The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University – FranU – is one of two CRNA schools in Louisiana.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University – Nurse Anesthetist Program
School of Nursing
5414 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Dr. Mandy Broussard, DNP, CRNA, APRN
ph: (225) 490-1627
Office of Admissions
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice- Nurse Anesthesia
100 credit hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
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 Tuition: $95,937.66
*Fees and expenses:$1,250
Grand Total: $97,187.66
*Tuition costs do not include textbooks or any additional costs associated with this program.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
In August 2005
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Nurse 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.
FranU nurse anesthesia program began in 2005 and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.
The first two semesters are taught via distance education. This will help you continue working in the critical care setting.
After the first two semesters, both didactic and clinical instruction is continuous. This is in order to provide you with the appropriate number of anesthesia cases, classroom hours and clinical hours.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at FranU compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited ACEN or CCNE accredited school of nursing college or university
Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana
Minimum of 1-year full-time experience as an RN in an adult intensive care unit (2 years preferred).
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Minimum GRE scores:
Graduate Record Examination score of 290 or equivalent within five years prior to applying for the program.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is encouraged; required if you’re reapplying
Must meet and comply with the DNP-NA Core Performance Standards
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
Ranked 31 for the 2015 graduating class for CRNA programs.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 01/2018. 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 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
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: 97.86% (since 2005)
- First-time test takers: 92.8% (class of 2019)
- National average (2019): 84.8%
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Louisiana
Louisiana CRNA salaries are below the U.S. average with an annual mean wage of $158,500.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study).
All information given on this site about Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated October 18, 2020.*
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