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The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University – FranU – is one of two CRNA schools in Louisiana.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University – CRNA Program
School of Nursing
5414 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Office of Admissions
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice- Nurse Anesthesia
100 credit hours, including a final DNP project
The DNP-NA admission cycle will open January 1 and the application deadline is July 1
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Tuition is calculated at the 2020-2021 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: $96,052.00
*Fees and Total: $97,284.00
*Tuition costs do not include textbooks or any additional costs associated with this program.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
In August 2005
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Nurse Anesthesia 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.
FranU nurse anesthesia program began in 2005 and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.
The first two semesters are taught via distance education. This will help you continue working in the critical care setting.
After the first two semesters, both didactic and clinical hours.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited ACEN or CCNE accredited school of nursing college or university
Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana
Minimum of 1-year full-time experience as an RN in an adult intensive care unit (2 years preferred).
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Minimum GRE scores:
No longer required as an admissions requirement.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is encouraged; required if you’re reapplying
Must meet and comply with the DNP-NA Core Performance Standards
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Other factors considered for admission to the program:
- Emotional Intelligence assessment results
- Science grade point average
- Last 60 hours of coursework
- Clinical knowledge evaluation
- CCRN certification status
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 01/2018. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2028. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
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: 97.86% (since 2005)
First-time test takers: 96% (class of 2020)
National average (2020): 85.2%
Attrition Rate: 10% (2020)
Employment Rate: 100%
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Louisiana.
Louisiana CRNA salaries are below the U.S. average with an annual mean wage of $161,310.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study).
All information given on this site about Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University CRNA Program was taken directly from their website.
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