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, Program Director
ph: (401) 456-3638
fax: (401) 752-8140
CRNA Degree offered
30 months, full time
56 semester hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at St Joseph Hospital.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2015 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: $22,064
*Fees and expenses: $5,228
Grand Total: $27,292
Cost of Metropolitan Tuition: $32,480
*Fees and expenses: $5,228
Grand Total: $37,708
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $41,776
*Fees and expenses: $5,228
Grand Total: $47,004
* Includes estimated cost of books, application fee, exam fees, Typhon Group fee, registration fee, student association fee and criminal background check. Please note, health insurance is required and is your responsibility.
Check out their Metropolitan Tuition Policy information to see if you qualify.
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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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at St Joseph Hospital’s 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 science GPA of 3.0 and an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or evidence of outstanding postgraduate academic achievement.
Graduate Record Exam is required.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
Course Prerequisite (within the last 10 years)
- 2 Chemistry courses (CHEM 105, CHEM 106) with a minimum grade of C
- Statistics (required by Rhode Island College) with a minimum grade of C
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 06/2016. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2026. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
The certification pass rate for first-time takers (2015) is 43%.
71% (Class of 2015)
0% for class 2015.
*Keep in mind their class size is only 10. This makes their pass rates lower or attrition rate higher.
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)
- 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
These answers came directly from the Program Administrator.
“We give our students 25 days of personal time off during the clinical portion of the program. We are a front loaded program now in partnership with Rhode Island College. We are no longer affiliated with the University of New England. During the 2 plus semesters of course work our students follow the Rhode Island College calendar followed by 19 months of clinical and remaining courses. Yes, we still currently observe 10 holidays.”
What is my time commitment?
“Yes, our time commitment, like most nurse anesthesia programs is significant and can be over 50 hours per week during the clinical internship.”
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
“Very few of our students work as RNs in addition to the clinical work as the hours of preparation and clinical are significant. In keeping with the Council On Accreditation mandate, students must have 10 hours of rest prior to the clinical day so are unable to work after 8:30 PM.”
All information given on this site about St Joseph Hospital Nurse Anesthetist School was taken directly from their website or from the Program Administrator.
*This page was updated December 14th, 2016.*
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