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) 650-3956
Graduate Academic Advisor
(618) 650-3854 (fax)
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a specialization in Nurse Anesthesia, Post-Master’s DNP
36 months, full time
80 semester hours
June 1st for enrollment the following May
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Tuition is calculated at the 2015-2016 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: $62,318
*Fees and expenses: $4,253
Grand Total: $66,571
Cost of Out of State Tuition: Contact the school. They have several plans for students from “regional” states, most of the plans show paying in state tuition.
*This includes the cost of application fee, books, supplies and miscellaneous school expenses.
Classes are offered if a minimum enrollment of ten students is met. The average number of students is 24.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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 80 semester hours, your first year or 34 hours will be spent in didactic courses. During your second year, you will continue your didactic work, begin your clinicals along with beginning your work on your doctoral project. Your final year will consist of clinicals and your doctoral 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.
Looking for something specific? Find CRNA schools categorized by their unique requirements.
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 from a CCNE, NLNAC or ACEN accredited program is required.
RN licensure in good standing. You will need both Illinois and Missouri RN licenses to complete the CRNA program, both are required after admission to the program.
At least one year of experience as a Registered Nurse where you have had the opportunity to:
- Develop as an independent decision maker
- Demonstrate psycho-motor skills
- Use and interpret advanced monitoring techniques
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.
Minimum GRE scores:
GRE is not required.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) through either the AMA or Red Cross
CRNA Educational Requirements – successful completion of these 3 undergraduate classes:
- Statistics (grade of C or better)
- Organic or biochemistry (taken no more than 6 years before admission.)
- Physics (taken no more than 6 years before admission.)
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.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
- First-time test takers: 92% (2013 MSN program)
- National average (2008): 89.9%
0% (2013 MSN program)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
100% (2013 MSN program)
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
All information given on this site about Southern Illinois Edwardsville’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated October 27th, 2016*
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