Frances Payne Bolton School
of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University
CRNA Program

The Frances Payne Bolton Nurse Anesthesia Program was ranked #11 in 2011.

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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Program of Nurse Anesthesia
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Contact Information
Sonya Moore, MSN, CRNA, Program Director
ph: (216) 368-5999 
tf: (800) 825-2540
fax: (216) 368-3542

Quick Facts

CRNA Degree offered
MS in Nursing, MSN (Completion)

Program Length
30 months, full time

Credit Hours
42 credit hours

Starting Month

Application Deadline
July 15

Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2014 – 2015 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: $61,085
*Fees and expenses: $3,000
Grand Total: $64,085

*This estimate is provided by and represents the average cost of text books, anesthesia supplies and test fees.

Tuition Calculation: $1,818 per credit hour * 42 hours = $76,356 - 20% discount for nurse anesthesia students = $61,085


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CRNA Program Summary

Are you concerned that Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s 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.

Clinical courses for MSN nurse anesthesia students at FPB provide them with the opportunity to give direct patient care, participate in staff education programs, and identify clinical topics for research.

Students work one-on-one with a clinical preceptor with expertise in nurse anesthesia. They will also take part in administering general and regional anesthesia in persons of all ages. Students will gain extensive experience with:

  • Emergency operations
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics and
  • Neurosurgery

As these are integral components of the clinical practicum.

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Program Requirements

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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.

CRNA Program Requirements

Required Bachelor Degree
Completion of an accredited first professional degree program in nursing. They have different entrance options: RN-MSN (for registered nurses without a BSN)BSN-MSN

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Critical Care:
All applicants must have either two years of recent acute care experience or one year acute care experience with subspecialty certification. Acceptable acute care settings include:

  • Recovery Room
  • Emergency Room
  • Medical ICU
  • Surgical ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU

Minimum GRE scores:
Satisfactory scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

International Students:
TOEFL test (English proficiency test for international students only)

Course Prerequisite
Statistics course equivalent to STAT 201 that includes ANOVA must be completed within 4 years of matriculation.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s CRNA program website

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CRNA School Performance

CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
3.3 out of 5.0. Ranked 11 out of 107 CRNA programs.

*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*

Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/23/2012. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again Spring 2022. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.

Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University CRNA Program

  • First-time test takers: 96% for 5 year program average

Attrition Rate 
8.20% 5 year average

CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates 

CRNA Salaries

An average nurse anesthetist salary in Ohio
Ohio CRNA salaries range from $145k to $170k, which is about the same as the national average.

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.

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*This page was updated July 27th, 2014.*

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