The Excela Health School of Anesthesia is one of twelve CRNA schools in Pennsylvania.
Excela Health School of Anesthesia
Saint Vincent College
One Mellon Way
Latrobe, PA 15650
532 West Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
Michael A. DeBroeck, CRNA, DNP, Director
ph: (724) 537-2638
fax: (724) 539-7608
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
36 months, full time
91 credit hours
The Excela Health School of Anesthesia is currently accepting applications for the DNAP Entry class beginning in January of 2022. The deadline has been changed for receipt of applications to January 15, 2021.
Tuition is calculated at the 2015-2016 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: $104,868
Fees and expenses: $3,400
*Grand Total: $108,268
*This includes the cost of books, supplies, test fees, and miscellaneous school expenses.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
Excela Health School of Anesthesia graduated its first class in 1955.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Excela Health School of Anesthesia’s 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.
CRNA Program Structure
The Excela Health School of Anesthesia program, in conjunction with Saint Vincent College, is a front-loaded curriculum where you’ll spend your first year immersed in didactic study. You will begin your clinical practicum during the second year and both clinical learning and didactic instruction will continue throughout the program.
Your clinical rotations will take place in as many as 20 affiliate sites in the tri-state area. During clinicals, you will gain experience in the administration of general, regional, and IV sedation to patients of all acuities and ages.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing OR a diploma or associate degree in nursing plus a baccalaureate degree other than a BSN, providing the program considers it appropriate.
Current Registered Nurse license
Minimum of one year of nursing experience in an acute care setting.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
- CCU (Coronary Care Unit)
- ER (Emergency Room – Level One Trauma Only)
- PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)
- Neonatal ICU
- Pediatric ICU
- Trauma ICU
- Surgical ICU
Overall GPA of 3.0 or above in your undergraduate degree.
Minimum GRE scores:
GRE is NOT required but preferred.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Preferred and must be obtained prior to clinicals if accepted)
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked #47 for the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Excela Health School of Anesthesia Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2018. It was given ten years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2028. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Excela Health School of Anesthesia
As the DNAP is a 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 Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania CRNA salaries are a little lower than the national average with an annual mean wage of $174,240.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study)
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about Excela CRNA was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated October 9, 2020.*
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