The University of Maryland Nurse Anesthesia Program is the only school in the state of Maryland to offer the DNP-NA.
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
Veronica Amos, PhD, CRNA, Assistant Director
ph: (410) 706-1995
fax: (410) 706-1719
CRNA Degree offered
Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice
36 months, full time
93 credit hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at University of Maryland Nursing.
Tuition is calculated at the 2017-2018 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: $72,307.50
*Fees and expenses: $31,395
Grand Total: $103,702
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $130,618.50
*Fees and expenses: $31,395
Grand Total: $162,013
*This includes the estimated cost of books, school fees, clinical lab fees, and miscellaneous school expenses.
Please note the program does require health insurance, please see the tuition bulletin for you/your family for amounts they have to offer for insurance. They also charge a $200 simulation lab fee for each course requiring the simulation lab.
Up to 25 students
Number of Applicants
150 applications per year.
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 year. Some courses are web-based.
During the second and third years, 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 an ACEN – (formally known as NLNAC) or CCNE-accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign university.
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:
- Surgical ICU
- Cardio-Thoracic ICU
They do not accept:
- Emergency Room
- Operating Room
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
- Neonatal ICU
Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
No longer required, as of September 1, 2007
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) not required but highly recommended
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
*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 – Schools by Rank
*Please 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.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University of Maryland 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 will 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: 78% (2015) 86% (2014)
4% (Class of 2014)
3.8% over the past three years
95% (2015) 100% (Class of 2014)
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)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from: $110,000-$130,000.
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 courses as a course work only student before being accepted into a specialty.
All information given on this site about University of Maryland Nursing’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated July 17th, 2017*
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