The Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia is one of six CRNA schools in North Carolina.
Fall 2015 was the first cohort for the DNP program for RSNA.
Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
3900 Barrett Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
Nancy Shedlick, CRNA, MSN, DNAP
36 months, full time
107 credit hours
Applications are due by October 31, and are accepted starting May 1st for the fall of the following year admission. You must apply to BOTH:
1. The Graduate School, University of North Carolina Greensboro
2. Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia.
Interview openings are filled on a first completed, first assigned basis, so early applications are encouraged.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia.
Tuition is calculated at the 2016-2017 rate. Tuition at most schools increases 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 In State Tuition: $35,211
*Fees and expenses: $8,555
Grand Total: $43,766
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $96,942
*Fees and expenses: $8,555
Grand Total: $105,497
*This includes the cost of required and recommended books, SEE exam, Certification exam, and other fees and expenses required by the program.
Tuition and fees derived from Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia Fees and University of North Carolina at Greensboro Tuition links
Competitive student stipend options may be available through American Anesthesiology of North Carolina, Craven Regional Hospital, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Hospital, and High Point Regional Hospital.
Information and application for this assistance may be obtained by directly contacting each anesthesiology group or hospital.
They usually interview about 75-100 candidates and admit 36 students for entry every Fall in August.
Number of Applicants
The program receives approximately 150-175 applications each year. Not all applicants complete the process. Not all applicants are granted admission to UNCG Graduate School.
CRNA Program Summary
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Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia (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.
It is highly recommended that the core courses be completed before enrolling in RSNA. It is not mandatory. Core courses are offered in the RSNA classroom for students living in the Raleigh area who are applying to the UNCG nursing anesthesia concentration and also those currently enrolled in the program. In addition to sitting in the classroom, these courses are also offered online.
The school owns its own METI simulator. Students can experience simulator scenarios in both the first and second semester. The program also has an inventory of airway, spines and CVP practice mannequins. The school also offers a difficult airway workshop and a spinal workshop as part of the curriculum.
The anesthesia cases include pediatric, obstetrics, geriatrics, open heart, neurology, plastics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, urology, and orthopedics. Both elective and emergency anesthetics are given. Administration and management of regional techniques are taught.
You will start your rotations within your first year, more specifically, January of the second semester. Depending on the level of the student, the clinical schedule will be prepared in 4-8 week blocks. First year students will have the first three rotations in eight week blocks.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
BS in Nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC, CCNE). Post-Master’s Certificate applicants must hold an MSN degree from an accredited program.
Current licensure as a registered nurse in North Carolina must be obtained prior to enrollment
One year minimum of continuous full-time acute care experience in critical care setting.
You should be able to calculate drug dosages and vasoactive drips without the use of an IV pump or hemodynamic monitor.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- Cardio Vascular ICU
- Neuro ICU
- Surgical ICU
- Medical ICU
- *Pediatric ICU
- *Neonatal ICU
*Accepted as long as you also have experience in an adult critical care.
They do not accept:
- ER (Emergency Room)
- PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)
- OR (Operating Room)
Minimum GPA 3.2. However, a GPA of less than 3.5 is not considered competitive.
Minimum GRE scores:
Satisfactory score on the GRE or MAT (taken within five years). Applicants to the Post Master’s Certification are not required to provide GRE or MAT scores.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- a course in Health Assessment
- a course in Chemistry
- a course in Statistics that includes Inferential Statistics
Minimum of 2 shadowing experiences with a CRNA within the past year
Unconditional admission to the Graduate School at UNCG
CRNA School Rankings – U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.8 out of 5.0. Ranked 41 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.
Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia was last reviewed 05/2012. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2022. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia
- First-time test takers: 80% (Class of 2016)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
5.5% (Class of 2016)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in North Carolina
North Carolina CRNA salaries are about the same as the national average and range from $140k-160k.
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.
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
The time committed to study, class and clinical practice may consume over 60 hours a week.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
RSNA recommends all students to focus on school and discourages working while in the program. Having financial stability is important to have planned while you are not working during the program.
All information on this site about Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated May 16th, 2017.*
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