The Columbia University NY CRNA school is in the heart of New York city.
Columbia University NY
School of Nursing
Program in Nurse Anesthesia
617 West 168th Street
School of Nursing, Room 318
New York, NY 10032
Eileen Evanina, CRNA, DNP, PhD(c), Program Director
ph: (212) 305-4196
fax: (212) 305-2139
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master's Certificate
27 months full time
58 semester hours
June and September
October 1st. Online application.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Columbia University NY.
Tuition is calculated at the 2012-2013 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 In State Tuition: $74,588
*Fees and expenses: $6,763
Grand Total: $81,351
*This includes the cost of books and supplies and miscellaneous school expenses.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Columbia University NY 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 program is front-loaded and includes a clinical anesthesia residency.
The first year curriculum is devoted to advanced science
courses, graduate core courses and specialty courses which form the
basis for advanced specialty concepts later in the program.
The clinical component starts in May of the second year.
During clinical experiences, you’ll be given increasing responsibility
for anesthesia patient care, enabling you to gain confidence and skill
under tutorial guidance.
Clinical sites are available in the tri-state area and
beyond, and can be permanent or rotating. Clinical sites vary from
large, urban academic medical centers to community hospitals.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Columbia University NY compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor's degree in nursing or a non-nursing bachelor's degree. RN's with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree are required to complete 5 credits in community health in addition to the course requirement listed.
Current New York State nursing license or eligibility.
Minimum of one year experience in an accepted intensive care setting. Most entering students have at least 2-5 years of solid full-time ICU experience.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
They do not accept:
There is no minimum GPA requirement.
Minimum GRE scores:
Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A competitive score is within the top 50th percentile.
For international applicants, a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 600 (written) or 250 (computer version). The exam must be current (no later than two years of your application).
Science Class Prerequisites:
Applications are accepted with prerequisite coursework in progress; all
prerequisites MUST be completed by the start of the program.
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.8 out of 5.0. Ranked 41 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.
Columbia University NY Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2009. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2019. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Columbia University, NY
11.55 % (five year average)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in New York
New York CRNA salaries are lower than the national average and range from $130k-$160k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
There are so many clinical sites. Can I request a permanent site?
“The Columbia University Nurse Anesthesia program has 26 clinical sites in and around New York and New Jersey, including some in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Clinical assignments are based on the need to provide each student with a well-rounded clinical experience.
Some sites are able to offer this range of experience at one
facility. Most students rotate every two months to a different site.
There are some sites that take students for a permanent rotation; which
can be discussed after acceptance.”
Can I work as an RN while I’m in school?
“Classes are held primarily on Mondays and Tuesdays the first year. Clinical starts in late May of the first year in the program. Coursework is intensive but many students find it possible to work several shifts per week before clinical starts.
Once the clinical sequence begins, time commitments in the
operating room and the classroom virtually preclude any opportunity to
work outside of the program.”
Are there any elective anesthesia rotations in specialty areas?
The program currently has affiliations with John Hopkins Medical Center, Schneider's Children's Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center and Danbury Hospital in Connecticut for intensive pediatric rotations. Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland and UMDNJ in Newark, New Jersey offers intensive trauma rotations.
All students are required to have a cardiothoracic and obstetrical anesthesia rotation during their clinical sequence.”
FAQ’s are taken directly from the program’s website.
All information given on this site about Columbia University
NY's Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated January 12th, 2013.*