Augusta University is one of two CRNA school in Georgia. They have recently transitioned to a DNP program as of June 2017.
Augusta University, Anesthesia Program
987 St. Sebastian Way, EC 5517
Augusta, GA 30912
DNP, CRNA Program Director
Phone: (706) 721-9558
CRNA Degree offered
DNP Nursing Anesthesia Program
36 months/nine semesters
113 credit hours
March 1st, 2018 for admission in the Spring 2019 cohort.
Your application must be verified by NursingCAS and all supporting documentation received by August 31st for an application to be considered complete.
Cost of CRNA School at Augusta University Nursing Anesthesia Program Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2016-2017 rate. Tuition at most schools increases each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is slightly higher than what is shown here.
Cost of In-State Tuition: $80,347
*Fees and expenses: $6,113
+ Grand Total: $86,460
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $160,500
*Fees and expenses: $6,210
+Grand Total: $166,710
*Fees and expenses include an estimated cost of books, lab fees, and other misc. school fees*
+This total does not include out of pocket expenses such as housing and clinical travel. The inclusion of these expenses could add an additional $70,000 to the total. In an attempt to keep costs consistent across schools, I have chosen to omit living and travel expenses from all tuition calculations.
Academic and Clinical Experience
In this front-loaded nurse anesthetist program, your first four semesters will include didactic, during which you’ll gain experience in the human patient simulation lab.
At Augusta University, your clinical experience will take place in more than twenty healthcare sites across Georgia.
At these various clinical sites, you’ll administer sedation, regional and general anesthesia to pediatric and adult patients for a wide variety of surgical specialties.
By the time you graduate Augusta University CRNA Program, you’ll have administered 800+ anesthetics during at least 2,000 clinical hours.
CRNA Program Requirements
And/or Masters in Nursing
Current RN license in the U.S. You’ll need a Georgia RN license before enrollment.
Minimum of 1-year full-time critical care (intensive care unit only ) RN experience within the past 3 years but at least 2 years of experience is recommended.
They do NOT accept:
- PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit)
- OR (Operating Room)
- ER (Emergency Room)
- Telemetry step down units
3.0 minimum but recommend a 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
Minimum GRE scores:
GRE score of 290 or higher (sum of verbal and quantitative scores) taken within the last 5 years but it is recommended to have a minimum of 300.
Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 Internet-based, if applicable.
Graduate students can submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US college or university where English is the language of instruction if they wish to be exempted from the TOEFL requirement.
CRNA Educational Requirements
- Chemistry with a “B” or better within the last 5 years (may be at the undergraduate or graduate level)
- Completion of a 3 credit hour undergraduate or graduate statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of “B” or better.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 42 out of 86 with data taken from the 2015 MSN graduating class.
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Augusta University’s DNP-NA Program was last reviewed 05/2017 and is currently set to be reviewed again in 2022.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Augusta University Anesthesia Program
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 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.
Pass rate on the national certification exam
First-time test takers: 93% (2018)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Georgia
Georgia CRNA salaries are below the national average around $130k.
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.
*This page was updated April 4, 2019*
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