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Fairfield University is one of four CRNA schools in Connecticut.
Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital
Nurse Anesthetist Program
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Nancy A Moriber, PhD, CRNA, APRN
ph: (203) 254-4000 ext, 3445
Email: [email protected]
Bridgeport Hospital ph: (203) 384-3054
Office Graduate Admission ph: (203) 254-4184 ; email: [email protected]
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
36 months, full time
77 credit Hours
The application deadline is August 1st of each year.
Entire Cost of CRNA School for Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthetist Program.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. This tuition is for the 2020-2021 school year.
Cost of Tuition: $83,160
*Fees and Total: $88,065
*This includes the cost of books, application fee, exam fees and hospital/lab fees.
CRNA Program Summary
Academic 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.
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CRNA Program Requirements
applicants for the DNP at Fairfield must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent).
RN license to practice in the US at the time of application, a Connecticut RN license will be required upon admission.
One year of RN critical care experience. The one year of critical care experience must be within 5 years of the application date.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- Surgical ICU
- Cardio-Thoracic ICU
- Medical ICU
- Critical Care Unit
- Neonatal ICU
- Pediatric ICU
The following experience is reviewed on a case by case basis:
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
- Neurosurgical ICU
The following experience is NOT accepted
- Step-down units
- Emergency Room
Cumulative undergraduate 3.0, Science GPA of 3.0
No longer required
All international students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based test or 80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) are strongly recommended for admission to the graduate school.
- BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
CRNA Educational Requirements
- Biology (Anatomy and Physiology) – 2 semesters
- Chemistry – at least 1 semester
- Microbiology – 1 semester
- College Math – 1 semester
- Physics – strongly recommended
Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthetist Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Fairfield University Ct. and will be reviewed again 10/2020. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthetist Program
First-time test takers: 100% (Class of 2021)
National average (2020): 85.2%
Attrition Rate: 4% (Class of 2021)
CRNA Employment Rate: 100% (Latest)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthetist Program, Connecticut
Connecticut CRNA salaries are highly above the national average around $217,360.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Due to the heavy time commitment, the program discourages student employment.
All information was taken from Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthetist Program.
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