Youngstown State University is one of seven CRNA schools in Ohio.
St Elizabeth Health Center
School for Nurse Anesthetists, Inc.
PO Box 1790
1044 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44501-1790
Patricia Kostelnak, DNAP, APRN-CRNA, Program Administrator
ph: (330) 480-3444
fax: (330) 480-5202
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science of Nursing (MSN)
36 months, full time
100 semester hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at St Elizabeth Health Center and Youngstown State University.
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: $68,000
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $96,000
When did this CRNA Program begin?
Average Class Size
20 students. 5 alternates. 35-45 interviewed.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that St Elizabeth Health Center’s 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.
The DNP in Nurse Anesthesia is a cooperative program between Youngstown State University and St Elizabeth Health Center School for Nurse Anesthetists, Inc.
All courses are taught by YSU Graduate Faculty. Humility of Mary Health Partners supports the program by providing clinical and other resources at St Elizabeth Health Center.
Students gain experience in the use of many anesthetic agents and Staff Anesthesiologists from Bel-Park Anesthesia Associates, Inc.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an institution of higher education that is fully accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and/or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Current RN license in the United States
Have a minimum of one year experience in an adult critical care area. A minimum of two years experience is preferred.
Examples of critical care units may include but are not limited to:
- Surgical ICU
- Cardiothoracic ICU
- Coronary ICU
- Medical ICU
Those who have experiences in other areas may be considered provided they can demonstrate competence in managing unstable patients, invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
Minimum GPA of 3.0. Minimum GPA science 3.0.
Minimum GRE scores:
Required if GPA less than 3.5
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (Required by application deadline)
Undergraduate Course Prerequisites
Statistics, undergraduate with a grade “B” or higher
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
Ranked 89 for the 2014 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
St Elizabeth Health Center Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2017. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 05/2027.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Ohio
Ohio CRNA salaries are below the national average with an annual mean wage of $190,120
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study)
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at St Elizabeth Health Center & Youngstown State University Nurse Anesthesia Program 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% (2019)
- Second-time test takers: 100% (2019)
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
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All information given on this site about St Elizabeth Health Center’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated April 15th, 2021.*
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