The Emory University Doctor of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia program has been eagerly anticipated and new in 2017!
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
1520 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Kelly L. Wiltse Nicely, PhD, CRNA
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia
June 1st – early admissions with interviews scheduled for July/August
September 1st – interviews scheduled for October/November
Cost of the DNP, Nurse Anesthesia at Emory University
Cost of Tuition: $176,130
Fees and Total: $184,380
+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.
10-15 students accepted annually.
CRNA Program Summary
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Emory University (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.
Academic and Clinical Experience
The DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program will give you additional knowledge and clinical experiences starting during the second semester of your first year.
You will build a professional portfolio which will include written case studies of clinical experiences that have significance for nurse anesthesia practice.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited nursing program (CCNE, NLNAC).
Current RN license. If your license is out of state, you will need to be eligible for an RN license in the state of Georgia.
A minimum of one year of current full-time critical care, but prefer 2-3 years. This experience must be completed by matriculation not application.
They do not accept:
- Cardiac Cath Lab
- Operating room
- PACU or RR
- Interventional Radiology
- Emergency Department
Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (preferred).
A graduate level statistics course must be completed prior to the start of the program.
Minimum GRE scores:
The GRE must have been completed within the last 5 years. It is recommended to have a score in the 50th percentile or above for both the verbal and a 4.0 on the analytical writing section. The GMAT will also be accepted in place of the GRE if taken within 5 years of the application deadline.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Shadowing a CRNA
It is strongly recommended that you shadow a CRNA or Anesthesiologist for a minimum of 16 hours prior to applying.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Since this program is brand new, it is not yet ranked.
*Please read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Emory University Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program was initially reviewed 05/2017. It was given 6 years’ accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2023.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Emory School of Nursing
As this is a brand new program, there are no current statistics, but we will update this information as soon as it becomes available.
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.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Georgia
Georgia CRNA salaries are slightly below the national average with an annual mean wage of $174,310.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to a 2019 study)
*This page was updated October 7, 2020.*
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