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 with two programs in Alabama with one distance learning option with four programs.

Samford University: MSN

University of Alabama at Birmingham: MSN

Texas Wesleyan University: MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  This is a distance learning option that is available at a clinical site in Mobile, Alabama. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for 2 weeks each semester plus one 4 day summer weekend.

Arizona

There is one school with one program offered in Arizona.

Midwestern University: MSNA

Arkansas

There is one school with one programs and one distance learning option with two locations with four programs in Arkansas.

Arkansas State University Jonesboro: MSN

Texas Wesleyan University: MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  This is a distance learning option that is available at a clinical site in Little Rock and Jonesboro, Arkansas. These options require you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the fall semester plus one 4 day summer weekend.

California

There are five schools with five programs and one pending program in California.

California State University Fullerton/ Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia: MSNA

Loma Linda University: MS

National University - Fresno: MSNA

Samuel Merritt University: MSN

University of Southern California: MSNA, DNP (projected to begin August 2016 pending University and Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs approval).

Colorado

There is one distanct learning program with four programs in Colorado.


Texas Wesleyan University: MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  This is a distance learning option that is available at a clinical site in Denver, Colorado. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for 2 weeks each semester plus one 4 day summer weekend.

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Connecticut

There are four schools with four programs in Connecticut.

Central Connecticut State University & Hospital of Saint Raphael: MS in Biological Sciences: Anesthesia

Fairfield University & Bridgeport Hospital: DNP

Hartford Anesthesiology Associates: MS in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Anesthesia from Central Connecticut State University.

Quinnipiac University - New School!: DNP

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 with 10 programs and one distance learning option with four programs.

Adventist University of Health Sciences(formerly FHCHS): MSNA

Barry University: MSA

Florida Gulf Coast University: MSN

Florida International University: MSN

Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia & Bay Medical Center: MSNA

University of Miami: DNP

University of North Florida: DNP

University of South Florida: MS

Wolford College: MSNA, DNAP

Texas Wesleyan University: MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  This is a distance learning option that is available at a clinical site in Tallahassee, Florida. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for 2 weeks each semester plus one 4 day summer weekend.

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Georgia

There is one school with one program located in Georgia.

Georgia Regents University: MSN

Illinois

There are six school (two working in collaboration) with five programs located in Illinois.

NorthShore University & DePaul University: DNP

Millikin University & Decatur Memorial Hospital: DNP

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine: MSNA 

Rush University: DNP

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: DNP NA

Iowa

There is one school with one program in Iowa.

University of Iowa: DNP

Kansas

There are two schools with two programs along with one distance learning school offering four programs with two locations.

Newman University: MSNA 

University of Kansas Medical Center: DNP 

Texas Wesleyan University & Stormant Vail HealthCare MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  This is a distance learning option that is available at a clinical site in Topeka, Kansas. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for 2 weeks each semester plus one 4 day summer weekend.

Texas Wesleyan University & Wesley Medical Center: MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  This is a distance learning option that is available at a clinical site in Witchita, Kansas. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the Fall semester plus one 4 day summer weekend.

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Kentucky

There is one school and two programs along with one distance learning option with four programs in Kentucky.

Murray State University & Baptist Health: MSN, DNP

Texas Wesleyan University & Saint Elizabeth Medical Center: MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  This is a distance learning option that is available at a clinical site in Edgewood, Kentucky. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for 2 weeks each semester plus one 4 day summer weekend. 

Louisiana

There are two schools with three programs and three distance learning options with four programs within the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center: DNP

Our Lady of the Lake College: MSNA, DNP-NA

Texas Wesleyan University & Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital: MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  This is a distance learning option that is available at a clinical site in Alexandria, Louisiana. This option requires you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the Fall semester plus one 4 day summer weekend.

Texas Wesleyan University & Glenwood Regional Medical Center & LSU Medical Center: MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  A distance learning option is available at clinical sites in West Monroe and Shreveport, Louisiana. These options require you to be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of each semester plus one 4 day summer weekend. 

Maine

There is one school with one program located in Maine.

University of New England: MSNA

Maryland

There are two schools with two CRNA programs in Maryland

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/ Military Nurse Anesthesia Program: DNP

University of Maryland: DNP 

Massachusetts

There are two schools with three programs to choose from in Massachusetts.

Boston College: MSN

Northeastern University: MS, CAGS

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Minnesota

There are four schools with five programs within Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine: MNA, DNAP

Minneapolis School of Anesthesia: MSNA

Saint Mary University of Minnesota: MSNA

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities: DNP

Mississippi

Two schools with two programs located in Mississippi.

*The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: MSN, 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: DNP, new program 

Nebraska

There are two schools and two programs within the state of Nebraska.

Bryan College of Health Science: DNAP

Clarkson College: MSN

New Jersey

Two schools with two programs within the state of New Jersey.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center: MSN

Rutgers School of Nursing (formerly UMDNJ): MSN, this program will be changing to a DNP pending COA approval October 2014.  First cohort will begin May 2015.

North Dakota

There is one school with one program and one distance learning option with four programs located in North Dakota.

University of North Dakota: MS

*Texas Wesleyan University & Alexius Medical Center: MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  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 each semester plus one 4 day summer weekend. 

Ohio

There are seven schools with seven CRNA programs in Ohio and one distance learning option with three locations and four programs.

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

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University: MSN

Lourdes University: MSN

Otterbein University & Grant Medical Center: MSN

University of Akron: MSN

University of Cincinnati: MSN

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

Texas Wesleyan University & Bethesda North Hospital or Good Samaritan Hospital:  MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  A distance learning option is available at clinical sites in Cincinatti, Ohio. These options require you to complete Phase I in Edgewood, KY and be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of each semester plus one 4 day summer weekend.  You will also have rotations in Edgewood, KY. 

Texas Wesleyan University & Miami Valley Hospital:MSNA, MHS, DNAP, and NAE.  A distance learning option is available at a clinical site in Dayton, Ohio. This option requires you be in Fort Worth, Texas for the first 2 weeks of each semester plus one 4 day summer weekend.  

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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