Northeastern University Boston DNP Nurse Anesthesia School
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
207 Robinson Hall
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Christine Litzinger, M.Ed.
Office: 207F Robinson
CRNA Degree offered
There is a military CRNA degree program that earns the Master degree from Northeastern University; however, this program’s physical location is in Texas.
Program Length 36 months, full time
77 semester hours
June 3rd, 2019
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Northeastern University Boston MA.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the current 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:
*Fees and expenses: $7,368
Grand Total: $122,868
*This includes the clinical fee, campus fees and application fee.
Tuition Calculation: Bouve College of Health Science cost of $1,500 per credit hour * 77 semester hours. Because the tuition rates for Bouve College of Health Sciences are not easy to find, I’m including a link to the page for your convenience.
Many students receive stipends, grants, and tuition assistance due to funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Number of Applicants
Northeastern University has a practice-oriented education allowing you to begin your clinical work after 8 months of study during the first year.
Didactic and clinical experiences are integrated and you will develop skills in appropriate anesthesia care planning, management, and evaluation for a variety of surgical patient populations.
Anesthetic techniques you will have access to include invasive monitoring and regional anesthesia (i.e., administering spinals and epidurals), and you will develop and maintain keen critical thinking and reasoning skills in regard to patient care.
As you progress through the program, you will be assigned more complex patients, including neonates, infants and children, obstetrical services, and adults with complex co-existing conditions. Having this experience opens the job market for employment.
You will practice on the SimMan, under the guidance of expert CRNAs and physician faculty.
They have chosen their clinical sites to best serve you as the student in clinical specialty areas, including:
- Head and neck
- Outpatient procedures
- Pediatrics & neonatal
- Transplantation surgery
Rather than moving sites to study different specialties, you will stay primarily at the same clinical site throughout your program. You will become a vital part of their healthcare team.
You will be learning from certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and board-certified anesthesiologists with years of experience. Many of these professionals are actively engaged in clinical research and some hold doctoral degrees in their fields.
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, or related field
Current RN license to practice in the US
At least one year of critical care nursing experience
Undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 (B)
Minimum GRE scores:
A minimum score of 300 or higher Quantitative and Verbal combined; 3.5 or higher Writing score
Test Of English as a Foreign Language scores are required for all applicants who do not hold an undergraduate or graduate degrees from U.S. institutions or institutions where English is not used. 100 is the acceptable score.
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CRNA Educational Requirements
- Statistics course with probability and hypothesis testing
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked #73 in the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Northeastern University Boston MA Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2014. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2024. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Northeastern University Boston MA for the class of 2017
- First-time test takers: 74%
- National average (2017): 82.6%
Attrition Rate – Class of 2018
CRNA Employment Rate of Program Graduates – Class of 2018
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Massachusetts
Massachusetts CRNA salaries are above the national average with an annual mean wage of $193,140.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $169,450 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 study).
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
During the first 8 months, you will attend class 3 days a week and use your remaining time to study. During the remainder of the program, you’ll have clinical experience 4 days a week for 10 hours a day, plus class one day a week. It’s a good idea to avoid (as far as possible) any major life changes during this time, such as planning a wedding, having a baby, etc.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
You may choose to work during the first eight months. Once you begin clinical hours, work is no longer practical or reasonable.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
*This page was updated October 1st, 2018.*
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