Oregon Health and Science University’s CRNA Program
School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97239
Dr. Lisa Osborne-Smith, PhD, CRNA
School of Nursing
Phone: (503) 494-4120
Fax: (503) 346-8296
email: [email protected]
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice
36 months full time
129 quarter hour credits. Quarter: Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring for 3 years.
They are currently available between October 23th. You will apply with NursingCAS.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at OHSU Nursing.
Tuition is calculated at the 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 In-State Tuition: $109,779
*Fees and expenses: $23,730
Grand Total: $133,509
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $114,294
*Fees and expenses:$23,730
Grand Total: $138,024
Number of Applicants
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the OHSU Nursing Anesthesia 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 CRNA Program at Oregon Health and Science University is 27 months full-time program. It is integrated, meaning that the class work will be mixed with clinical experience during the first year of the program (the first 12 months). During this time, you’ll work in the Center for Clinical Simulation lab once a week, giving you the chance to practice what you’ve learned in class.
You’ll spend the next 15 months in clinical rotations (with rotations in various locations). During this time, you’ll gain experience and diagnostic procedures.
When you’re finished with OHSU Nursing Anesthesia Program, you’ll be well prepared to pass the certification exam and begin your career as a CRNA.
Looking for something specific? Find CRNA schools categorized by their unique requirements.
Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at OHSU Nursing compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing or BS with a major in Nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Must have a current RN license and all licensures PRIOR to beginning clinical experiences.
One year recent, full-time, adult, critical care, ICU setting. Typically admitted applicants have two to five years of such experience. Experience gained in a high volume unit is best, as it gives you exposure to a larger variety of cases. Most recent experiences are given a priority.
Acceptable critical care experience includes but is not limited to:
- Surgical ICU
- Cardiothoracic ICU
- Coronary ICU
- Medical ICU
- Pediatric ICU
- Neonatal ICU
They are not likely to admit you if your experience is primarily in:
- Emergency Room
- Recovery Room
- Operating Room
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students with a science GPA of 3.0 or better as well.
Minimum GRE scores:
The GRE is no longer required but, if taken, may be submitted.
Certifications: required by the first day of classes
- BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) – though not required, it makes you a much more competitive applicant
CRNA Educational Requirement
- *Basic Statistics with a grade of “B” or better within five years prior to entry into the master’s program.
*Portland Community College offers an online Statistics course that meets this requirement. If you have not met this requirement at the time of application, you’ll need to complete the course by the program start date.
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 12 for the 2014 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
OHSU Nursing Anesthesia Program was last reviewed 10/2018. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2028. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at OHSU
- First-time test takers: 100% Class of 2018, and Class of 2019.
0% Class of 2019
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
100% Class of 2019
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Oregon
Oregon CRNA salaries are well above the national average with an annual mean wage of $234,750.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study).
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Generally, students are not employed while undertaking the Nurse Anesthesia program at OHSU Nursing. Even though employment while completing this program is strongly discouraged, it is possible for you to work during holidays and term breaks during the first year.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about OHSU Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated January 31th, 2021*
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