Fairfield University is one of four 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
Cost of Tuition: $75,000
*Fees and expenses: $3,460
Grand Total: $78,460
*This includes the cost of books, application fee and hospital/lab fees.
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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:
- Scientific and ethical foundations of reflective practice
- Environmental, social, economic, political, and regulatory forces that affect the delivery of quality healthcare and shape public debate
- Translation of research into practice by designing and evaluating innovations in care to improve the health status of individuals, families, and populations
A DNP education also offers:
- The ability to appraise and apply scientific evidence to improve practice
- The capacity to use a cross-population perspective to assess, manage, and evaluate common problems
- A terminal degree in an advanced clinical specialty practice
- Parity with the educational preparation of advanced practitioners in other health professions
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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 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:
- Surgical ICU
- Cardio-Thoracic ICU
- Medical ICU
- Critical Care Unit
- Neonatal ICU
- Pediatric ICU
The following experience is reviewed on a case by case basis:
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit
- Neurosurgical ICU
The following experience is NOT accepted
- Step-down units
- Emergency Room
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.
- BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
CRNA Educational Requirements
- Biology – 2 semesters
- Chemistry – at least 1 semester
- Microbiology – 1 semester
- College Math – 1 semester
- Physics – strongly recommended
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.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Alabama Fairfield University Ct. & Bridgeport Hospital
- First-time test takers: 100%
- National average (2008): 89.9%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
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)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from: $110,000-$130,000.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 March 23rd, 2015.*
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