St Joseph Hospital Nurse Anesthetist School is one of two CRNA schools in Rhode Island.
St Joseph Hospital
School of Anesthesia for Nurses
200 High Service Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904
Anne Tierney, CRNA, MSN, MA, CRNA Program Director
ph: (401) 456-3638
fax: (401) 752-8140
CRNA Degree offered
MS in Nurse Anesthesia
27 months, full time
54 semester hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at St Joseph Hospital.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the current 2012 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 Tuition: $62,100
Fees and expenses: $4,640
Grand Total: $66,740
*Health insurance is required. St. Joseph CRNA Program offers a plan for students at $2,793 per year. Family plans are also available for additional cost. Malpractice insurance is provided by the program.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that St Joseph Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia 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.
In this front-loaded program, you’ll spend your first 7 months of the CRNA program mostly on campus, completing your basic science classes.
Your last 20 months will be hospital based, with an emphasis on advanced course work, clinical training and research.
Your clinical experience will take place at St Joseph Hospital as well as five affiliate site, three of which are in RI, two in MA.
You will learn a wide range of anesthesia, including Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Thoracic, Neuro, Cardiovascular, Regional and general anesthetics.
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Nurse Anesthetist School compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
You need a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or higher, or be a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in a related field.
Have proof of current licensure as a registered nurse. Once accepted, you’ll need an RN license in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Have a minimum of one year of experience in an acute care setting with the opportunity to develop independent decision-making skills and acquire the psychomotor skills and ability to use and interpret advanced monitoring techniques.
A preferred undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or evidence of outstanding postgraduate academic achievement.
Graduate Record Exam is required.
Course Prerequisite (within the last 5 years)
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.2 out of 5.0. Ranked 88 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.
St Joseph Hospital Nurse Anesthetist School Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 06/2006. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2016. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
The certification pass rate for first-time takers (2011) is 50%.
All graduates secure employment within six months of graduation and most secure employment before graduation.
The attrition rate for the class of 2011 was 43%.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Rhode Island
Rhode Island CRNA salaries range from $120k to $145k, which is below the national average.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
During the first 7 months, you’ll have all the standard holidays of the University of New England. During your remaining 20 months in clinical, you’ll have 25 personal days in addition to 10 pre-determined holidays (including the major ones like Thanksgiving and Christmas). Surprisingly, not all programs grant you these holidays, so this is a decent perk.
What is my time commitment?
You will be asked to spend as much as 66 hours per week in and preparing for class and/or clinical.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
You should be debt free and have adequate financial resources when you enter the program. You are allowed to work as long as it doesn’t interfere with your performance in class and/or clinical.
All information given on this site about St Joseph Hospital Nurse Anesthetist School was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated January 6th, 2013.*