Loma Linda University’s new CRNA Program will appeal to West Coast applicants… now there are FIVE CRNA schools in CA!
LLU School of Nursing
11262 Campus Street
Loma Linda, California 92350
Shea Rendle, Administrative Assistant
ph.: (909) 558-1000 ext. 45672
Kurt Cao, CRNA, MSNA, Program Administrator
Fax: (909) 558-0719
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science
30 months, full time
88 quarter units
Application period is from October 1 - February 1. Priority admission deadline is December 1.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Loma Linda University.
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: $83,600
Fees and expenses: $7,720
Grand Total: $91,320
Calculation of tuition: $950 per unit * 88 units = $83,600
Fees: $702 quarterly fee * 10 quarters = $7,020 + textbooks and AANA membership fee
When did this program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Loma Linda University’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.
The nurse anesthesia program consists of a didactically front-loaded 30-month graduate curriculum.
The first 12 months are comprised of instruction in advanced pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology as well as principles of anesthesia and core graduate nursing courses.
Intensive skills lab sessions and medical simulation experiences are also incorporated via Loma Linda University’s Medical Simulation Center.
The final 18 months consist of full-time clinical practicum experiences, providing students the opportunity to synthesize knowledge into clinical practice.
Located across the street from the School of Nursing, the Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) is an approximately 900 bed tertiary-care teaching hospital.
The Medical Center is the site for many of the clinical experiences, internships, and educational opportunities available to students at Loma Linda University.
Clinical rotations at LLU also include the Children’s Hospital, Medical Center East Campus, Heart and Surgical Hospital, and the Outpatient Surgical Center.
As a level one regional trauma and health care center, Loma Linda University Medical Center operates some of the largest clinical programs in the United States.
For clinical enrichment, students will rotate at several other local medical centers.
For the enhancement of student learning, courses combine both classroom interaction and online learning.
Looking for something specific? Find CRNA schools categorized by their unique requirements.
RN licensure; RN in California before clinical courses
Minimum 1 year, full-time adult critical care RN experience (in the U.S.) at time of matriculation (excluding orientation). Experience is evaluated on an individual basis.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for science prerequisites
GRE is not required.
International applicants must submit a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
This Nurse Anesthesia Program received a score of less than 2.0 out of 5.0 and is considered “less than adequate” by US News and World Report. It received no rank.
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Loma Linda University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program received initial accreditation in January 2011. It was given 6 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 5/2017. It did not receive the maximum of 10 years because it is a new program.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in California
California CRNA salaries are among the highest in the US, mostly because of the higher cost of living. CRNA Salaries range from $150,000 to $200,000.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Due to the rigorous nature of the nurse anesthesia program, employment is discouraged. To promote patient safety and student well being, the student is not permitted to work within eight hours of the start of a clinical shift. The program forbids the employment of students as nurse anesthetists by title or function while enrolled in the program.
If I am accepted into the program, will I be required to make a deposit to hold my position?
Yes. The deposit is $1,000 which will go towards your tuition.
All information given on this site about Loma Linda
University's Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their
*This page was updated August 7th, 2012.*