The Albany Medical’s CRNA program was ranked #7 in 2011.
Recently approved, the new DNP program becomes available in June 2021.
Albany Medical College
Albany Medical College
Center for Nurse Anesthesiology, MC-68
16 New Scotland Avenue, Suite 303
Albany, New York 12208
Jodi M. Della Rocca, CRNA, PhD
Center Director and Associate Professor
Giovanna Mahar, CRNA, DNAP
Assistant Center Director & Assistant Professor
ph: (518) 262-4303
fax: (518) 262-5170
email: [email protected]
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science
* Plans for transition to DNAP program is scheduled to enroll its first cohort on June 2021.
36 months, full time
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Albany Medical College. Tuition is calculated at the 2019-2020 rate and projected from Master’s program. 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: $92,070
*Fees and Total: $105,474
*This includes the application fee, cost of books, licensing, and test fees.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Albany Medical College 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.
New DNP program curriculum is not provided yet on Albany Medical College Website.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Albany Medical College compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
As this is a brand new program, available in June 2021, the requirements have not been updated yet, but we will update this information as soon as it becomes available. The following requirements reflect the Master’s program requirements to give an idea of the current program.
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or appropriate science degree. (Examples of an appropriate science degree include Chemistry, Biology, and Physics).
A graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Verification of initial and Massachusetts RN license prior to the start of the program.
Minimum of two years recent (within five years preferred) experience as a registered professional nurse (RN) in a critical care area.
Acceptable critical care experience in order of preference includes:
- Surgical ICU
- Post-Open Heart
- Coronary Care Unit
- Medical ICU
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
- Pediatric ICU
- Neonatal ICU
Other experience types will be considered if they involved:
- Critical decision making
- Psychomotor skills
- Invasive monitoring
- Critical care pharmacology
A minimum GPA of 3.0.
Minimum GRE scores:
Complete the GRE. Scores that are greater or equal to 150 in the verbal and 3.5 in analytical will make you more competitive.
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse)
CRNA Educational Requirements*
- Research Methods
- Organic Chemistry
Shadow a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in an operating room (OR) setting.
*See their admissions website for details about the requirements.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked #16 in the 2015 graduating class.
*Please read the disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Albany Medical College Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2019. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2029. This shows that the program is very stable.
Since DNP is a new program open this June 2021, the rates below reflect last graduating class of Master’s program, to give a good idea of the school’s track record.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Albany Medical College
First-time test takers: 73% (2020)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in New York
New York CRNA salaries are higher than the national average around $217,050.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study)
*This page was updated May 11th, 2021*
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