Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Nurse Anesthetist Program
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064-3095
Franklin McShane, Program Director
Lori Anderson, Associate Program Director
Peter Kallio, Associate Program Director
Contact RFUMS for more details about the Completion level program.
36 months Full-Time
160 quarter hours or 106 semester hours
Applications are accepted only through NursingCAS from January 1 – August 31. Interviews take place in November. Give yourself one to two months to complete the application.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Rosalind Franklin University.
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: $91,164
*Fees and expenses: $4,268
Grand Total: $95,432
*This includes the cost of 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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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Rosalind Franklin University compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the United States, its territories or protectorates.
Current nursing license for Wisconsin and Illinois. (Required at the time of admission. Students must remain licensed throughout the program.)
At least one year, preferably two, of experience as an RN in ICU.
- intensive care unit
- mobile intensive care unit
- surgical intensive care unit
- coronary care unit
- cardio-thoracic intensive care unit
- cardiovascular intensive care unit
- pediatric intensive care unit
- neonatal intensive care unit
A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4 point scale for undergraduate curriculum. Students not meeting the GPA requirement may be considered for admission if they have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate/graduate study.
Minimum GRE scores
required, scores above the 50th percentile are recommended
Acceptable TOEFL scores for applicants whose primary language is not English. (Though not specified by RFUMS, acceptable TOELF scores tend to be better than 550).
TOEFL may be waived at the University’s discretion for the following:
- Applicants who have been full-time students in a United States college or university for at least two consecutive years.
- Applicants from countries in which English is the primary language.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
Prematriculation Courses: no courses required
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
86% (Class of 2015)
100% (Class of 2015)
8.3% (Class of 2015)
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)
- 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 Rosalind Franklin University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated June 30th, 2016.*
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