Missouri State School of Anesthesia is owned by Missouri State University.
Missouri State School of Anesthesia now offers an entry level and completion level DNAP program. They are no longer accepting students for the master’s program.
Missouri State University
School Of Anesthesia
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Monika Feeney, MS, CRNA, DNAP, Program Director
Tracy Beckham, MS, CRNA, Asst. Program Director
Shellee Haik, Academic Advisor/Admissions Coordinator
For application and general information contact:
Missouri State University
School of Anesthesia
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
CRNA Degree offered
DNAP (RN-DNAP) and CRNA to DNAP
118 semester hours
November 1. Applications are accepted year round.
Interviews are schedules within 3 months of application deadline. Interview will take place on a Saturday on the Missouri State Campus and will consists of a panel of interviewers who decide as a group who to recommend to the School of Anesthesia to be in the next cohort.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Missouri State School of Anesthesia.
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: $52,000
Fees and expenses: $4,650
Grand Total: $56,650
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $55,000
Fees and expenses: $4,650
Grand Total: $59,650
Fees and expenses include: program fee, background check, exam fees, equipment and membership fees.
In addition to the low price, there is a strong financial assistance program available, and health care benefits are provided for students and families throughout the entire program (health care is the student’s expense at most schools).
When did this CRNA Program begin?
The program was founded in 1952 as an integral part of the Department of Anesthesiology.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Missouri State 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.
CRNA Program Description
Students receive approximately 1400 hours of clinical anesthesia experience and, by completion of their training, have administered 1000-1200 anesthetics in diverse surgical settings.
The program is a didactic schedule for the first year and then integrated clinicals begin during year 2.
A variety of clinical sites enrich the student’s clinical experience Students travel to at least 4 different clinical sites located in Missouri, Arkansas, and Idaho.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Missouri State School of Anesthesia compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor’s Degree in an area of the life sciences, nursing or chemistry from an accredited institution in the US or equivalent training in a foreign university.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the US, its territories or protectorates.
At least one year of experience as a registered nurse in an acute care setting. Two years of experience or more is preferred.
Recommended acute care experience includes:
- Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Surgical ICU
- Medical ICU
- Neurotrauma ICU
A minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
GRE is required. A preferred minimum score of 153 in Verbal Reasoning, 150 in Quantitative Reasoning, and 3.5 in Analytical Writing, or successful passing of the CCRN exam.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- Inorganic (General) Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
*not required but highly recommended
Additional requirements or limitations.
- must maintain a minimum GPA of at least 3.00 each semester
- must complete all requirements within eight years
- students must enroll on a full-time basis and progress through the program with their class
- course work must be approved by the Program Director
- must pass oral and written comprehensive examinations
- no more than 4 hours of C grade is allowed during the program
- no grade below a C grade will be allowed at any time during the program
- students not meeting the academic standards set forth by the program will be immediately dismissed
- during the clinical phase, the student will carry liability insurance purchased through the AANA
- Must also apply to the Missouri State Graduate College before they can be admitted into the School of Anesthesia.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.3 out of 5.0. Ranked 85 out of 107 CRNA programs.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.* This program is a science program not a nursing program and therefore this rank does not accurately reflect the school.
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Missouri State School of Anesthesia was last reviewed 10/2016. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2026. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Missouri State 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: 100% Class of 2015)
- National average (2008): 89.9%
0% (Class of 2015)
“Of the 216 students admitted to the MS in Nurse Anesthesia program since 1996, 208 (96%) have graduated or are still in the program. Eight students have been released or did not complete the program due to health reasons, poor academic performance, or poor clinical performance. [Their] yearly attrition rate since 1996 is 0.4%.”
100% (Class of 2015)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Missouri
Missouri CRNA salaries are consistent with the national average and range from $150k-170k.
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.
Frequently Asked Question
Each student will be assigned to a clinical research project. The candidate must complete one seminar by enrolling in BMS797 Non-thesis Project (2 hrs) and a research involvement by enrolling in BMS 798 Research (2 hrs). A formal presentation of the project is required.
All information given on this site about Missouri State School of Anesthesia was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated February 10th, 2016.*
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