Fairfield University is one of three CRNA schools in Connecticut.
Fairfield University Ct. and Bridgeport Hospital
Nurse Anesthesia Program
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Nancy A Moriber, PhD, CRNA, APRN, Track Coordinator
ph: (203) 254-4000 ext, 3445
Bridgeport Hospital ph: (203) 384-3054
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
36 months, full time
75 semester hours
Fairfield university ct review admissions on a rolling basis.
Cost of CRNA School at Fairfield University Ct. and Bridgeport Hospital 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: $67,500
Fees and expenses: $3,700
Grand Total: $71,200
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As a DNP student at Fairfield University, you'll be encouraged to
achieve the highest level of advanced clinical nursing practice possible
through course work, seminars, and tutorials as well as clinical
experiences, immersion opportunities, and a required practice
dissertation. As with all education at Fairfield, yours will be
rigorous, experiential, and inspirational. You'll be expected to develop
a broad and thorough understanding of the:
A DNP education also offers:
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BSN applicants for the DNP at Fairfield must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent).
RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the DNP program; however, RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree are not eligible for the Nurse Anesthesia track.
RN license to practice in the US at the time of application, a Connecticut RN license will be required upon admission.
1 year RN critical care experience. Acceptable critical care experience includes:
If the institution is a level one-trauma center, the following experience is usually accepted:
The following experience is NOT accepted
Cumulative undergraduate 3.0, Science GPA of 3.0
MSN applicants for the DNP are required to have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher
Minimum GRE scores:
Analytical Writing score of 4 or better. Composite scores will be reviewed in relation to the application overall.
All international students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based test or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) are strongly recommended for admission to the graduate school.
CRNA Educational Requirements
*Please note: these websites are both describing the same program, and have basically the same information.
CRNA School Performance
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.
Fairfield University Ct. and Bridgeport Hospital’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2010. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2020. 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)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply to the MSN to DNP program?
Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Midwives,
Nurse Anesthetists or individuals with an MSN in Administration or
Healthcare Management are eligible to apply for the post MSN to DNP
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Due to the heavy time commitment, the program discourages student employment.
What is the difference between the DNP and the MSN?
The DNP is the preferred degree for advanced practice nursing
(AACN, 2004). While programs are still available at the master's level,
the DNP is expected to become the standard in the nursing practice.
All information was was taken from Fairfield University CT's CRNA Program website.
*This page was updated November 11th, 2012*