U of M Flint's
Nurse Anesthetist Program

The University of Michigan Flint CRNA program was ranked #22 in 2011.

University of Michigan Flint

University of Michigan Flint
Hurley Medical Center
Master of Science in Anesthesia Program
303 E. Kearsley St
Flint, MI 48502

Contact Information
Shawn Fryzel, CRNA, DrAP, Anesthesia Program Director

Jane Motz, CRNA, DrAp, Program Advisor

Ph: (810) 262-9264
Fax: (810) 760-0839
email: anesthesiaprogram@umflint.edu

Quick Facts

CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science, Doctor of Anesthesia Practice

Program Length
24 months

Credit Hours
63 credit hours

Starting Month

Application Deadline
October 1st is the early review and February 1st is the regular review.

Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at U of M Flint.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the current 2015-2016 rate. Tuition at most schools increases slightly each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is slightly higher than what is shown here.

Cost of In State Tuition: $33,437
Fees and expenses: $2,885
Grand Total: $36,322

Cost of Out of State Tuition: $50,117
Fees and expenses: $2,885
Grand Total: $53,002

University of Michigan Flint Tuition Link

Class Size
15-20, depends on the quality of applicants

Number of Applicants
It ranges from 105-120. They interview 40-45 people on average.

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CRNA Training

Are you concerned that U of M Flint’s 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).

The University of Michigan’s CRNA program integrates academic and clinical anesthesia courses taught at Hurley Medical Center and the University of Michigan - Flint campus. Although didactic course work follows the academic calendar, the clinical practicums span the entire calendar year.

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Program Requirements

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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at U of M Flint compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.

CRNA Program Requirements MUST be met PRIOR to application deadline.

Required Bachelor Degree
A bachelor's degree in nursing or an appropriate biological science from an accredited institution.

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Current, unrestricted, licensure as a Registered Nurse in Michigan or one of the United States

Critical Care:
A minimum of one year's experience in the last five years as a registered nurse in a critical care nursing area.

Acceptable critical care experience includes:

  • Surgical ICU
  • Medical ICU
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • *Neonatal ICU
  • *Emergency Department

*Applicants are expected to have a working knowledge of the pulmonary artery and other advanced monitoring modalities and titration of vasopressors (which are not usually utilized in the ER or NICU).

3.0 GPA in required prerequisite classes as well as a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA (last 120 units).

Minimum GRE scores:
Completion of the GRE

International Students:
Due to the length of time that it may take international applicants to become licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States, U of M Flint will not consider applications “pending receipt of a license.”


  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider)

CRNA Educational Requirements

Those seeking admission to the Master of Science in Anesthesia program must complete the following prerequisites (or their equivalents) at an accredited institution prior to regular admission to the program.

  •  Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry I (Inorganic Chemistry)
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab (strongly recommended)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • College Algebra (or demonstrated competence through math placement test)


  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II OR a single semester A&P class of 5 or more credits
  • Microbiology Basics


  • Organismal Biology 
  • Cell Biology
  • Mammalian Physiology

Note: If your science credits are 10 years old or more, a recent repeat of Organic or Biochemistry and one course in Anatomy/Physiology is required.

U of M Flint’s CRNA program website

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CRNA School Performance

CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
3.1 out of 5.0. Ranked 22 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.
U of M Flint’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2014. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2024. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.

Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at U of M Flint
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.

  • First-time test takers: 86% (Class of 2014)
  • National average (2008): 89.9%

Attrition Rate
0% (Class of 2014)

Employment Rate 
100% (Class of 2014)

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CRNA Salaries

An average nurse anesthetist salary in Michigan
Michigan CRNA salaries are above the national average and range from $160k-180k.

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.

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Frequently Asked Question

How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
The program is full time and requires a time commitment that exceeds 40 hours per week.

Clinical experiences include afternoon, midnight, and weekend shifts. Specific rotations may have additional time requirements.


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All information given on this site about U of M Flint’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.

*This page was updated October 26th, 2015.*

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