Fairfield University Ct. and Bridgeport Hospital
Nurse Anesthesia Program
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Nancy A Moriber, PhD, CRNA, APRN
ph: (203) 254-4000 ext, 3445
Bridgeport Hospital ph: (203) 384-3054
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
36 months, full time
75 semester hours
The application deadline is August 1st of each year. They will begin accepting applications for the Summer 2020 cohort starting January 1st, 2019.
Cost of Tuition: $75,000
*Fees and expenses: $7,155
Grand Total: $82,155
*This includes the cost of books, application fee, exam fees and hospital/lab fees.
Fairfield University FAQ Link
CRNA Program Summary
Academic and Clinical Experience
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BSN 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 program website
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked #17 in the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Fairfield University Ct. and Bridgeport Hospital’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2010. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2020. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Fairfield University Ct. & Bridgeport Hospital
- First-time test takers: 92% (Class of 2017)
- National average (2016): 84.5%
2% (Class of 2017)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Connecticut
Connecticut CRNA salaries tend to be slightly above the national average around $180k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $173,129 (according to a 2016 study)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from: $110,000-$130,000.
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 CT’s CRNA Program website.
*This page was updated January 15th, 2019.*
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