Nurse Anesthesia Program
275 Mt. Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
Judy Thompson, CRNA, DNAP, APRN, Program Administrator
ph: (203) 582-8875
fax: (203) 582-8936
36 months, full time
76 semester hours
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis up until the deadline of October 15th.
Cost of Tuition: $76,760
Fees and expenses: $12,855
Grand Total: $89,615
CRNA Program Summary
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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.
Your first two semesters are entirely in the classroom.
This period is vital, as they teach you everything you need to know about pharmacology, anatomy and physiology and chemistry/physics.
During your third semester, you begin clinicals.
Don’t worry though. Before you start on real-live-people, you’ll get to practice on dummies in the sim lab – and you’ll get exposure to the operating room setting and all of the anesthesia equipment.
Your fourth semester is all about applying theory to practice. Less class work, more time in clinicals.
The second year is when you get into the more advanced principles. You’ll learn obstetrics, pediatrics and cardiac anesthesia. Once you have these principles down, you’ll get hands on experience in the cadaver lab and the sim lab.
And if that goes well? You begin your specialty rotations in the hospital setting.
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A baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) or an appropriate science such as biology, chemistry, health sciences, or pharmacology from a NLNAC and/or CCNE accredited nursing program.
RN license to practice in the US at the time of application, a Connecticut RN license will be required upon admission.
Minimum of 2 years critical care experience and cannot be over 5 years old for consideration.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- Cardio-Thoracic ICU
- Neuro ICU
- Trauma ICU
May be considered if in a pediatric specific hospital:
- Pediatric ICU
May be considered if in level I facility:
- Neonatal ICU
- Emergency Room
The following experience is NOT accepted:
- Cath Lab
- Operating Room
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Minimum GRE scores:
TOEFL or IELTS Exam scores are required if you are an applicant from a non-English speaking country.
- BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse)
CRNA Educational Requirements
None of the required prerequisites can be over ten years old at the time of application.
- General or Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Anatomy with lab
- Physiology with lab
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Quinnipiac University Ct. and Bridgeport Hospital’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 01/2014. It was given 5 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2019.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Connecticut
Connecticut CRNA salaries are slightly higher than the national average around $180k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $173,129 (according to a 2016 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 was taken from Quinnipiac-University CT’s CRNA Program website.
*This page was updated August 23rd, 2017.*
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