LLU School of Nursing
11262 Campus Street
Loma Linda, California 92350
Kurt Cao, CRNA, MSNA, Program Administrator
Contact: Jasmine Herrera
Director, Graduate Admissions & Retention
Phone: (909) 558-4923
CRNA Degree offered
BS to DNP
39 months, full time
148 quarter units
The application period is from September 1 – December 15. Priority admission deadline is November 1.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Loma Linda University.
Tuition is calculated at the 2018-2019 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: $121,360
Fees and expenses: $16,912
Grand Total: $138,272
Fees and expenses: quarterly fee, textbooks, clinical fees, application fee AND Certification Exam fee, AANA membership fee, housing for out of town clinical. Note, these last three items are normally not covered by the fees and tuition so take that into account when comparing with other school tuitions.
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CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Loma Linda University’s 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.
The nurse anesthesia program consists of a didactically front-loaded 39-month graduate curriculum.
The program is fully accredited by the COA as a Distance Education Program and has been designed to take advantage of available distance education technologies to enhance curriculum effectiveness and flexibility. Courses are delivered via both traditional classroom and hybrid distance education formats.
The first year of the program is entirely hybrid in design, requiring minimal student on-campus attendance. The remainder of the program follows a more traditional format, utilizing distance education technologies to enhance course effectiveness.
Located across the street from the School of Nursing, the Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) is an approximately 900-bed tertiary-care teaching hospital.
The Medical Center is the site for many of the clinical experiences, internships, and educational opportunities available to students at Loma Linda University.
Clinical rotations at LLU also include the Children’s Hospital, Medical Center East Campus, Heart and Surgical Hospital, and the Outpatient Surgical Center.
As a level one regional trauma and health care center, Loma Linda University Medical Center operates some of the largest clinical programs in the United States.
For clinical enrichment, students will rotate at several other local medical centers.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited program.
RN licensure; RN in California before matriculation
Minimum 1 year, full-time adult critical care RN experience (in the U.S.) at time of matriculation (excluding orientation).
A critical care area is defined as one where, on a routine basis, the registered professional nurse manages one or more of the following: invasive hemodynamic monitors (such as pulmonary artery catheter, CVP, arterial); cardiac assist devices; mechanical ventilation; and vasoactive infusions. Examples of critical care units may include but are not limited to Surgical Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic Intensive care, Coronary Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care.
Those who have experiences in other areas may be considered provided they can demonstrate competence with managing unstable patients, invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for science prerequisites
GRE is not required.
International applicants must submit a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- *CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is recommended.
- Shadow a CRNA: An 8-hour clinical observation with a CRNA is recommended. No official documentation required.
- You will have to submit three recommendations, one of those recommendations needs to come from a spiritual advisor or pastor.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
This Nurse Anesthesia Program is not currently ranked.
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Loma Linda University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program was reviewed in May 2017. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 5/2027. It received the maximum of 10 years and is considered a very stable program.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Loma Linda University
- First-time test takers: 100% (2017)
- National average (2017): 82.6%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in California
California CRNA salaries are among the highest in the US, mostly because of the higher cost of living. CRNA Salaries have an annual mean wage of $217,230.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $169,450 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 study).
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Due to the rigorous nature of the nurse anesthesia program, employment is discouraged. To promote patient safety and student well being, the student is not permitted to work within ten hours of the start of a clinical shift. The program forbids the employment of students as nurse anesthetists by title or function while enrolled in the program.
If I am accepted into the program, will I be required to make a deposit to hold my position?
Yes. The deposit is $1,000 which will go towards your tuition.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about Loma Linda University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated February 15, 2019*
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