Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of five CRNA schools in Illinois.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
School of Nursing
Anesthesia Nursing Specialization
Campus Box 1066
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Andrew T Griffin, CRNA, PhD, APN, Director
ph: (618) 650-2182
tf: (800) 234-4844
fax: (618) 650-2522
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science Degree with a specialization in Nurse Anesthesia, Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia
31 months, full time
72 semester hours
June 1st for enrollment the following May
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Southern Illinois Edwardsville University.
Tuition is calculated at the 2011-2013 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 here.
Cost of In State Tuition: $18,848.50
*Fees and expenses: $28,992
Grand Total: $47,840.50
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $47,012.55
*Fees and expenses: $28,992
Grand Total: $76,004.55
*”Fees and expenses” includes a clinical fee of $23,302.00*
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Classes are offered if a minimum enrollment of ten students is met.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Southern Illinois Edwardsville 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.
Academic and Clinical Experience
Of the 72 semester hours, 16 hours will be spent in core courses, 15 in advanced practice nursing core courses, and 41 in specialization courses. You will also complete a terminal project.
You will have clinical experiences in both rural and urban
clinical sites that will prepare you with the knowledge and skills you
need to become a successful nurse anesthetist.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Southern Illinois Edwardsville compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.
RN licensure in good standing. You will need both Illinois and Missouri RN licenses to complete the CRNA program.
At least one year of experience as a Registered Nurse where you have had the opportunity to:
based on a knowledge of physiologic and pharmacological principles, such as in a critical care area.
A 3.0 minimum GPA is required in undergraduate nursing courses and is preferred in undergraduate science courses as well as cumulatively. If your nursing GPA is between 2.50 and 2.99, you may be considered for probationary admission (see details below).
Minimum GRE scores:
GRE is not required.
CRNA Educational Requirements – successful completion of these 3 undergraduate classes:
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.
Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2010. It was given
10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2020. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
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)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Probationary Admission at Southern Illinois Edwardsville?
If you are admitted under probationary admission, you will need to complete a minimum of nine (9) hours of graduate nursing coursework during the first three (3) consecutive semesters of enrollment, attaining a grade of “B” or better in each course.
Failure to complete nine (9) hours of graduate nursing courses in
three (3) consecutive semesters and/or failure to successfully complete
each course with a “B” or above will result in your dismissal from the
School of Nursing Graduate Program.
You will be released from Probationary Admission status once you
have satisfactorily completed all the requirements. You will be notified
in writing of your release. A copy of the letter will also be placed
in your academic file.
What is the required master’s project (terminal project)?
You will submit a manuscript of publishable quality to a professional journal and give an oral presentation in the School of Nursing. There are no credit hours associated with this project, but it is a requirement of graduation for any master’s degree in nursing.
Near the end of each semester at Southern Illinois Edwardsville, a
Project Presentation Day is scheduled; graduating students are required
to present their work to faculty and students and respond to questions
from the attendees.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Students in the NA program are required to attend both day and evening classes. It may be possible to work during the first couple of semesters in the program, but once you begin clinicals, working is strongly discouraged.
Can I transfer courses taken at other universities to Southern Illinois Edwardsville?
You are allowed to transfer up to 1/3 of the total required credit hours for a degree from unclassified status or from another university. If you wish to transfer a course from another university, you will be required to submit a transcript showing successful completion of the course, as well as a course syllabus so we can determine equivalency. You must earn a grade of A or B in order for a course to be accepted from unclassified status or from another university.
All information given on this site about Southern Illinois
Edwardsville’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their
*This page was updated September 22nd, 2012.*