The University of Maryland Nurse Anesthesia Program was ranked #17 in 2011.
Maryland University Nursing Anesthesia Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Graduate Programs Nurse Anesthesia
655 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Joseph Pellegrini, CRNA, PhD, Director
ph: (410) 706-1995
fax: (410) 706-1719
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing
28 months, full time
72 semester hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at University of Maryland Nursing.
Tuition is calculated at the 2012-2013 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: $56,772
*Fees and expenses: $7,410
Grand Total: $64,182
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $92,196
*Fees and expenses: $7,410
Grand Total: $99,606
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
As many as 30 students
Number of Applicants
150 applications per year.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the University of Maryland Nursing, 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 conclusion of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
The University of Maryland nursing anesthesia program is front-loaded with the majority of the didactic instruction being completed during the first two semesters.
In the third semester, students begin their clinical education in Baltimore-Washington area hospitals and return to the University for classes one day a week.
The curriculum includes content in physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics and pharmacology. Web-based courses may be available.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a regionally-accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution.
Active registered nursing license. Clinical agencies will require an active Maryland license.
At least one year of acute care nursing experience is required at the time of application. The average student accepted into the program has 5 years critical care experience.
Preferred critical care experience is obtained in large, busy ICUs such as:
They do not accept:
Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
No longer required, as of September 1, 2007
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Minimum TOEFL scores to be considered for admission are 550 on
the paper-based examination, 213 on the computer-based examination, and
79 on the Internet-based examination.
IELTS test takers must score no less than Band 6.5 for BSN or Band 7 for MS (total).
Shadowing a CRNA for a day is highly recommended
CRNA Educational Requirements (It is recommended – NOT required – that you take up to two of these graduate level courses)
*University of Maryland Nursing Anesthesia Program allows up to 6 transfer credits
University of Maryland Nursing Anesthesia Program website
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
3.2 out of 5.0. Ranked 17 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.
University of Maryland Nursing Anesthesia Program was last reviewed 10/2007. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2017. This shows that the program is very stable.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Maryland
Maryland CRNA salaries are about the same as the national average and range from $140k-160k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
The nurse anesthesia program is a rigorous and demanding full-time
program. Students are enrolled in approximately 15 graduate credits per
semester the first two semesters. The clinical education phase
beginnings the first summer and is full-time requiring between 40-50
hours per week.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
It is not recommended. The CRNA program will demand your full attention.
Can I enroll in UMSON to take a class or two before I apply to the NAP?
Yes, you can apply as a course work only student (CWO). You will be allowed to take up to two course as a course work only student before being accepted into a specialty.
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*This page was updated October 4th, 2012.*