The New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia is closing. You may contact the CRNA Program Director Joan Dobbins, at 860-904-0320 for more information.
New Britain CRNA School is one of only three CRNA schools in Connecticut.
Ct New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia
& Central Connecticut State University
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06052
Joan H Dobbins, CRNA, MS, APRN, Program Director
Greg Fauteux, MD, Medical Director
ph: (860) 224-5612
fax: (860) 826-4992
CRNA Degree (s) offered
Master of Science Degree in Biological Sciences: Anesthesia
29 Months, Full Time
In the Fall of 2012 The New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia shall be accepting their last class. As they will be transitioning to a University Based Doctoral level program.
This is a time consuming process and the school is prohibited
from accepting further applicants until accreditation is complete.
Should you have any questions or concerns please email or call the school director.
Applications are not being accepted.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at CT New Britain
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 $13,344
*Fees and expenses: $11,875
Grand Total: $25,219
New England Resident Tuition: $16,250
*Fees and expenses: $$11,875
Grand Total: $28,125
Cost of Out of State Tuition:$24,028
*Fees and expenses: $$11,875
Grand Total: $35,903
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
*Proof of one year of residency in Connecticut is required to pay the lower tuition.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the CT New Britain 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 first 12 months (didactic phase) are spent at the
CCSU campus, five minutes from the primary clinical site, with program
offices located at Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus.
During this time, you will be enrolled full-time at CCSU for the
Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters.
The following 17 months (clinical phase) are spent at their four clinical sites:
An average of 750 cases and 2560 hours are completed. During the
first seven months of the clinical phase there is a full didactic class
day each week. For the remaining ten months, there is one class day
per month. There are scheduled clinical conferences and classes
throughout the program.
As a student here, you will also participate in simulation training in Anesthesia Crisis Management at the state-of the-art Simulation Center at Hartford Hospital.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing or other appropriate Baccalaureate degree
Current RN license in one of the fifty states. Note: you must obtain a Connecticut RN license in order to begin the clinical phase.
Minimum of two years of nursing experience in a critical care setting such as:
Critical Care is defined as regular hands-on care of patients with:
Minimum GRE scores:
MAT is also not required.
CRNA Educational Requirements must be completed with a B or better
* pre-requisite science classes that are greater than 7-10 years old must be supplemented with refresher courses at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.5 out of 5.0. Ranked 63 out of 107 CRNA programs.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are somewhat bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Ct New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia was last reviewed May, 2011. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again in May, 2021. This shows that the program is very stable.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Connecticut
Connecticut CRNA salaries tend to be slightly below the national average and fluctuate around the $130k-150k range.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
The average time commitment, including clinical experience, classroom hours and preparation is approximately 60 - 70 hours per week.
What are my “on call” obligations?
There are no required holiday or over-night call rotations.
Can I work while I’m in Ct New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia?
Due to the heavy demands of the program on students' time and energy, outside employment is allowed, but not encouraged.
During the clinical phase, no more than sixteen hours of outside
employment per week is allowed. Also, night shift-work prior to a
scheduled clinical day is not permitted. No student may work in the
provision of anesthesia services.
What are my research options at Ct New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia?
Option A-Thesis and Option B-Oral Comprehensive Exam.
The thesis can be started at any point and must be
completed in order to graduate from the program as well as be awarded
the Master's degree. The thesis may entail clinical research,
laboratory research or comprehensive literature review in a subject
pertaining to the field of nurse anesthesia.
The oral comprehensive exam option includes a clinical
seminar/case study presentation (BIO-590 Clinical Seminar) presented in
the first fall semester of the clinical phase and an oral-comprehensive
exam taken in the late summer of the second clinical year.
How many vacation days am I given?
During the didactic phase, students follow the calendar and policies of CCSU as stated in the graduate catalog. Students will observe all holidays and have vacation time during the month of August and during semester breaks in December/January and March.
During the clinical phase, students are entitled to six
hospital holidays. Students are also entitled to twenty days during the
clinical phase to be used as vacation or sick time. For an illness
lasting more than one week, the student may need to take a leave of
absence. Clinical time is usually 6 am to 4 pm, with a rotating call
schedule of 3 pm - 11 pm. No holidays are required. Some Saturdays may
All information given on this site about Ct New Britain's Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated May 15th, 2013.*