The Northeastern University is one of two CRNA schools in Massachusetts.
Northeastern University Boston MA Nurse Anesthesia School
Northeastern University Boston MA
Bouve College of Health Sciences
School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
207K Robinson Hall
Boston, MA 02115
fax: (617) 373-8672
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), Post Master's DNP
There is a military CRNA degree program that earns the Master degree from Northeastern University; however, this program’s physical location is in Texas.
Program Length 32 months, full time
54 semester hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Northeastern University Boston MA.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the current 2012-2013 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: $63,450
*Fees and expenses: $5,965
Grand Total: $69,415
*This includes a $2,965 clinical fee as well as an estimated $3,000 for text books and other fees.
Tuition Calculation: Bouve College of Health Science cost of 1,175 per credit hour * 54 semester hours. Because the tuition rates for Bouve College of Health Sciences are not easy to find, I’m including a link to the page for your convenience.
Number of Applicants
CRNA Training This portion is taken directly from Northeastern University Boston MA’s site. Bold and line breaks are supplied for easy reading.
“In line with Northeastern’s emphasis on practice-oriented education, you will begin clinical work in your first year. Didactic and clinical experiences are integrated throughout the thirty-two month program. During the practicum and throughout your clinical education, you will develop skills in appropriate anesthesia care planning, management, and evaluation for a variety of surgical patient populations.
You will have access to all anesthetic techniques, including invasive monitoring and regional anesthesia (i.e., administering spinals and epidurals), and you will develop and maintain keen critical thinking and reasoning skills in regard to patient care.
You will be assigned progressively more complex patients, including neonates, infants and children, obstetrical services, and adults with complex co-existing conditions. This range of experience opens up your career options in a field where all qualified graduates obtain employment almost immediately.
You will practice on the most sophisticated anesthesia equipment, including SimMan, and you will be responsible for administering and managing all regional techniques and modalities of invasive monitoring under the guidance of expert CRNAs and physician faculty.
You will begin your clinical work after the first eight months of the program and integrate those experiences with classroom and laboratory education throughout.
Our clinical affiliates are large urban academic teaching centers (…) have been selected because of the quality of their care and because they are large enough to give you access to all clinical specialty areas, including:
Rather than moving from placement to placement to study different specialties, you will stay primarily at the same clinical site throughout your program. You will become incorporated into the health care team at your placement site.
Your preceptors include certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and board certified anesthesiologists. Many of the CRNAs and anesthesiologists are actively engaged in clinical research and some hold doctoral degrees in their fields. All of our clinical faculty have many years of both clinical and preceptor experience.”
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the NLN or CCNE, or related field.
Current RN license to practice in the US.
At least one year of critical care nursing experience
Undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 (B)
Minimum GRE scores:
A minimum score of 1000 on the combined GRE exams is required.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language scores are required for all applicants who do not hold undergraduate or graduate degrees from U.S. institutions or institutions where English is not used.
CRNA Educational Requirements
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
3.0 out of 5.0. Ranked 26 out of 107 CRNA programs. Rank unchanged since the 2007 report.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Northeastern University Boston MA Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2003. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2013. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Northeastern University Boston MA over the last 5 years
Attrition Rate - last 5 years
Less than 10%. Most common reason for students leaving is that they miss patient interaction and choose another specialty.
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Massachusetts
Massachusetts CRNA salaries are below the national average and range from $130k-150k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
During the first 8 months, you will attend class 3 days a week and use
your remaining time to study. During the remainder of the program,
you’ll have clinical experience 4 days a week for 10 hours a day, plus
class one day a week. It’s a good idea to avoid (as far as possible) any
major life changes during this time, such as planning a wedding, having
a baby, etc.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
You may choose to work during the first eight months. Once you begin clinical hours, work is no longer practical or reasonable.
*This page was updated November 17th, 2012*