They have recently transitioned to the DNAP Program which began in January 2018!
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia is a Seventh Day Adventist Christian Educational Environment.
MTSA Nurse Anesthetist School
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
315 Hospital Drive
Madison, TN 37115
Chris Hulin, CRNA, MSN, MBA, MS, DNP
Sole Authority Chief Executive Officer
Phone/Fax: (615) 732-7841
Email: [email protected]
Rusty Gentry, DNAP, CRNA
Phone/Fax: (615) 732-7664
Email: [email protected]
Coordinator, Admissions & Recruitment
Phone/Fax: (615) 732-7662
email: [email protected]
36 months, full-time
124 semester hours
You must apply through NursingCAS and the application opens on March 1st.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.
Tuition is calculated at the class of 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 Tuition: $97,335
*Fees and Total: $102,998
*This includes the cost of books and supplies.
**MTSA incorporates a Senior elective clinical experience during the final three months of the program, in which each student must participate. The cost for this clinical experience is included in the tuition fee schedule.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia 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 first semester is completed entirely online. After that, students will be expected to reside in Tennessee, near the school, for classes on campus.
Semester two will begin in May and held on campus. You will be in the classroom or Simulation lab Monday through Thursday.
Semester three is when you will begin clinicals on an every other morning basis. You will continue with coursework Monday through Thursday during semesters three through five as well as having clinical hours assigned.
Semesters six through nine will consist of clinicals every day, as assigned. During this time, you will also complete your Doctoral Scholarly Project.
CRNA Program Requirements
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or related Science (if not in Nursing, must have additional 15 semester hours of biophysical sciences above nursing degree.)
Current Nursing License
A minimum of 1.5 years of experience beyond orientation in an adult critical care area as a Registered Nurse. This experience must be completed by the time of enrollment (not by the time of the interview). CCRN is required for every applicant.
Highest priority is given to applicants who have the most recent work in high acuity, large hospital ICU/CCU settings where a broad base of invasive hemodynamic monitoring experience, management of ventilated patients, and administration of frequently-titrated vasoactive drugs in the care of adult patients are likely.
Examples of acceptable critical care experience include:
- Surgical ICU
- Neuro ICU
- Cardio Vascular ICU
- Coronary Care Unit
- Trauma ICU
A mix of neonatal/pediatric and adult ICU experience may be accepted; however, as most patients cared for in the anesthesia educational program are adults, adult ICU experience is expected.
ER experience will only be considered if the candidate can demonstrate they frequently care for a patient for an extended period of each shift with invasive monitors in this setting.
New RN graduates (graduation in the past year) who are currently working in critical care positions, and who will have met the one year of experience requirement (excluding orientation periods) prior to actual enrollment, are welcome to apply.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and cumulative science degree of 3.0. The average cumulative GPA of accepted applicants is 3.4.
Minimum GRE scores:
GRE is required but there is not a minimum GRE score requirement, but average minimums to be competitive are V150, Q150, A3.5. The GRE is waived if you have a previous Masters or Doctoral Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States..
International Students: All students must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States. If your transcripts are from another country, you will need to have them evaluated by W. E. S. prior to application.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- CCRN is required (NEW).
Prior to enrollment, you must have completed:
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- A minimum of a 3-credit hour college level Chemistry course covering the principles of basic chemistry, biochemistry, and organic chemistry is required if your nursing degree did not require a chemistry course..
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 64 for the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2017. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2027. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
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: 78.13% (Class of 2020)
3.03% (Class of 2020)
CRNA Employment Rate
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Tennessee
Tennessee CRNA salaries average around $171,020.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average GPA of applicants that are accepted?
The average cumulative GPA is 3.4. Average cumulative science GPA is 3.4.
What is an “early interview?”
An early interview may be considered for applicants meeting the following minimum criteria: Minimum 3.5 science GPA, minimum 150 GRE score (verbal), minimum two (2) years of ICU experience, current CCRN certification.
Do the students choose their clinical sites?
No. The Clinical Schedule Coordinator, in conjunction with the Program Administrator, creates the schedule for all students. We currently have 17 sites located throughout Middle Tennessee and a few out-of-state sites. However, the Senior elective, which is the last semester of the program, is selected by the student (with approval of the Program Administrator). For reference, the Student Catalog contains a list of hospitals that have participated in the Senior Elective program in the past.
All information given on this site about Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website. To find details about every question you may possibly have, view their or contact Lyndsey Steen at [email protected] or 615-732-7662.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
*This page was updated August 18th, 2021*
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