This is one of the five CRNA schools in Illinois.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Nurse Anesthetist Program
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Lenore Litwin, CRNA, MSN, Program Director & Acting Chair
ph: (847) 578-3204
tf: (800) 422-2418
fax: (847) 775-6574
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
27 months Full-Time
104 quarter hours
August 1st. Application opens in October. Interviews are between August and October.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Rosalind Franklin University.
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
Cost of Tuition: $56,754
*Fees and expenses: $7,507
Grand Total: $64,261
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Number of Applicants
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Rosalind Franklin University 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.
You’ll spend your first year in the classroom and engrossed in textbooks. You’ll be building a solid foundation of knowledge on which you’ll build your nurse anesthesia practice.
In the spring of your second year, you’ll begin your work in the hospital. You’ll be in the clinical area five days a week (no more than 40 hours a week). You’ll be supervised by CRNA’s and anesthesiologists as you practice what you learned in class. This portion will make up 62 of your credit hours.
During this time, you’ll get to return to campus one day a month
to review clinical experiences, critique journal articles, present key
words, review for the boards, and get feedback on your master’s project.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree:
Baccalureate degree from an accredited college or university
Current license as a registered nurse in the U.S. Wisconsin and Illinois Nursing Licensures must be maintained.
At least one year, preferably two, of experience as an RN in ICU.
Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Overall undergraduate nursing GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0
A graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (if applicable)
Minimum GRE scores:
An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. This exam must be taken within the past five years and scores must be received in the Graduate Admissions Office by August 15th.
Competitive GRE scores. (Though not specified by Rosalind Franklin University, competitive GRE scores tend to be above 1000)
Acceptable TOEFL scores for applicants whose primary language is not English. (Though not specified by RFU, acceptable TOELF scores tend to be better than 550).
TOEFL may be waived at the University’s discretion for the following:
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.4 out of 5.0. Ranked 72 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.
This Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2012. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 2022. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Exam pass rate for first time takers is 100% (class of 2012)
Employment rate is 83% (class of 2011)
Attrition rate is 8%
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Illinois
Illinois 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)
All information given on this site about Rosalind Franklin
University's Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their
*This page was updated April 20th, 2013.*