“Oakland University Beaumont is located on a picturesque 1,441 acre campus of wooded hills and rolling meadows in Southeastern Michigan. This school is a doctoral & research intensive university.”
Oakland University – Beaumont Anesthesia Program
School of Nursing
3601 West 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Anne Hranchook, CRNA, MSN, Program Director
fax: (248) 898-8285
Andrea Bittinger, CRNA, MSN, Admissions Coordinator
fax: (248) 370-4114
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Certificate
28 months, full time
58 credit hours
September 15th. Applications can be submitted online anytime. Interviews are held October of each year.
International application deadline: May 1
Make sure to submit BOTH the Supplemental Application for Master of Science in Nursing and Anesthesia Supplemental Application.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at the Oakland University Beaumont Anesthesia Program
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2016 rate. Tuition at most schools increases slightly 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 Tuition: $53,550
*Fees and expenses: $8,675
Grand Total: $62,225
*Includes an approximate cost of books, conferences, SEE, AANA membership, Certification Exam fee, travel and lodging (for conferences).
Are you concerned that the Oakland University Beaumont 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.
Clinical internships begin the first semester and advance throughout the program.
Extensive time is required in the clinical setting, beginning with 16 hours a week the first term and concluding with 40 or more hours a week during the final internship.
The primary clinical site is Beaumont, in Royal Oak, Michigan. Beaumont offers 14 surgical specialties including cardiovascular, pediatric, thoracic and vascular surgery.
Other clinical sites include: the Beaumont, Troy and Grosse Pointe campuses as well as 20 affiliate sites.
The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs requires a minimum of 550 cases. Students attending the Oakland University Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia average over 900 cases.
Oakland University Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program uses a variety of teaching formats for its graduate programs.
All required MSN Foundation courses (6 out of 15 non-clinical based classes) are offered via distance learning technology.
The MSN Clinical Core and Specialty courses (the rest of your classes) may be taught entirely using distance learning technology, use a combination of distance learning technology and classroom formats, or be entirely classroom-based.
Distance learning courses at Oakland University Beaumont may require up to three face-to-face sessions during a semester. For student unable to attend any course’s required face-to-face sessions, every effort will be made to arrange alternate assignments (6 of 15 non-clinical based classes).
Full time distance education classes are attended using video conferencing via the Tandberg Education System for students in Kalamazoo, Marquette and Petoskey. Additional sites may be added.
Human Patient Simulation Technology
The Oakland University Beaumont Anesthesia Program has a new 5,500 square foot, $4.5 million Surgical Learning Center. It has two mock operating rooms where anesthesia students can approximate the complexities of anesthesia in a simulated environment to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Here, students can rehearse everything from basic skills to management of difficult case scenarios. The simulation experience consists of a pre-briefing, establishing learning goals, technical introduction, a theory module, conduct of the clinical scenario and debriefing, which includes review of the taped session.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how requirements at the Oakland University Beaumont Anesthesia Program compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLN) or the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Eligible for a current Registered Nurse license in the state of Michigan
A minimum of one year of critical care experience required. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience must be within 2 years of the application deadline.
They typically do NOT accept:
- Emergency Room (ER)
- Recovery Room
- Step-down units
The undergraduate cumulative GPA must be a 3.0 or above.
GRE scores OR 3.5 GPA
Satisfactory achievement of GRE score (V> 146, Q> 140, A >3.0).
Applicants with an undergraduate degree of 3.5 or higher do not have to take the GRE.
Non-native English speakers are required to provide proof of English proficiency. Students with foreign academic credentials can provide proof of English proficiency with test scores from the TOEFL or the MELAB.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (Adult examination)
CRNA Undergraduate Prerequisites: grades must be a 3.0 or above.
The following classes must be within 7 years of applying to the program:
The following classes must be within 10 years of applying to the program:
- Organic Chemistry OR Biochemistry
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – U.S. News & World Report (2011)
3.2 out of 5.0. Ranked 17 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.
The Oakland University Beaumont Anesthesia Program was last reviewed 10/2012. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2022. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at the Oakland University Beaumont Anesthesia Program
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: 77% (class of 2015)
- National average (2008): 89.9%
The attrition rate for the class of 2015 was 4%.
100% (class of 2015)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Michigan
Michigan CRNA salaries are above the national average and range from $160k-180k.
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 vacation days will I get off?
There are 30 days off allotted throughout the program, in addition to major holidays.
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
Expect to spend an average of 65 hours a week on your anesthesia education throughout the 28 months.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Because of the demanding nature of the program, outside employment is discouraged.
All information given on this site about Oakland University Beaumont Anesthesia Program was taken directly from their website.
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*This page was updated August 19th, 2016.*
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