They have recently transitioned to the DNAP Program which is set to begin January 2018!
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia is a Seventh Day Adventist Christian Educational Environment.
MTSA Nurse Anesthetist School
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
315 Hospital Drive
Madison, TN 37115
Chris Hulin, CRNA, MSN, MBA, MS, DNP
Sole Authority Chief Executive Officer
Phone/Fax: (615) 732-7841
Rusty Gentry, DNAP
ph: (615) 732-7664
Pam Nimmo, recruitment coordinator
ph: (615) 732-7662
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
36 months, full-time
126 semester hours
You must apply through NursingCAS and the application opens on March 1st.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.
Tuition is calculated at the class of 2015-2017 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: $71,920
*Fees and expenses: $18,140
Grand Total: $90,060
*This includes the cost of books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
**MTSA incorporates a Senior elective clinical experience during the final three months of the program, in which each student must participate. The cost for this clinical experience is included in the tuition fee schedule.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia 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 first semester is completed entirely online. After that, students will be expected to reside in Tennessee, near the school, for classes on campus.
Semester two will begin in May and all classes are mandatory and held on campus. You will be in the classroom or Simulation lab Monday through Thursday.
Semester three is when you will begin clinicals on an every other morning basis. You will continue with course work Monday through Thursday during semesters three through five as well as having clinical hours assigned.
Semesters six through nine will consist of clinicals every day, as assigned. During this time, you will also complete your Doctoral Scholarly Project.
CRNA Program Requirements
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or related Science (if not in Nursing, must have additional 15 semester hours of biophysical sciences above nursing degree.)
Current Nursing License
A minimum of one year experience beyond orientation in an adult critical care area as a Registered Nurse within the last three years. This experience must be completed by the time of enrollment (not by the time of the interview).
Highest priority is given to applicants who have the most recent work in high acuity, large hospital ICU/CCU settings where a broad base of invasive hemodynamic monitoring experience, management of ventilated patients, and administration of frequently-titrated vasoactive drugs in the care of adult patients are likely.
Examples of acceptable critical care experience include:
- Surgical ICU
- Neuro ICU
- Cardio Vascular ICU
- Coronary Care Unit
- Trauma ICU
A mix of neonatal/pediatric and adult ICU experience may be accepted; however, as most patients cared for in the anesthesia educational program are adults, adult ICU experience is expected.
ER experience will only be considered if the candidate can demonstrate they frequently cares for a patient for an extended period of each shift with invasive monitors in this setting.
New RN graduates (graduation in the past year) who are currently working in critical care positions, and who will have met the one year of experience requirement (excluding orientation periods) prior to actual enrollment, are welcome to apply.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and cumulative science degree of 3.0. The average cumulative GPA of accepted applicants is 3.4.
Minimum GRE scores:
GRE is required but there is not a minimum GRE score requirement. The GRE is not required if you have a previous Masters or Doctoral Degree.
International Students: All students must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States.If your transcripts are from another country, you will need to have them evaluated by W. E. S. prior to application.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- CCRN is recommended
Prior to enrollment, you must have completed:
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- One semester of Chemistry covering basic, biochemistry and organic.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 64 for the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2008. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2018. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
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.
- First-time test takers: 77% (Class of 2015)
1.4% (Class of 2016)
CRNA Employment Rate
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Tennessee
Tennessee CRNA salaries average around $143k but with the low-cost of living, the adjusted salary is $159k.
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
What is the commute time to clinical sites?
MTSA has 15 or more clinical sites. The first year clinical sites are within one hour of the school.
What does the average student look like?
The average MTSA student is 30 years old with 2-3 years experience in the ICU. The average GPA and Science GPA that is accepted is 3.4. The average GRE for both Verbal and Quantitative is 150+ and the Analytic score at 3.5+
What can I do to go above and beyond expectations?
Take additional upper-level science classes, gain high acuity experience, and get your CCRN certification.
Vacation breaks are scheduled each semester and typically students get a two-week semester break from classes at the end of each semester, with a five-day vacation break from clinicals within these end of semester breaks. Students also get a one-week mid-semester break during semesters 1 through 5.
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
MTSA expects that students’ scheduled hours at any given site should not exceed an average of 64 hours per week in a four-week period.
Is the tuition higher for out-of-state applicants?
No. Everyone pays the same tuition.
Can I work while I’m in the program?
Part-time employment by a student is permissible only if prior approval has been obtained from the Dean. Note that students cannot be employed as nurse anesthetists during the program.
All information given on this site about Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website. To find details about every question you may possibly have, view their handbook.
*This page was updated August 20th, 2017.*
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