Antillean University is one of three CRNA schools in Puerto Rico. It is also the newest of CRNA schools to be accredited by the COA.
Antillean Adventist University
PO Box 118
Mayaguez, PR 00681
Yoalis Cardona, Program Administrator
Phone: 787-834-9595 ext. 2444
Aida Fernández, Assistant Program Administrator
Phone: 787-834-9595 ext. 2445
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialty in Anesthesia
* The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) with a specialty in Nurse Anesthesia degree in August 2019. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in August 2020.
24 months – full time
March 15th – Interviews in April
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Antillean Adventist University
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2017-2018 rates. 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.
Tuition Total: $26,000
This includes $200 x 65 hours, application fee, graduation exam, regular graduation, textbooks, comprehensive exams and technology fees.
Number of Applicants
They will interview 40 strong applicants.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Antillean Adventist University’s 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.
You’ll spend your 24 months in an integrated program. You will need to be proficient in writing and speaking English and Spanish.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Baccalaureate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in Puerto Rico.
1-year full-time critical care experience as an RN.
- Surgical Intensive Care
- Cardiothoracic Intensive care
- Coronary Intensive Care
- Medical Intensive Care
- Pediatric Intensive Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care
Those who have experiences in other areas may be considered if they can demonstrate competence in managing unstable patients, invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.
GRE or EXADEP are accepted, received minimum scores.
Have taken the LOEP or TOEFL test and received minimum scores.
Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite undergraduate courses:
- General Chemistry or Principles of Chemistry (3 credits with a lab)
Current membership of the College of Nursing Professionals of Puerto Rico (CPEPR).
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
This program started in 2015.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
InterAmerican University’s Program was initially reviewed 10/2015. With a given 6 years accreditation, it will be reviewed again 10/2021.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Antillean Adventist University
Last Graduating Class: 42%
Last Graduating Class: 12%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
Last Graduating Class: 86%
Puerto Rico CRNA salaries are below the national average with an annual mean wage of $57,810.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $174,790 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 study)
All information given on this site about Antillean Adventist University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated November 7, 2019*
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