This page was last updated in 2022.
Michigan’s State University is one of five CRNA schools in Michigan.
Michigan State University
Nurse Anesthesia Program
College of Nursing
Life Sciences Building A 120
1355 Bogue St
East Lansing, MI 48824
Gayle Lourens, DNP, CRNA
Office Phone: (517) 432-8163
CRNA Degree offered
36 months, full time
92 Credit hours.
Applications will open on May 1st and the deadline is June 30th.
Entire Cost of CRNA School for Michigan State University Nurse Anesthetist 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:$75,187
*Fees and Total In State: $78,467
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $147,729
*Fees and Total Out State: $151,009
*This includes the estimated cost of books and application fee.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Michigan State 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.
Michigan State University’s CRNA program began in January of 2008. The new DNP program has been approved in 2018.
The structure of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
“The BSN-DNP nurse anesthesia program is a full-time, 36-month program. The program has transitioned to the doctorate as the entry into practice degree. The MSN is no longer available in Nurse Anesthesia. All Nurse Anesthesia students attend full-time. Once admitted, students can choose to take core classes prior to starting the program. The cost of these classes is outside of the block tuition (MSU tuition rates), and class offerings vary.
The program is structured into two phases. The first phase is front-loaded, meaning that the first two semesters include foundational coursework. Students begin clinical emersion during the 3rd semester (see plan of study). The number of days spent on campus varies by semester. Students are typically on campus 1-2 days per week. Several of the core classes are delivered online.
The time commitment varies by semester. On average, students report a 60-or-more hour per week commitment. This includes time spent in class, clinical, clinical preparation and study.”
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required from an accredited college or university.
Unrestricted Registered Nurse License
One year of current full-time clinical experience or equivalent as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit is required for the Nurse Anesthesia concentration. Average experience of accepted students (2018 class) is 3.2 years of experience (1.5 – 13 years).
3.0 minimum. Average GPA of incoming students (for the 2018 class) is 3.67.
Minimum GRE scores:
GRE is not required.
On criteria basis, “If the applicant’s native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum average score of 550, no sub-score below 52 on the paper-based test (PBT). If the applicant completes the Internet-based test (iBT), no sub-score below 19 for reading, listening and a minimum average score of 80.”
CRNA Educational Prerequisites
- 3 units of Statistics (undergraduate or graduate) with a B or better in the last 5 years
Michigan State University Nurse Anesthetist Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Michigan State University Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2013. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2023.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Michigan State University
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: 92% (2020)
National average: 85.2% (2020)
Attrition Rate: 0% (2020)
CRNA Employment Rate: 100% (2020)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Michigan State University Nurse Anesthetist Program, Michigan
Michigan CRNA salaries are above the national average around $199,870.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to a 2020 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to work during the program?
Some students are able to work part-time or per diem during the first two or three semesters of the program.