Last updated in 2022
Drexel University is one of 12 CRNA schools in Pennsylvania.
Drexel University DNP-Nurse Anesthesia Program
1601 Cherry St 3 Parkway Building 6th Floor MS 61051
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Lewis Bennett, CRNA, DNP, Program Director
ph: (267) 359-5784
fax: (267) 359-5735
email: [email protected]
Kristen Connolly, Assistant Clinical Professor
Email: [email protected]
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA)
39 months (Full time)
135 (Quarter credit)
Entire Cost of CRNA School for Drexel University PA Nurse Anesthesia Program.
Tuition is calculated at the 2021-2022 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: $1,40,670
*Fees and Total: $1,49,125
*This includes the cost of fees, books and miscellaneous school expenses.
20 (Based on previous MSN program)
Number of Applicants
approximately 170 (Based on previous MSN program)
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Drexel University’s 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.
The program is integrated, offering clinical and didactic education concurrently throughout the program.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Drexel University PA compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
BSN or MSN with a major in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
Licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
A minimum of two years recent full-time critical care experience with:
- Critically ill and unstable patients
- Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
- Ventilatory care
- Pharmacologic management
Preferred areas include:
- Coronary Intensive Care
- SICU (Surgical Intensive Care)
- MICU (Medical Intensive Care)
- CVICU (Cardiovascular Intensive Care)
- PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)
- Level I Emergency/Trauma Unit are also acceptable
You can apply to the department if you are currently employed in critical care and will have the necessary two years of full-time experience before the start of the program.
Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required for both Post-BSN and Post-MSN applicants.
For United States applicants, who have scored GPA greater than 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in BSN/MSN and general science program are eligible to have the GRE requirement waived.
Minimum TOEFL scores: 90/577/233
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
Drexel University PA Nurse Anesthesia Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Drexel University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in 2021. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation standards. The next scheduled review will be in 2031.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Drexel University PA
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.
First time test takers: 94% (MSN class of 2021)
National average : 85.2% (2020)
Attrition Rate: 5% (May 2021)
Employment Rate within six months: 100% (2021 MSN graduates)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania CRNA salaries are just slightly lower than the national average with an annual mean wage of $185,090.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study).
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about Drexel University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
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