InterAmerican University is one of three CRNA schools in Puerto Rico.
P.O. Box 4050
Arecibo, PR 00614-4050
Josué Ramos, MS, CRNA, Director
Phone Ext: 3501
Phone Ext: 3502
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Anesthesia
28 months – full time; 40 Months – part-time
March 15th – Interviews in April
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at InterAmerican University
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2016-2017 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: $18,000
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’s 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.
You’ll spend your 28 months in an integrated program. You will need to be proficient in writing and speaking English 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 Anatomy 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 program website
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
This program was ranked #86 for the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
InterAmerican University’s Program was last reviewed 5/2015. It was given 6 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 5/2021.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at InterAmerican University
- First-time test takers: 61% (2016)
- National average (2016): 84.5%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
Puerto Rico CRNA salaries are below the US national average with an annual mean wage of $60,160.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $169,450 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 study).
Frequently Asked Question
What is the time commitment?
You can expect a time commitment of 60 hours a week with 10 days of vacation over the 4 semester time period.
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.
*This page was updated August 31st, 2018.*
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