Please NOTE: Cleveland Clinic Foundation is a separately accredited institution from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, however, they utilize many of the same resources.
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
Angela Milosh, CRNA, DNP, MSN, Program Director
ph: (216) 444-6547
tf: (800) 223-2273
fax: (216) 444-9247
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science
30 months, full time
June 1 – all supplemental material must be received by July 15. You will use the same application as students applying for Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. For application requests call Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at 216.368.2529 or 800.825.2540, X2529 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
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: $77,348
*Fees and expenses: $8,525
Grand Total: $85,873
*This includes the cost of health insurance, One to One Fitness, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Cleveland Clinic does give a $1,000 stipend, paid each month of the 28 month program. In addition students are provided healthcare and malpractice insurance at no cost. In return, CCF requires all students to sign on for a 2.5 year contract to work at one of Cleveland Clinic’s hospitals or surgery centers.
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 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.
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:
- Coronary revascularization, on and off cardiopulmonary bypass
- Valve repairs, and replacements, many using minimally invasive techniques
- Transplants – heart and lung
- Aortic Aneurysms
- LVAD placement
- Endoscopic thoracic procedures
- Major open lung procedures
- Major esophageal surgery
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.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Cleveland Clinic Foundation compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN)
Background check within 180 days of starting classes
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in the state of Ohio
All applicants must complete one year in the acute care setting.
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 experiences are acceptable.
Nursing Courses: 3.0
Minimum GRE scores:
MAT: 400/45 or the GRE: 500/153 Verbal; 500/144 Quantitative; 3.0 A. Writ
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.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s CRNA program website
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 05/2012. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2022.
First Time Test Takers
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)
- 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 Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated February 27th, 2017.*
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