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
207 Robinson Hall
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
fax: (617) 373-8672
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), Accelerated MS for certified CRNA’s
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 2014-2015 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: $72,090
*Fees and expenses: $5,814
Grand Total: $77,904
*This includes the clinical fee, estimated cost of textbooks, campus fees and application fee.
Tuition Calculation: Bouve College of Health Science cost of $1,335 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.
Many students receive stipends, grants, and tuition assistance due funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Number of Applicants
Northeastern University has a practice-oriented education allowing you to begin your clinical work after 8 months of study during the first year.
Didactic and clinical experiences are integrated and you will develop skills in appropriate anesthesia care planning, management, and evaluation for a variety of surgical patient populations.
Anesthetic techniques you will be have access to include 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.
As you progress through the program, you will be assigned more complex patients, including neonates, infants and children, obstetrical services, and adults with complex co-existing conditions. Having this experience opens the job market for employment.
You will practice on the SimMan, under the guidance of expert CRNAs and physician faculty.
They have chosen their clinical sites to best serve you as the student in clinical specialty areas, including:
- Head and neck
- Outpatient procedures
- Pediatrics & neonatal
- Transplantation surgery
Rather than moving sites to study different specialties, you will stay primarily at the same clinical site throughout your program. You will become a vital part of their healthcare team.
You will be learning from certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and board certified anesthesiologists with years of experience. Many of these professionals are actively engaged in clinical research and some hold doctoral degrees in their fields.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the NLNAC 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 150 Verbal and 150 Quantitative is required for tests taken after August 1, 2011, and a minimum of 500 Verbal and 500 Quantitative is required for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011. They will also accept MAT scores.
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. 100 is the acceptable score.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- PALS is preferred but not required
- CCRN is preferred but not required
CRNA Educational Requirements
- Statistics course with probability theory and hypothesis testing
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 05/2014. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2024. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Northeastern University Boston MA for the class of 2015
- First-time test takers: 80%
- National average (2008): 89.9%
Attrition Rate – class of 2015
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)
- 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
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 February 10th, 2016.*
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