Military Nurse Anesthesia School
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

The Uniformed Services University Nurse Anesthetist School was ranked #5 in 2011.

Military Nurse, nurse anesthesia school

Military Nurse Anesthesia School
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Graduate School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia School
4301 Jones Bridge Road Building E
Bethesda, MD 20814

Contact Information
CDR Robert J. Hawkins, CRNA, DNP, MBA, NC, USN, Program Administrator
ph: (301) 295-1199
fax: (301) 295-1722

Quick Facts

CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice 

Program Length
30 months, full time

Credit Hours
82 credit hours

Starting Month

Application Deadline
August 15

Cost of CRNA School at Military Nurse Anesthesia School

Cost of Tuition: Active duty service commitment to the military in exchange for free tuition and a full time salary for the duration of your education.

Fees and expenses: books and instruments are supplied without charge or on a loan basis. Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are provided for quick reference and maintaining patient logs.

You can attend USU and focus on your education without incurring debt!

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CRNA Program Summary

Are you concerned that the Military Nurse Anesthesia Program 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 Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) master’s students are all active duty, uniformed nurses.

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Nurse Anesthesia School is front loaded. Phase 1 is composed of 12 months of didactic and lab experiences.

Phase II is 18 months with a focus on the application of science and research applied to clinical anesthesia. Clinical rotations are held primarily at military hospitals.

An emphasis is placed on statistics and research methodology enabling you to critically analyze anesthesia literature and evaluate potential problems in anesthesia. The primary goal of the program is to produce safe, competent, adaptable anesthetists who can meet the challenges of today's federal health care needs.

The human patient simulator provides realistic training experiences to enhance clinical decision making and problem solving for complex situations.

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Program Requirements

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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Military Nurse compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.

CRNA Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required

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Current RN license

Critical Care:
One year of experience as an RN in an acute care area.

Acute care is defined as work experience during which the applicant has developed as an independent decision maker capable of using and interpreting advanced monitoring techniques based on knowledge of physiological and pharmacological principles.

A target GPA of 3.0.The GPA will be calculated on more recent coursework, with emphasis on those courses relevant to the nursing specialization.

Minimum GRE scores:
GRE scores within the last five years. There is no minimum requirement but to be competitive the target verbal and quantitative scores should be 1025 or higher. MAT scores are not accepted.


  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) prior to the start of the program
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

One of your three letters of recommendation must be from a military CRNA.

Applicants must also meet their service-specific criteria.

No prior service is required for admission.

CRNA Educational Requirements

  • Organic chemistry or biochemistry with organic chemistry preferred. It is preferable that the courses are completed within five years of application.

Military Nurse Anesthesia School’s website

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CRNA School Performance

CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
3.5 out of 5.0. Ranked 5 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.
Military Nurse Anesthesia School was last reviewed 10/2003. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/13. This shows that the program is very stable.

Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Please note: It is extremely rare for a student at any CRNA school to noteventually 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: 100%

Attrition Rate
35% class of 2012

CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates

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CRNA Salaries

An average nurse anesthetist salary in Maryland
Maryland CRNA salaries are about the same as the national average and range from $140k-160k.

An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)

  • Rural average: $174,214
  • Metropolitan average: $164,148
  • Suburban average: $156,630
  • Average starting CRNA salaries range from: $110,000-$130,000.

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All information given on this site about the Military Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.

*This page was updated October 27th, 2014.*

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