Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
130 S. 9th Street, Suite 735
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Marian Feil, Program Director
Tina Heuges, Admissions Counselor
General Admission questions:
CRNA Degree offered
92 credit hours
June 1, this deadline is when the completed application needs to be received. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so make sure to apply early.
Number of Applicants
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Jefferson School of Nursing.
Tuition is calculated at the 2016-2017 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: $103,868
**Fees and expenses: $6,920
Grand Total: $110,788
*Tuition calculated based on the fee schedule information of full-time attendance for the first year, per credit hour tuition calculation for the second and third year.
**This includes the estimated cost of books, supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Jefferson School of Nursing’s CRNA 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 CRNA Program at Jefferson School of Nursing is integrated, meaning that it incorporates clinical experience into the academic load. The academic load is based on three cores: a nursing core that includes a research component, an anesthesia core and a clinical core.
Looking for something specific? Find CRNA schools categorized by their unique requirements.
Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Thomas Jefferson School of Nursing compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
BSN, MSN or Nurse Doctorate (ND) from an accredited school
Current licensure as a registered nurse, once accepted you will need PA, DE, and NJ licenses.
A minimum of one year experience in a critical care setting (2 or more years preferred).
Jefferson School of Nursing’s CRNA program is most interested in a varied experience portfolio.
Minimum GPA of 3.2 on a scale of 4.0. Applicants who have earned an undergraduate below a GPA of 3.2 required to present GRE test results.
Minimum GRE scores:
Applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.2 must present competitive scores on the GRE.
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation)
- Nursing Research
- Physical Assessment
All international students and U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English language proficiency as one of the conditions for admission to Jefferson. Jefferson School of Nursing will accept any one of the following items to satisfy the proficiency requirement:
- Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an overall score of at least 87 and individual section scores as follows: Writing – 21, Speaking – 23, Reading – 21 and Listening – 22.
- Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university.
- State licensure in nursing
- Native English speaker from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa or United Kingdom.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.6 out of 5.0. Ranked 55 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.
Jefferson School of Nursing Certified Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2009. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2019. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
First Time Pass Rate
78% (Class of 2016)
11.5% (Class of 2016)
96% (Class of 2016)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania CRNA salaries are slightly lower than the national average and range from $130k-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 Jefferson School of Nursing’s Certified Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated February 23rd, 2017.*
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