The University of Scranton & Commonwealth Health is one of thirteen CRNA schools in Pennsylvania.
University of Scranton
& Commonwealth Health
School of Nurse Anesthesia
575 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764
Caroline L Raskiewicz, CRNA, BSBA, Associate Director
ph: (570) 552-3680
fax: (570) 552-3697
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science with a Major in Nursing, Post-Master's Certificate
25 months, full time
60 credit hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at University of Scranton.
Please note that 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 Tuition: $53,220
Fees and expenses: $8,000
Grand Total: $61,220
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that University of Scranton’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 conclusion of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
In this integrated program, you’ll begin your clinical experience in the first semester. As the program progresses, your class load will diminish as your clinical experience increases.
Also, in this nurse anesthesia school, you will have the option of doing a thesis. Everyone is required to complete a capstone comprehensive final exam, but if you’re not a fan of writing research papers, this may be the 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 Scranton University compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
Be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Pennsylvania
Minimum of one year of recent critical care nursing experience.
Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or other evidence of ability to complete successfully a graduate program such as grades in other post-baccalaureate courses
Graduate School Entrance Exam scores
You are requested submit official GRE test scores if your cumulative GPA is below 3.0.
TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test) and Certification of Finances
Undergraduate Course Prerequisites
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
This Nurse Anesthesia Program received a score of less than 2.0 out of 5.0 and is considered “less than adequate” by US News and World Report. It received no rank.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Scranton Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2002. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2012. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania CRNA salaries are a little lower than the national average and range from $130k to $150k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
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All information given on this site about University of Scranton’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated October 12th, 2012.*