University Missouri Kansas City is one of four CRNA schools in Missouri.
Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia
University Missouri Kansas City
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Mark Lipari, CRNA, MA, Educational Director
ph: (816) 404-1100
fax: (816) 404-1103
CRNA Degree offered
MA in Biology
September 1st. All requirements must be met prior to application. Interviews, when granted, will be held in November with acceptance notices being mailed in December.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Truman Medical Center.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2011-2014 rate. These costs assume a 5% increase in tuition each year.
Cost of In State Tuition: $30,100
Fees and expenses: $3,500
Grand Total: $33,600
*Cost of Out of State Tuition: $49,406
Fees and expenses: $3,500
Grand Total: $52,906
*Currently, the Chancellor's Scholarship award is available to
their students, which provides in-state tuition rates to out-of-state
Average class size is 12 students
Are you concerned that Truman Medical Center 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.
“[The] program is a front-loaded 36-month graduate
curriculum. During the first 12 months, students are enrolled full-time
at UMKC. Thirty-six hours of graduate credit are taken towards
fulfilling the requirements for a Master of Arts in Biology. Physiology,
Pharmacology, Anatomy, Medical Neuroscience, and Biochemistry, as well
as Research & Statistics, compose the graduate curriculum. Your
future classmates will be students from the School of Medicine, School
of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and the School of
“Completion of the Master of Arts in Biology requires a formal seminar presentation on a clinical topic of the student's interest during the senior clinical year.
“The anesthesia curriculum includes a broad fields orientation, professional aspects of Nurse Anesthesia, basic and advanced principles of anesthesia, as well as participation in Journal Club, morbidity and mortality conferences, clinical seminars and a certification exam review course. These courses will occur during the 24 month clinical practicum.”
Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia has 8 clinical sites, all in Missouri. Though you will be required to drive as much as four hours to get to your clinical site, housing will be provided at no charge when the drive time exceeds 90 minutes.
“Regional anesthesia techniques are taught in the
classroom, as well as in the clinical area. Students receive extensive
experience in the administration of spinal, brachial plexus, epidural,
interscalene, and intravenous techniques, as well as intraoperative
“The clinical experiences available to students are rich
and diverse - over 4,000 procedures are performed annually in TMC's
operating rooms, providing a generous geriatric experience, emergencies
and trauma. More than 26% of the procedures are performed on ASA Class
III or above patients. As a High Risk Pregnancy Center, the obstetrics
department handles approximately 2,500 deliveries each year.
“The pediatric rotation at Children's Mercy Hospital
provides nurse anesthesia students with one of the most extensive
pediatric experiences in the country.”
The average CRNA graduate has been given 650-750 clinical cases.
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 Truman Medical
Center School of Nurse Anesthesia compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or equivalent (a related basic science degree) and graduation from an approved school of nursing.
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) in Missouri
Minimum one year critical care experience (ICU strongly preferred).
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (where A = 4.0). Special emphasis is placed on GPA achieved in science-based courses (science and math GPA > 3.0)
Minimum GRE scores:
1000 for verbal and quantitative combined; 4.0 or greater for analytical.
CRNA Course Prerequisites
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 bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2005. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2015. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia
Please note: It is extremely rare for a student at any CRNA school to not eventually pass the exam. Most students who don’t pass the first time pass the second. Very rarely does a person ever take it a third time. This statistic only measures how well the program prepares students to pass the test the first time around.
100% of graduates have attained employment within 60 days of graduation.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Missouri
Missouri CRNA salaries are about the same as the US average and range from $150k-170k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
Do they accept transfer students?
No. They do not accept transfer students.
“Students will not be required to commit more than an average of 65 hours per week in didactic and/or clinical areas. This figure represents time for clinical practicum, classes, and preparation for class and clinical experience.”
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
“No student anesthetist, by position or responsibility, may be employed at any time to administer anesthesia, at any location, during the program. Part-time employment is strongly advised against and should not interfere with academic and clinical commitments. Students who have academic or clinical problems should not seek part-time employment as a nurse until such problems are resolved.”
What are my “on call” commitments?
“Students are periodically assigned to take call with a CRNA Instructor following the completion of basic orientation. They do not have clinical commitments on the day following call. Students are required to attend any scheduled classes on their day off after call.”
“A total of 20 days per year may be used for sick leave or vacation during the 24-month clinical portion of the program. These days may not be carried over into the next year. During the University portion of the program, the student must follow the sick leave and vacation policies of the University.”
All information given on this site about Truman Medical Center
School of Nurse Anesthesia’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken
directly from their website.
*This page was updated October 11th, 2012.*