Georgia Regents University Nursing is the only CRNA school in Georgia.
Georgia Regents University Anesthesia Program
987 St. Sebastian Way, EC5517
Augusta, GA 30912
James I Masiongale, CRNA, MHS, Program Director
ph: (706) 721-9558
fax: (706) 721-8206
CRNA Degree offered
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing), Post-Master's Certificate
28 months/seven semesters, full time
October 1st but early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.
Cost of CRNA School at Medical College of Georgia’s Nursing Anesthesia Program Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2012-2013 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 In-State Tuition: $48,353
*Fees and expenses: $11,259
+ Grand Total: $59,612
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $96,706
*Fees and expenses: $11,259
+Grand Total: $107,965
*Fees and expenses includes lab fees, health insurance and other misc. school fees*
Tuition Calculation: ($7,535 per semester of 12 units or more * 3 semesters = $22,605) + ($628 per unit when student is enrolled in less than 12 units * 41 units = $25,748) = $48,353. Out of State Tuition is exactly double: $48,353 * 2 = $96,706.
+This total does not include out of pocket expenses such as housing and clinical travel. The inclusion of these expenses would add an additional $70,000 to the total. In an attempt to keep costs consistent across schools, I have chosen to omit living and travel expenses from all tuition calculations.
Academic and Clinical Experience
In this front loaded nurse anesthetist program, your first three semesters will include didactic, during which you'll gain experience in the human patient simulation lab.
At Medical College of Georgia, your clinical experience will take place in more than twenty health care sites across Georgia.
At these various clinical sites, you'll administer sedation, regional and general anesthesia to pediatric and adult patients for a wide variety of surgical specialties.
By the time you graduate Medical College of Georgia Nursing Anesthesia Program, you'll have administered 800+ anesthetics during at least 2,000 clinical hours.
CRNA Program Requirements
And/or Masters in Nursing
Current RN license in the U.S. You’ll need a Georgia RN license before enrollment.
Minimum of 1 year full-time critical care RN experience within the past 3 years but at least 2 years of experience is recommended.
They do NOT accept:
Minimum GRE scores:
GRE score of 900 or higher (sum of verbal and quantitative scores)
Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 Internet-based, if applicable.
CRNA Educational Requirements (only one class required)
With a “B” or better within the last 5 years (may be at the undergraduate or graduate level)
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.5 out of 5.0. Ranked 63 out of 107 CRNA programs.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are somewhat bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Medical College of Georgia Nursing Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 06/2006. It was given 6 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 2012. Maximum accreditation possible is 10 years. This negatively reflects on the program’s stability.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Medical College of Georgia Nursing Anesthesia Program
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.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Georgia
Georgia CRNA salaries are below the national average and range from $120k-150k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
*This page was updated February 10th, 2013.