Creating a Site you can Trust
Now that the site is complete with all 111 CRNA Schools, my next step is to make sure that all of the current pages are up to date and 100% accurate. I will be systematically updating all current pages, but if you see a CRNA School that has undergone a major overhaul and it has not yet been updated on my site, please do not hesitate to let me know and I’ll do my best to update it right away.
Also, I’m providing these email updates for your convenience, so if there’s something you’d like for me to include or change, please let me know.
Minor Changes – Otterbein and ASU
Duke – Tuition increase for 2011-2012
Contact Information Changes
Questions and Answers from the Forum
Call me Doctor, please! (Comment on DNP change)
School Review Comments – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Otterbein CCRN Certification
preferred now required
Arkansas State University
Interviews will be held the 2nd week of April, 2011. Application must be submitted one month before interviews.
Cost of Tuition: $77,700
*Fees and expenses: $3,000
That is a tuition increase of $6,600 over the entire length of the program.
Kurt Cao, CRNA, MSNA, Program Administrator
Fax: (909) 558-0719
Loma Linda University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program received initial accreditation in January, 2011. It was given 6 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 5/2017. It did not receive the maximum of 10 years because it is a new program.
Sharon Hadenfeldt, CRNA, PhD, Program Administrator
ph: (402) 481-3194
OLOL (Our Lady Of Lourdes)
Catherine Y Morse, CRNA, Ed.D., MSN, Program Director Alice Jurski, CRNA, MSN, Assistant Program Director
ph: (856) 757-3897
fax: (856) 968-2568
fax: (919) 668-4693
I love your site – it’s become a source of concise information for me, so thank you! And I’ve been researching CRNA programs for over 4 years!!!
I just have a few questions that I thought you may be able to answer for me…
Know any “Canadian CRNAs”? Firstly, I’m Canadian; just finishing my consolidation (the last semester) of my BScN. I’m already working in the ICU unit in Toronto. I was wondering if you know of any Canadians who have taken the CRNA route – if so, what were their experiences like?
Is a Canadian BSN ok?
Also, do you know if Canadian BScN degrees are perceived differently than American BScN degrees?
Shadowing a CRNA
I’m aware that to become a CRNA means no longer working in Canada (good thing I love the U.S.!). I suppose my concern is getting the CRNA shadowing under my belt since CRNA’s essentially don’t exist in Canada. Do you know of any CRNA’s who would allow an out-of-stater to shadow them?
Which school to choose…
I’m interested in attending a school where the students obtain a very high number of clinical cases during rotation. I understand that 550 is the minimum, but I’m wondering if you know which one’s go far beyond that number? Any that double or triple 550?
Will the CRNA School I choose affect my job outcome?
Also, is there any sort of a difference in hiring depending on the school one graduated from? For instance is there a difference in salary or likelihood of being hired if one graduated from say, Columbia University versus Barry University?
Medical School CRNA Program
And lastly, are there disadvantages/advantages to attending a medical school that offers the CRNA program? I’ve heard of students becoming discouraged due to “fighting” for clinical placements with residents. I’m wondering how much of a con that really is considering one would be gaining a more medical education…
Ok, I think that’s about it for now!! I hope you can answer some of these questions for me!
Thanks so much for you time Joy!
1. I don’t know any Canadian CRNAs.
2. I’m not sure if the Canadian BScN is perceived differently. I do know that you’ll need to have your transcripts evaluated to translate your credits into US equivalents. (I recommend wes.org)
3. … no… don’t know any CRNAs you can shadow.
4. The school you graduate from will not greatly affect where you can get a job. There is a high demand for CRNAs, so your “pedigree” will not make a big difference. Salary does differ by state, but that is unaffected by the CRNA school you graduate from.
5. Just because you go to a “medical” CRNA program, doesn’t mean you’ll be getting a more medical education. From what I’ve heard, it’s more of a “con” than a “pro”… but you may want to look into it more.
Sorry I haven’t been more helpful.
Anyone else have better answers for Jen??? Feel free to add your experience and advice, as mine is somewhat limited.
Feb 24, 2011
by Lee (Houston, TX USA)
Whilst some may feel it is deceptive to call yourself doctor when you are a DNP, the fact is that you will be treated with more respect by patients and families alike if you are seen as a “doctor” administering anesthesia vs a nurse administering anesthesia. It all boils down to perception, doctors are trusted more by patients than nurses are.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Feb 27, 2011
Reply to Anonymous
Not associated with UAB CRNA program, but am a physician at UAB. Have never experienced, witnessed, or heard mention of discrimination of any sort at UAB hospital in my 4 years here.
Suggest to Anonymous to stop looking for ways to cry foul over race and rather put that much or more effort in actually excelling in your studies and clinically duties. Highly doubt program is looking to fail their “token” minorities.
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