Last updated in 2022
NorthShore University has DePaul University as its affiliate partner and is one of the oldest schools of Nurse Anesthesia in the U.S.
NorthShore University CRNA Program
DePaul University &
NorthShore’s Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Avenue, Rm G603
Evanston, IL 60201
Pamela Schwartz, CRNA, DNP, Administrative Director
ph: (847) 570-1959
fax: (847) 733-5392
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
36 months, full time only
110 quarter hours
May 1st. Interviews are held in June and July. You will know if you have been accepted by September 1. You will have to apply to DePaul University after you have been accepted into NorthShore University. You will begin your program the following September.
Apply through NursingCAS
Entire Cost of CRNA School for NorthShore University CRNA Program.
Tuition is calculated at the rate of 2020-2021 rates. 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. DePaul University tuition is billed separately. The tuition below includes both NorthShore University and DePaul University.
Cost of Tuition: $163,900
*Fees and expenses: $3,500
Grand Total: $167,400
*This includes the cost of books and miscellaneous school fees.
25 students are accepted each year.
Number of Applicants
Approximately 70 applicants per year.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Academic and Clinical Experience
Are you concerned that the NorthShore CRNA 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.
The first year is devoted to coursework in nursing practice, applied science, advanced physical assessment, and pharmacology. There is no clinical residency in the first year.
Academic coursework is woven throughout the 20-month clinical residency and professional meetings.
Clinical residency consists of seven practicums where you will work under the instruction/supervision of a CRNA or anesthesiologist. As you gain more competence, you’ll be given more responsibility. A selection of 18 clinical sites provides an intense and diverse clinical experience.
You’ll administer general and office-based anesthesia.
You’ll administer approximately 950 anesthetics during your residency.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited university.
You do not need a license to apply but you will need a current and unrestricted RN license in Illinois by September 1st of the admission year.
Minimum of two years nursing experience in critical care
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
- SICU (Surgical Intensive Care)
- MICU (Medical Intensive Care)
- CVICU (Cardiovascular Intensive Care)
- PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)
- CCU (Coronary Care Unit)
- CTICU (Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit)
They do not accept:
- OR (Operating Room)
- PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)
- NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care)
- Cardiac Step-down
- Emergency Room
- other specialty areas of nursing practice
A minimum compiled GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for admission while in Science, GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is desirable.
A overall score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections and a 4.0 on the written analytical section are required.
Standard score of 550/79/213 in TOEFL is required for applicants who speak English as a second language.
- BCLS (Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support )
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
A shadow day of less than two years old with a CRNA in a hospital is required.
CRNA Educational Requirements
- Organic Chemistry (or Biochemistry) must be taken within the last five years.
- Scientific writing course completed prior to matriculation
NorthShore University CRNA Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
NorthShore CRNA school was last reviewed 10/2015. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2025. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at NorthShore CRNA School
First-time test takers: 92% (2020)
National average : 84.8% (2019)
Attrition Rate: 4% (2020)
CRNA Employment Rate: 100% (2020)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Illinois.
Illinois CRNA salaries are above the U.S. average, with an annual mean wage of $199,660.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to a 2019 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the GRE instituion code for NorthShore University and DePaul University?
GRE scores must be sent to both NorthShore University and DePaul University. The code for NorthShore University is 3330 and for DePaul University is 1165.
- Do I have to apply separately to DePaul University?
Following their acceptance into NorthShore University Health System School of Nurse Anesthesia, applicants must apply online to DePaul University.
- How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
The program is designed for full-time study. During clinical residency (the last two years), the time commitment to residency, lectures, and personal study averages 60 hours a week.
All information given on this site about NorthShore University CRNA Program was taken directly from their website.
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