This page was last updated in 2022.
InterAmerican University is one of three CRNA schools in Puerto Rico.
Nurse Anesthetist Program
P.O. Box 4050
Arecibo, PR 00614-4050
Ivan Molina, EdDs, CRNA, Director
Phone Ext: 3501
Administrative Asistant II
The program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctorate Nurse Anesthetic Practice (DNAP) degree in January 2022. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in August 2022.
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Anesthesia
28 months – full time; 40 Months – part-time
March 15th – Interviews in April
Entire Cost of CRNA School for InterAmerican University Nurse Anesthetist Program.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2020-2021 rates. 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.
Grand Total: $14,092
This total was taken directly from their program brochure which state the total amount covers tuition, university fees, textbook, insurance, certification fees and student membership. This amount is subject to change.
InterAmerican University program brochure
Number of Applicants
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the InterAmerican University Nurse Anesthetist 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.
You’ll spend your 28 months in an integrated program. You will need to be proficient in writing and Spanish.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Baccalaureate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution.
Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in Puerto Rico before starting the program.
1-year of full-time critical care experience as an RN.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in the last 60 credit hours of academic work
GRE, EXADEP, MAT or GMAT are all accepted. The test needs to have been taken within the last 5 years.
You will need to be able to pass an English test with at least a 75%.
Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite undergraduate courses with a “B” or better:
- General Chemistry (at least 3 hours with a lab)
Be able to pass a test in English and Physiology with at least a 75%. If unable to pass the two tests you will need to complete:
- BIOL 3106: Anatomy and Physiology
- ENGL 397E: Special Topic course in the English area
InterAmerican University Nurse Anesthetist Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
InterAmerican University’s Program was last reviewed 5/2015. It was given 5 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2021.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at InterAmerican University
First-time test takers: 82.0%
National average (2020): 85.2%
Attrition Rate: 16% (2020)
CRNA Employment Rate: 99% (2020)
Puerto Rico CRNA salaries are below the US national average with an annual mean wage of $55,250.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study).
Frequently Asked Question
What is the time commitment?
You can expect a time commitment of 64 hours a week . Vacation and leave the first two semesters follows the University calendar; thereafter, two weeks is allowed during the total four clinical semesters. Students are expected to work several of the major holidays.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about InterAmerican University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
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