The Oregon Health and Science University is the only CRNA school in Oregon.
Oregon Health and Science University’s CRNA Program
School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97239
Stephen J Yermal, CRNA, PhD, Program Director
ph: (503) 494-4537
fax: (503) 494-3878
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Nursing, DNP
27 months full time
106 quarter hour credits
Online applications are available between Sept. 1 and Nov. 26 of each year.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at OHSU Nursing.
Tuition is calculated at the 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 Master of Science: $69,960
*Fees and expenses: $3,000
Grand Total: $72,960
*This does not include travel expenses. The program requires an 8-10 week rotation in Florida. All travel expenses to and from all clinical locations are the responsibility of the student.
Number of Applicants
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the OHSU Nursing 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 CRNA Program at Oregon Health and Science University is 27 months full time program. It is front loaded,
meaning that the majority of class work will be done at the beginning
of the program (the first 12 months). During this time, you’ll work in
the Center for Clinical Simulation lab once a week, giving you the
chance to practice what you’ve learned in class.
You’ll spend the next 15 months in clinical rotations
(with rotations in Oregon, Washington and one in Tampa, Florida). During
this time, you’ll gain experience and knowledge as you provide
anesthesia services to all age groups with a wide variety of surgical
and diagnostic procedures.
When you’re finished with OHSU Nursing Anesthesia Program, you’ll
be well prepared to pass the certification exam and begin your career
as a CRNA.
Looking for something specific? Find CRNA schools categorized by their unique requirements.
Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at OHSU Nursing compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing or BS with a major in Nursing.
Or, you should have a degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.
Must have a current RN license. You will need an RN license for Oregon, Washington, and Florida. You must obtain RN licensure in Oregon PRIOR to the beginning of classes and all licensures PRIOR to beginning clinical experiences.
One year recent, full-time, adult, critical care, ICU setting. Typically admitted applicants have two to five years of such experience. Experience gained in a high volume unit is best, as it gives you exposure to a larger variety of cases.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
They are not likely to admit you if your experience is primarily in:
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students with a science GPA of 3.0 or better as well.
Minimum GRE scores:
A combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1,000 for the old format or 297 for the new format. Applicants should also have a minimum analytic writing score of 4.0 to be competitive.
CRNA Educational Requirement
*Portland Community College offers an online Statistics course that
meets this requirement. If you have not met this requirement at the time
of application, you’ll need to complete the course by the program start
OHSU Nursing Anesthesia Program’s website
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.9 out of 5.0. Ranked 32 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.
OHSU Nursing Anesthesia Program was last reviewed 10/2009. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2019. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at OHSU
8.5% out of the 4 classes who have graduated
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Oregon
Oregon CRNA salaries are about the same or a little lower than the national average and range from $135k-160k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Generally, students are not employed while undertaking the Nurse Anesthesia program at OHSU Nursing. Even though employment while completing this program is strongly discouraged, it is possible for you to work during holidays and term breaks.
All information given on this site about OHSU Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated April 6th, 2013.*