Union University Jackson TN strives for academic excellence and a Christ-centered, people focused and future directed program.
Union University Jackson TN
Union University School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Track
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
ph: (731) 661-6545
fax: (731) 661-5504
CRNA Degrees offered
Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice Completion Degree
31 months, full time
73 semester hours
April 1st of each year. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview in June.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Union University Jackson TN.
Tuition is calculated at the 2011-2012 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: $51,100
*Fees and expenses: $3,000
Grand Total: $54,100
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Union University Jackson TN’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).
This CRNA program (as well as all others that are
accredited by the COA) prepares you to take the CCNA certification exam
at the end of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
As a student in this front-loaded program, you’ll spend
your first year and a half engrossed in the crna program’s didactic
curriculum. During this time, you’ll have the privilege of using a
simulation lab that depicts a real-life operating room.
The state-of-the-art Human Patient Simulator (HPS) will
give you the opportunity to experience advanced problem-based learning
techniques including exposure to critical low-frequency anesthetic
As a part of your clinical experience, you’ll rotate
through several of the 18 clinical sites throughout Tennessee (Jackson,
Memphis, Bartlett, Paris), Arkansas (West Memphis), Alabama (Florence)
and Kentucky (Paducah).
A unique aspect of Union University Jackson TN’s CRNA Program is
their emphasis on total health, and unlike many schools that were once
founded by a religious organization, Union’s CRNA program is still
utilizing a God-centered approach.
They encourage patient wellness, recognizing that a person is the
summation of their mind, body and spirit, made in the image of God.
Illness is an absence of integrated wholeness.
As a part of their emphasis on wellness, they do not allow the use of drugs or alcohol (including cigarettes) within their program.
They perform random drug tests (for all students) as well as individual
drug tests (if they have reason to suspect a student is doing drugs).
The first positive drug test (having an alcohol test
result of 0.04 or greater alcohol concentration or positive drug test)
will result in disciplinary action (suspension and mandatory drug
counseling). The second positive test will result in termination to the
If you’re looking for a Christian school that promotes biblical values and high ethical standards (and you don’t drink or do drugs), this is a great program for you.
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 Union University Jackson TN compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited program.
You must be eligible for an RN license in Tennessee and Kentucky.
A minimum of 1 year critical care experience as an RN (developing critical thinking skills, working with ventilators, numerous vasoactive drugs [e.g., nitroglycerine, sodium nitroprusside, dopamine, amiodarone], arterial and central lines, interpretation of hemodynamic data as well as electrocardiograms).
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
Other types of experience may be acceptable but must be approved by the program.
Last 60 hours cumulative GPA of 3.0. In addition, they also look at your science courses (general chemistry, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, statistics). They compare your science GPA to your last 60 hours GPA when considering your overall GPA.
Minimum GRE scores:
Graduate Record Exam is not required, though they will accept your scores if you already have them.
*Though not required as part of the application process, you will need to maintain these certifications throughout the program.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.0 out of 5.0. Ranked 100 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.
Union University Jackson TN Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2012. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 2022. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
This is a reflection of the youth of the program. Union
University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Track began its graduate
studies on January 3, 2006.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Union University Jackson TN
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.
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Tennessee
The average Nurse Anesthetist pay in Tennessee is an annual salary ranging from $150k-180k, which is a little higher than the national average.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
You are encouraged not to work, as the crna program is very demanding. Most students take out a non-certified alternative school loan to pay for their graduate education.
Vacation Days and Sick Leave
Throughout the 31 month program, you will be given a total of 57 days off.
During the first 12 months, this includes (but is not
limited to) nine standard holidays (including Thanksgiving and
Christmas) as well as spring break, and two weeks for Christmas. Other
breaks are given and are detailed in the student handbook.
During months 13-31, you’ll be given 11 standard holidays (including Thanksgiving and Christmas) as well as one week for Christmas.
In addition to holidays, you’ll have a maximum of 12 days available for sickness, interview for employment, etc.
All information given on this site about Union University Jackson TN's Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated September 12th, 2013.*