Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is one of two CRNA schools in New Jersey.
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Drexel University
Nurse Anesthesia Program
1600 Haddon Avenue
Pavilion 3rd Floor
Camden, NJ 08103
Alice Jurski EdD, APN-A, CRNA
DNP, APN-A, CRNA
Assistant Program Director
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing with the Specialty of Anesthesia, Post-Master’s Certificate in Anesthesia (entry to CRNA)
27 months, full time
94 quarter credits
All materials/applications must be received between April 1st with an August 1st deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The program welcomes applications or inquiries twelve months a year.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Our Lady of Lourdes Health System.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2017 rate. Tuition at most schools increases each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is slightly higher than what is shown here.
Cost of Tuition: $88,830
*Fees and expenses: $4,825
Grand Total: $93,655
*This includes the cost of books, application fee, seat deposit, memberships, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
The Lourdes NAP interviews for 15-25 seats per class.
Are you concerned that Our Lady of Lourdes Health System NAP 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.
OLLMC offers an integrated program, with clinical practicum beginning in the second semester. This allows you to practice your skills early on, giving you a context in which to place your didactic education. The didactic classes are conducted through Drexel University.
“The OLLMC campus is the main principal [clinical] site and provides the students with all required components of clinical training which includes open heart, major vascular, major GI, organ transportation, robotic procedures, and high-risk obstetrics. Students will gain experiences in anesthetic management situations not offered at the primary clinical sites by attending off-campus rotations. There are no anesthesia residents at any clinical site utilized by the program.”
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from an accredited program.
Licensure or eligibility for licensure as an RN in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.
A minimum of two years of current clinical critical care nursing experience. All critical care experience must be as an RN.
Emphasis is placed on knowledge of:
- invasive hemodynamic monitoring
- pharmacological management of vasoactive drugs
- ventilator management
The preferred acute care areas are (in order of preference):
- CVU (Cardiovascular/Cardiothoracic unit- Postoperative cardiac patients)
- CCU (Critical Coronary/Cardiac Care)
- SICU (Surgical Intensive Care)
- MICU (Medical Intensive Care)
- NICU ( Neurological Intensive Care)
- PICU/NICU (Pediatric or Neonatal Intensive Care)
- High Acuity Emergency Room (university hospital) may be considered provided that they can demonstrate competence in managing unstable patients, invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
Applicants, whose primary experience is in the Emergency Room, Interventional Radiology, and PACU, have also been accepted, provided that applicant can demonstrate familiarity with invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0). Science courses are very important.
Minimum GRE scores:
GREs are NOT required
Graduates of foreign schools must also have satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
International students must submit an official copy of the World Education Service (WES) transcripts with the admission application.
International students applying to the program are NOT eligible for an F-1 or J-1 visa to attend the program. International students must have legal residence via TN visa, family sponsorship, or green card/permanent legal resident card.
- Statistics: include descriptive and inferential methods
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 69 in the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Our Lady of Lourdes Health System 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
93% (Class of 2016)
0% (Class of 2016)
92.8% (Class of 2016)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in New Jersey
New Jersey CRNA salaries are slightly above the national average around $185k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $173,129 (according to a 2016 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
The average number of hours students must commit to the program is 64 hours per week. This includes classroom and clinical hours (clinical shifts include evenings, nights, and weekends). Study time is NOT included in the 70 hours time frame.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Students are strongly encouraged NOT to work while enrolled in the program.
All information given on this site about Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
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*This page was updated December 17th, 2017.*
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