs) in the program. You can schedule a shadow day at Cleveland Clinic with Zoni Madison, the education coordinator, at 216-444-2612.
History and information about stipend. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.
Graduate School Requirements for Francis Payne Bolton
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.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2003. It was given 8 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2011.
The program’s goal is to select the best nurses and graduate all of the SRNAs.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Ohio
Ohio CRNA salaries are about the same as the national average and range from $145k to $170k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
All information given on this site about Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated 12th December, 2012.*