Last updated in 2022
Geisinger Nurse Anesthesia Program opened in August 2009, replacing one that closed down about ten years ago. This time, they offer their program in conjunction with the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Geisinger Health System
With Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Nurse Anesthesia Program
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
Debra Minzola, Ph.D., MSN, CRNA, Program Director
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice
36 months, full time
101 credit hours
Interview will be conducted during April.
Entire Cost of CRNA School for Geisinger Nurse Anesthesia Program.
Tuition is calculated at the 2021-2022 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 In State Tuition: $79,992
*Fees and Total: $103,550
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $87,971
*Fees and Total: $101,732
*This includes the cost of application fee, health insurance, books, recreational fee, student union operations fee, transportation fee and miscellaneous school expenses.
12 students are admitted each year
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
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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.
Students will spend the first fall and physics as they relate to the administration of anesthesia.
Students are placed in a variety of settings as appropriate to the clinical course objectives and the individual student. Attention is given to selecting clinical sites relatively close to the student’s place of residence insofar as possible.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) from a nationally accredited school.
Current, unencumbered Pennsylvania professional nursing license.
One year of recent experience in critical care nursing
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- CCU (Coronary Care Unit)
- Pediatric ICU
- Neonatal ICU
Do not qualify towards critical care experience requirement the following:
- Life Flight
- Recovery Room
Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2
Minimum GRE scores:
Graduate Record Exam is not required
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 590 (paper-based); 100 (internet based); 243 (computer-based); or the Test of Spoken English (where available) is required of all international students.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (Certification in Critical Care Nursing) – Mandatory
- Chemistry with a Lab Component (Organic Preferred)
- Health Assessment
shadow a CRNA for a minimum of 8 hours, with verification.
Geisinger Nurse Anesthesia Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Geisinger Nurse Anesthesia Program Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2015. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2025.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Geisinger Health System with Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
First-time test takers: 82% (2021)
National average: 85.2% (2021)
Attrition Rate: 9% (2021)
CRNA Employment Rate: 100% (2021)
The rates are based on Nurse Anesthesia MSN program.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania CRNA salaries are lower than the national average with an annual mean wage of $185,090.
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 Geisinger Nurse Anesthesia Program was taken directly from their website.
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