The Our Lady Of the Lake College is one of two CRNA schools in Louisiana.
Our Lady Of the Lake College – OLOL College Nurse Anesthetist Program
School of Nursing
5414 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Aimee Badeaux, M.S.N.A., C.R.N.A. Director of Nurse Anesthesia Program
ph: (225) 490-1624
Office of Admissions
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice- Nurse Anesthesia
100 credit hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at OLOL College.
Tuition is calculated at the 2015-2016 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: $95,614
*Fees and expenses:$8,947
Grand Total: $104,561
*Fees and expenses include books, application fee, general fee, adminitrative fee, enrollment services fee, library fee, St. Francis fee, SGA fee, technology fee and graduation fee.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
In August, 2005
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the OLOL College Nurse 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.
Our Lady of the Lake nurse anesthesia program began in 2005 and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.
The first two semesters are taught via distance education. This will help you continue practice in the critical care setting.
After the first two semesters, both didactic and clinical instruction is continuous. This is in order to provide you with the appropriate number of anesthesia cases, classroom hours and clinical hours.
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 OLOL College compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited ACEN or CCNE accredited school of nursing college or university
Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana
Minimum of 1 year full-time experience as an RN in an adult intensive care unit (2 years preferred).
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Minimum GRE scores:
Graduate Record Examination score of 290 or equivalent within five years prior to applying for the program.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is encouraged; required if you’re reapplying
Must meet and comply with the DNP-NA Core Performance Standards
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.1 out of 5.0. Ranked 90 out of 107 CRNA programs.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are somewhat bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
OLOL College Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 01/2009. It was given 10 yearsaccreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2018. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at OLOL College
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: 97.86% (since 2005)
- National average (2008): 89.9%
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Louisiana
Louisiana CRNA salaries are about the same as the U.S. average and fluctuate around the$145k-170k range.
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.
All information given on this site about OLOL College’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated June 14th, 2015.*
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