Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
1000 County Road E West Suite 230
Shoreview, MN 55126
CRNA Degree offered
DNP, MSN Anesthesia
39 months, full time
April 1st, 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.
Small class size
The Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia Program is a cooperative arrangement between the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia and Metropolitan State University.
CRNA Program Summary
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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
Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED. You also need a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution OR a Master’s degree, Associate degree in nursing plus another appropriate baccalaureate degree – i.e. chemistry, biology, etc. (MSN only).
Possess an 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
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
*Please note: How CRNA rankings are created.*
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: 87.1% (2020)
- National average (2020): 85.2%
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)
The following holidays are allowed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Students are granted fifteen personal days off during the program. All Personal Days used in excess of 15 days must be completed after the original graduation date. The entire course(s) or semester must be repeated when the student takes personal days consisting of more than 20 consecutive clinical and book after being accepted into the program.
Students have no school activities the the end of each semester – the end of April, August, and New Year’s Day each year. There is no other scheduled vacation assigned during the 39-month program. Students will use their personal days for time off during the program.
The student is expected to begin maternity leave under the direction of her obstetrician and to complete the program as soon as her obstetrician advises that she may begin work following delivery according to the leave of absence policy.
Students provide their own room and board.
Students must provide their own transportation. Although bus service is available, it is preferable for the students to have their own transportation. Parking is available at Metropolitan State University, free parking is available at the School office, and paid parking is available at the hospitals.
The regional anesthesia special experience requires that students travel to a hospital that is approximately 1-6 hours from the Cities. The experience currently consists of 1 5-week rotation. A room is provided for the student during the regional anesthesia experience, although students should be prepared to pay for housing at rural sites if housing at the facility is not available.
Registered nurse anesthesia students shall not be employed as nurse anesthetists by title or function. Although a limited amount of part-time work in nursing is permitted, this practice is discouraged.
The students’ committed time includes class time, class preparation, clinical time, which includes call, and clinical preparation. During an average week, students should expect between 60-70 hours of time committed to the program.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about Minneapolis School of Anesthesia was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated August 19th, 2021.*
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