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
Hurley Medical Center
One Hurley Plaza
Flint, MI 48503




Contact Information
Shawn Fryzel, CRNA, DrAP, Anesthesia Program Interim Director
Kelley LaBonty, CRNA, PhDc, Educational Coordinator
Ph: (810) 262-9264
Fax: (810) 760-0839
email: anesthesiaprogram@umflint.edu

Quick Facts

CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Anesthesia

Program Length
24 months

Credit Hours
63 credit hours

Starting Month
August

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 2013-2014 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: $31,437
Fees and expenses: $6,410
Grand Total: $37,847

Cost of Out of State Tuition: $47,124
Fees and expenses: $6,410
Grand Total: $53,534

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.

Currently, clinical practicums take place at Hurley Medical Center (Flint), Genesys Regional Medical Center (Grand Blanc), Memorial Healthcare (Owosso), Covenant Healthcare (Saginaw), McLaren Regional Medical Center (Flint), Port Huron Hospital (Port Huron), St. Mary’s of Michigan (Saginaw), and Mid-Michigan Medical Center (Midland). Other sites may be added in the future.

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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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RN:
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 Swan Ganz and other advanced monitoring modalities and titration of vasopressors (which are not usually utilized in the ER or NICU).

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

Minimum GRE scores:
The GRE General test will be used to supplement undergraduate records and other indicators of students’ potential success in the program. The scores provide a common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants who come from a variety of colleges and universities.

They review the percentile scores so you should consider repeating if your percentile scores are low. (Please note that GRE Scores are purged from the GRE System after 5 years.)

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.”

Certifications:

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

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.

CRNA Educational Requirements

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

AND (either A&P + Micro OR O Biology + C Biology + M Phys.)

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

OR

  • Organismal Biology and
  • Cell Biology and
  • 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 05/2004. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2014. 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: 93.33% for year 2012
  • National average (2008): 89.9%

Attrition Rate
18% 

Employment Rate 
100% 

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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 Questions

Vacation
Though the didactic schedule is based on the University calendar, the clinical portion is year round. You’ll receive a total of 35 days off during the program. 20 of those days are already assigned. The rest may be used at your discretion for illness, personal appointments, vacation, etc.

Does U of M Flint provide Health Insurance?
At this time, Hurley Medical Center provides health insurance coverage for students enrolled in the Nurse Anesthesia Program. Coverage is limited to the student and does not include spouses or dependants.

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.

Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
The time commitment involved in graduate study may prohibit a student from working during the program. Some students find that they are able to work on a limited basis.

Although the program does not have a policy regarding the number of hours that a student may work outside of the program, the student’s performance in the program will dictate how many hours, if any, a student may work.

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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, 2013.*

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