Last updated in 2022
Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
1000 County Road E West Suite 230
Shoreview, MN 55126
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Anesthesia
39 months, full time
May 31, through NursingCAS
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Minneapolis School of Anesthesia.
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: $134,826
*Fees and Total: $138,026
*This includes the cost of books and miscellaneous school expenses.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Minneapolis 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 program integrates clinical and academic experiences throughout the curriculum.
The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia offers a thirty-nine month doctoral program in nurse anesthesia. It is operated by seven members: Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center, North Memorial Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Methodist Hospital, in Minneapolis; and St. John’s.
Clinical experience is provided in the member hospitals on a rotating basis. Each student will rotate to five of the nine facilities during the program. Students also receive experience in two rural hospitals.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
Unencumbered license as a registered professional nurse and/or APRN in the United States.
Complete one year of nursing experience in a critical patient care setting within the last three years.
They do NOT accept:
- Operating Room
- Emergency Room
- Post Anesthesia Recovery
- Ground/flight transport
Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater.
The GRE is not required
Certifications are not required for to apply but are required prior to entrance into the program:
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
CRNA Educational Requirements
- An upper level undergraduate or graduate level Chemistry course from a regionally accredited institution within the past five years of the beginning of the semester for which you are applying.
- A graduate level Statistics course will be required prior to matriculation
Minneapolis School of Anesthesia Program
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Minneapolis School of Anesthesia Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2015. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2025. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Minneapolis 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: 84.4% (2021)
Attrition Rate:6.3% (2021)
National average : 85.2% (2020)
Employment Rate: 100% (2020)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Minnesota.
Minnesota CRNA salaries are higher than the national average with an annual mean wage of $216,050.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study)
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
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