Barnes Jewish College Nurse Anesthetist School
Goldfarb School of Nursing at
Barnes Jewish College
Nurse Anesthesia Program
4483 Duncan Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Bernadette Henrichs, Ph.D., CRNA, CCRN, Program Director
ph: (314) 454-8910
fax: (314) 362-4870
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia
28 months, full time
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Goldfarb School of Nursing.
This tuition is calculated as of 2018. It is the estimated cost for the entire duration of the program.
Cost of Tuition: $88,828
Fees and expenses: $3,135
*Grand Total: $91,963
*The cost includes tuition and fees, textbooks, equipment, AANA student membership, as well as fees for a background check, drug screening, graduation, the national certification exam and self-evaluation exam. There may be additional costs not included in this list and costs are subject to change. (From the Nurse Anesthesia Expenses Overview page.)
Number of Applicants
10 applications are received for each position available for admission and approximately 20 to 30 candidates are interviewed per class.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Goldfarb School of Nursing’s CRNA 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.
Goldfarb School of Nursing is located on the campus of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In 2007, Barnes Jewish College’s brand new 105,000 square foot building was complete. As a student here, you will enjoy their new state-of-the-art classrooms and lecture halls, as well as numerous other benefits of a modern building.
In preparation for your clinical experience, you will benefit from its Clinical Simulation Institute with six patient simulation labs and two exam rooms. These will provide high-tech, advanced nursing care experiences.
The CRNA program is a hybrid of front-loaded vs. integrated. You’ll spend the first two terms (there are three terms per year) in the classroom. During terms three-four, you’ll begin your clinical experience three days a week, while taking a lighter class load.
During your fifth term, you’ll move to four clinical days a week, then finally five days a week for your last two terms.
You’ll gain a wide range of clinical experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the adult and pediatric teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Goldfarb School of Nursing compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Current proof of RN license.
A minimum of one year of RN experience in an ICU setting.
Highest priority is given to applicants with the most recent experience in high acuity environments and a broad base of adult invasive hemodynamic and ventilator monitoring and management.
Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
Minimum GRE scores:
The Graduate Record Exam is not required.
International Students – iBT
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) is recommended. The score requirement for the IBT is 85, with minimum scores of 21 for reading and 23 for writing. The score requirement for the computer-based test is 240, with a minimum score of 4.5 on the Test of Written English. The score requirement for the paper-based test is 575.
TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test and 213 on the computer-based test (required only for applicants whose native language is not English)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- *PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (not required but highly recommended)
*must be completed by the end of the second semester
Course Prerequisites – 3 credits each in the following undergraduate classes:
- Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
- Physics (algebra-based)
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Health Assessment
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
Ranked #2 for the 2015 graduating class!
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Goldfarb School of Nursing Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2015. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2025.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Goldfarb School of Nursing CRNA Program
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: 97.2% (2017)
- National average first-time test takers: 82.6% (2017)
0% (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Missouri
Missouri CRNA salaries are slightly below the national average with an annual mean wage of $151,680.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $169,450 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 study).
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about Goldfarb School of Nursing’s CRNA Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated May 31st, 2018*
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