CRNA Schools by State

You've decided to become a CRNA. Congratulations. Now the trick is in finding the right CRNA school.

Should be easy, right?

Wrong.

You'll be surprised when you find out how much each school differs - in requirements, price, and quality of education.

I've heard from too many disappointed SRNAs to believe otherwise. Best case scenario? You get lucky and end up in an excellent school.

Worse case? Well... you could end up in a program that is too demanding and end up failing out...

or end up in a program with disorganized or inadequate clinical experience.

Or in a clinical environment where CRNAs can't push their own meds or are highly restricted - in which case, you won't learn what you need to learn to be an autonomous, confident CRNA.

Just know that the closest school may not be the best school for you.

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Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Iowa

Illinois

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Washington DC

West Virginia

Wisconsin

All other states

Alabama

There are two CRNA schools in Alabama with one distance learning option.

Samford University

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Texas Wesleyan University, A distance learning option is available at a clinical site in Mobile, Alabama. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of the program.

Arkansas

Arkansas State University Jonesboro

*Texas Wesleyan University, A distance learning option is available at clinical sites in Little Rock and Jonesboro, Arkansas. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first semester of the nurse anesthetist program.

Colorado

Sumner College of Health Sciences - it looks like this 100% online CRNA program didn't materialize. 

*Texas Wesleyan University, A distance learning option is available at a clinical site in Denver, Colorado. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first semester of the nurse anesthetist program.

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Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University & Hospital of Saint Raphael

Fairfield University & Bridgeport Hospital

Hartford Anesthesiology Associates

New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia & Central Connecticut State University - they closed in 2012 and are no longer accepting students

Quinnipiac University - New School!

Delaware

Though there are no CRNA Schools in Delaware, as a resident, you can take advantage of the Academic Common Market (ACM), allowing you to pay in state tuition rates for CRNA programs in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Florida

There are nine CRNA schools in Florida and one distance learning option.

Adventist University of Health Sciences(formerly FHCHS)

Barry University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida International University

Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia & Bay Medical Center will not be accepting class in 2013. They are hoping to commence a new class next year.

University of Miami

University of North Florida

University of South Florida

Wolford College

*Texas Wesleyan University, A distance learning option is available at a clinical site in Tallahassee, Florida. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of the nurse anesthetist program.

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Kansas

Newman University 

University of Kansas Medical Center 

*Texas Wesleyan University, A distance learning option is available at a clinical site in Topeka, Kansas. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of the program.

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Kentucky

Murray State University & Baptist Health

*Texas Wesleyan University, A distance learning option is available at clinical sites in Edgewood and Louisville, Kentucky. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of the program.

Louisiana

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Our Lady of the Lake College

*Texas Wesleyan University, A distance learning option is available at clinical sites in Shreveport and West Monroe, Louisiana. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of the program.

Maryland

CRNA programs in Maryland

Navy Nurse Anesthesia (No longer Accredited)

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/ Military Nurse Anesthesia Program is no longer accepting applications to their MSN program because it has transitioned to DNP.

University of Maryland

Mississippi

*The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, A distance learning option is available at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. This option requires you to be in Chattanooga, TN for the first three months of the program.

University of Southern Mississippi - This program opened recently. 

North Dakota

University of North Dakota

*Texas Wesleyan University, A distance learning option is available at a clinical site in Bismarck, North Dakota. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of the program.

Ohio

There are seven CRNA programs in Ohio and one distance learning option.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation & Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University 

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University

Lourdes University

Otterbein University & Grant Medical Center

University of Akron

University of Cincinnati

Youngstown State University & Bitonte College of Health Sciences (BCHHS)

*Texas Wesleyan University, A distance learning option is available at clinical sites in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of the program.

Oklahoma

Though there are no CRNA Schools in Oklahoma. As a state resident, you can take advantage of the Academic Common Market (ACM), allowing you to pay in state tuition rates for CRNA programs in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

All Other States

There are currently no CRNA schools in the following states: 

Alaska
*Delaware
Hawaii
Idaho 
Indiana
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
*Oklahoma
Vermont
Wyoming 

*Residents of these states may pay in state tuition for CRNA Schools that are in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. This is part of the Academic Common Market (ACM) program.

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