Webster University is one of four CRNA schools in Missouri. They are in the process of transitioning to a DNAP program and were approved for accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) in May 2017.
Webster University St Louis MO
Webster Hall Room 215
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
Jill M Stulce, PhD, CRNA, Program Director
ph: (314) 246-7846
Program Admissions Contact
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Loretto Hall 163
Ph: (314) 246-7109
Please contact the Program Admissions first with questions.
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia and transitioning to DNAP for 2018.
30 months, full-time
Cost of CRNA School at Webster University St Louis MO. Cost is for the entire length of the program. Tuition is calculated at the Class of 2017 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: $71,305
*Fees and expenses: $12,655
Grand Total: $83,960
*Fees and expenses include school fees, graduation fee, application fee and the estimated cost of textbooks.
Number of Applicants
60-80 applicants each year. 40-45 of those applicants are invited for an interview.
In this integrated program, coursework and clinical experience are simultaneous for the majority of the program.
Two months into the program at Webster University St Louis MO, you’ll begin clinical rotations. During this first year, you’ll be in class Monday through Thursday (full days) with clinicals on Fridays.
During the second year, you’ll have class two days a week with 3 days spent in clinicals.
The last year, you’ll have one day of class and 4 days of clinicals. You will also take “call” in the latter part of the program.
Of their 10 clinical sites, 4 are outside of St. Louis (Still in MO). All students are required to do at least one rotation (9-week term) in one of the rural locations.
These clinical sites provide a wide range of anesthesia experience and include major medical centers, private-practice urban facilities, outpatient centers, and rural locations.
As evidenced by accepting employment at affiliated clinical institutions, their students like their clinical education facilities. Of those who stayed in geographic locations where they have affiliations, nearly 80% accepted employment at clinical affiliates. Employer surveys are very positive.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field from an accredited college or university. You must also be a nurse, whether through a 2-year, 4-year, or accelerated program.
Hold a current RN license in the state of Missouri (if you live outside Missouri and you are accepted, you’ll need to get a current RN license in Missouri before classes begin).
A minimum of one year of experience in an acute-care setting (2 years is preferred). The most competitive applicants will have 1.5+ years ICU experience in adult care.
Unless a significant amount of your acute care experience was in an ICU setting, you will not be considered a competitive applicant (If most of your experience is in OR or ER, you’ll need to get ICU experience before applying).
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate studies, or evidence of outstanding postgraduate academic achievement.
GRE is not required.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) – strongly recommended
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) – strongly recommended
Recommended Science Courses
These classes are required for the DNAP program beginning in 2018 and must have been completed within the last 5 years.
- Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and/or Bio-Chemistry
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 70 for the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Webster University St Louis MO’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2011. It was given 8 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 2019.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Webster University St Louis MO
- First-time test takers: 100% (class of 2016)
- National average (2015): 85%
0% (Class of 2016)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Missouri
Missouri CRNA salaries average around $156k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $173,129 (according to a 2016 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
How do I know if I am a good fit for Webster University St Louis MO’s Nurse Anesthesia program?
“Webster’s Nurse Anesthetist program is strongly rooted in the basic sciences, which is why the program resides in Webster’s Department of Biological Sciences.
Students who will be most successful in the program will have a strong and recent (within the last 5-6 years) academic background in courses such as chemistry, physics, organic chemistry, and biochemistry.
The most successful students will also have a strong professional background as a registered nurse in an acute care setting, often obtained by working in an ICU.”
Can students work while they’re in the program?
“[They] do not encourage students to work while they are in the Nurse Anesthetist program. Between clinical hours and the academic rigor of the program, students would find it difficult to work. Weekends are usually spared for study and family time.”
All information given on this site about Webster University St Louis MO’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated August 21st, 2017.*
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