East Carolina Nurse Anesthesia School is one of six CRNA schools in North Carolina.
East Carolina University College of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
3112 Health Sciences Building
Greenville, NC 27858
Maura S McAuliffe, CRNA, Ph.D., FAAN, Professor and Founding Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
ph: (252) 744-6443
fax: (252) 744-6389
Nurse Anesthesia Program office
We are happy to announce that the ECU Nurse Anesthesia Program is transitioning from the Masters to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree! The first class offering the DNP will begin in May 2020. This is a full-time 36-month program of study.
Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2019. Please contact the Nurse Anesthesia Program office (252-744-6373) for details about the curriculum, application process, and to obtain an addendum application.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at East Carolina University.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2018 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 In State Tuition: $43,349
Fees and expenses: $2,835
Grand Total: $46,184
Cost of In State Tuition: $103,626
Fees and expenses: $2,835
Grand Total: $106,461
This total includes tuition, liability insurance, earpiece, SEE exam fee and textbooks. The numbers are taken directly from the school’s website.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
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The first three semesters include basic science and anesthesia courses with clinical rotations beginning in the fourth semester. Clinicals will initially be one day a week and increase to three and four weeks in the subsequent semesters.
Simulation is integrated throughout the program and their simulation lab has recently had a full technological upgrade.
CRNA Program Requirements
BSN degree from an accredited program
Current non-restricted license to practice as a registered nurse (RN), must have a North Carolina license upon admission to the program.
At least one-year adult critical care (adult ICU) experience.
Types of Adult Critical Care Experience acceptable include:
- Trauma ICU
They do not consider experience in:
- Step down units
- Post-anesthesia care units (PACU)
- Emergency Room
Undergraduate GPA 3.0
BSN GPA 3.0
Acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). They prefer applicants to have a GRE score over 300 for the combined quantitative and verbal score.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required for application
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) must have completed before admission
- CCRN – not required but recommended
- Anatomy and Physiology (within 5 years highly recommended)
- Chemistry/biochemistry (within 5 years highly recommended)
CRNA School Performance
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Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
East Carolina University Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2016. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2026. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at East Carolina University of Nurse Anesthesia
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
100% Class of 2020
0% Class of 2020
100% Class of 2020
An average nurse anesthetist salary in North Carolina
North Carolina CRNA salaries are slightly above the national average with an annual mean wage of $189,060.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is my time commitment?
Your time commitment will be approximately 40-64 hours per week. This includes study time. One hour of classroom time generates two hours or more of study time. The student should expect a rotating schedule during clinical training.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about East Carolina University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated October 7, 2020*
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