Midwestern University Glendale's Nurse Anesthesia Program is the only CRNA program in Arizona. Program strengths include a variety of clinical sites and an anesthesia simulation laboratory.
Nurse Anesthesia Program
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308-6813
Shari Burns, CRNA, Ed.D. – Program Director
ph: (623) 572-3760
fax: (623) 572-3227
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
27 months, full time
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Midwestern University Glendale.
Tuition is calculated at the 2012-2013 rates. Historically, tuition has increased between 4% and 7% annually.
Cost of Tuition: $78,932
Fees and expenses: $4,950
Grand Total: $83,882
Tuition Calculation: Annual tuition cost of $35,081 * 2.25 years = $78,932. Fees: $1242 (student services fee of $552 per year * 2.25) + an estimated $3,700 for textbooks and supplies. Tuition and fees derived from the university website.
Number of Applicants
Transfer students from other CRNA programs may be accepted.
During the course of this 27 month program, you can expect to spend between 45-52 hours per week engaged in classroom or clinical activities.
The MWU Nurse Anesthesia Program consists of two phases. The first phase
(4 quarters) will give you will a strong foundation in the basic
sciences, and will teach you all aspects of anesthesia equipment and
The second phase (5 quarters) encompasses the clinical practicum
and a research-based project related to anesthesia. The clinical phase
begins in the summer of the second year of the program will give the
necessary hands-on experience to prepare you for a variety of practice
settings. This experience includes the use of their anesthesia simulation laboratory.
All students will be considered for rotation to clinical sites
in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Montana, South Dakota, and Texas. You may be assigned to
rotations in any combination of these states to ensure the best quality
set of clinical rotations. You’ll need to make your own arrangements for
transportation to and lodging at these clinical sites.
The diverse clinical sites will provide you with a broad scope of experiences in rural, urban, and suburban hospitals, as well as specialty rotations in cardiac surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics.
CRNA Program Requirements
RN licensure in the United States or its territories
Minimum of two years of critical care registered nursing experience by the application deadline. Acceptable critical care experience includes:
Experience should include management of mechanical ventilation, invasive monitoring, and vasoactive medication infusions.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Minimum science GPA of 3.0. The courses
included in the calculation of the science GPA include anatomy,
physiology, pharmacology, chemistry, physics, and microbiology.
The TOEFL is not required. International applicants must complete at least 30 semester hours of coursework from an accredited university in the United States or from a Canadian institution that uses English as the primary language of instruction.
Applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework prior to application with a grade of C or better.
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.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are somewhat bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Midwestern University Glendale Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in November 2011. The program was awarded a 10 year accreditation and will be reviewed again in October 2021. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Midwestern University Glendale
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Arizona
Arizona CRNA salaries tend to be below the national average and range from $100,000 - $130,000.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
*If you have additional questions you would like answered about
Midwestern University Glendale’s Nurse Anesthetist Program, please
contact the school directly.
*This page was updated April 28th, 2013.*