Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
with Central Connecticut State University
School of Nurse Anesthesia
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Mark A Foster, CRNA, MA, CRNA Program Director
ph: (401) 729-2485
fax: (401) 729-3476
CRNA Degree offered
MS Biological Sciences: Anesthesia
29 months, full time
31 or 33 semester credits, depending on whether or not the thesis option is chosen.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.
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 In State Tuition:$25,000
*Fees and expenses: $3,070
Grand Total: $28,070
*This is an estimate of the cost of text books, membership & licensing fees, and other necessary supplies. Estimate is provided by all-crna-schools.com.
- Medical & Dental Benefits for FREE for the 29 months you are in the program.
- Liability insurance
- Stipend of $100 per week during the 17 months of clinical (Approximately $7,140)
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island’s Nurse Anesthesia Program won’t give you the specific experiences or training you need to be a successful CRNA? Learn whatstandards 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.
In this front-loaded CRNA program, you’ll spend your first year at the university campus in New Britain, CT, completing course work.
You’ll spend the remainder of the program at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI), completing your clinical phase. You’ll start off with a one-month orientation period and then spend the remainder of phase II gaining experience in MHRI, clinical affiliate sites as well as receiving didactic instruction from Faculty CRNA’s.
In the clinical setting, you’ll be assigned your own patients and be expected to organize, administer and manage anesthesia while under structured supervision and guidance. You’ll gain your clinical experience in the main operating room, outpatient surgery, post anesthesia care unit (PACU), obstetrics, and pulmonary function laboratory. You will rotate to affiliate clinical sites for neuro anesthesia and open heart experiences.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
BSN or graduation from an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing with a BS or BA in the biophysical sciences.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN); valid RN license in the state of Rhode Island (required prior to Phase II). A Massachusetts RN license required prior to off-site rotations.
Minimum of one year critical care nursing. In order to apply, you must be an independent decision maker capable of using and interpreting advanced monitoring techniques.
Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75, with a GPA of 2.75 in the biophysical sciences.
Minimum GRE scores:
Graduate Record Exam is recommended but not required.
Transcripts from your schools of nursing, and any college courses. Please have any foreign school transcripts evaluated by, Inc., WES.
Certifications to be kept current throughout the program:
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) (you are required to obtain this certification before graduation)
- *2 courses in Chemistry
- 1 microbiology course
- *1 physiology course
1 chemistry and 1 physiology must be less than ten years old as of application deadline.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.3 out of 5.0. Ranked 88 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.
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed May 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.
First time test takers: 68% (Class of 2015)
11% (Class of 2015)
100% (Class of 2015)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Rhode Island
Rhode Island CRNA salaries are a little lower than the national average and range from $120k to $145k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $166,833 (according to a 2010 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
During Phase 1 (the academic portion), you’ll be on Central Connecticut State University’s academic calendar and will enjoy all of the university student holidays and vacations.
During Phase 2 (the last 17 months of the CRNA program), you’ll have a maximum of 20 days off.
When you have finished the orientation period, you will be assigned to a rotating call schedule for emergency experience. You’ll have access to a call room when you’re on a 24 hour call.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Limited outside employment is allowed.
All information given on this site about Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated January 30th, 2017.*
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