School of Anesthesia
201 State Street
Erie, PA 16550
Levi C. Black, CRNA, DNP, Program Director
Phyllis J. Machacek, Administrative Assistant
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Certificate
28 months, full time
48 semester hours
May 1st is the deadline each year.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Hamot Medical Center.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2015-2016 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: $43,680
*Fees and expenses: $8,062
Grand Total: $51,742
*This includes a matriculation fee of $1,500, book costs estimate, AANA Association membership, National Certification Examination fee, clinical fees, student health fee, graduation fee, and assorted other expenses.
History of Hamot Medical Center School of Anesthesia
The CRNA school was founded in 1965.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Hamot Medical Center School of Anesthesia 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.
At this an integrated CRNA school, you’ll begin clinical experience in your second semester. Your course work will gradually diminish throughout the program as your clinical hours increase. The program culminates in a research thesis.
There are five clinical affiliate sites: Four in Pennsylvania (Erie, Punxsutawney, Russell and Warren), one in Dunkirk, New York.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Hamot Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia School compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
An earned bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing.
A current RN license
Must have a minimum two years recent, full-time critical care experience prior to interviews. The applicant’s critical care experience must demonstrate management of the acutely ill patient with invasive hemodynamic monitoring, ventilatory care, and pharmacologic intervention.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- CTICU (Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit) preferred
- SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit) preferred
- ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
- Neonatal ICU
- PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) if obtained in a unit where open heart, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, or neuro patients recover before admission to a SICU
- Emergency Department if obtained in a large trauma center
A minimum 3.0 on the last 60 units of undergraduate nursing studies, and on all undergraduate math and science courses.
Minimum GRE scores:
Minimum GRE score of 900
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- *CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse)
*Recommended, not required
Course Prerequisites – with a grade of B or better:
- Intro to Statistics course
- Undergraduate nursing research course
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.8 out of 5.0. Ranked 41 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.
Hamot Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia School Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2011. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again May 2021. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Hamot Medical Center
Please note: It is extremely rare for a student at any CRNA school to not eventually pass the exam. Most students who don’t pass the first time pass the second. Very rarely does a person ever take it a third time. This statistic only measures how well the program prepares students to pass the test the first time around.
- First-time test takers: 70% (2015)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania CRNA salaries are a little lower than the national average and range from $130k to $150k.
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.
All information given on this site about Hamot Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia School was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated January 30, 2016.*
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