This page was last updated in 2022.
St Joseph Hospital Nurse Anesthetist School is one of two CRNA schools in Rhode Island.
St Joseph Hospital
School of Anesthesia for Nurses
200 High Service Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904
Anne Tierney, CRNA, MSN, MA, Program Director
ph: (401) 456-3638
fax: (401) 752-8140
CRNA Degree offered
30 months, full time
56 semester hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at St Joseph Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia
Please note that 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: $69,516
*Fees and expenses: $7,138
Grand Total: $76,654
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $56,528
*Fees and expenses: $7,138
Grand Total: $63,666
* Includes an estimated cost of books, application fee, exam fees, Typhon Group fee, registration fee, student association fee and is your responsibility.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
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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.
In this front-loaded program, you’ll spend your first 7 months of the CRNA program mostly on campus, completing your basic science classes.
Your last 20 months will be hospital-based, with an emphasis on advanced coursework, clinical training, and research.
Your clinical experience will take place at St Joseph Hospital as well as five affiliate site, three of which are in RI, two in MA.
You will learn a wide range of anesthesia, including Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Thoracic, Neuro, Cardiovascular, Regional and general anesthetics.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
You need a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or higher or you must be a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in a related field.
Have proof of current licensure as a registered nurse. Once accepted, you’ll need an RN license in Rhode Island Massachusetts.
Have a minimum of one year of experience in an acute care setting with the opportunity to develop independent decision-making skills and interpret advanced monitoring techniques.
A preferred science GPA of 3.0 anding postgraduate academic achievement.
Graduate Record Exam or MAT is required.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
Course Prerequisite (within the last 10 years)
- 2 Chemistry courses (CHEM 105, CHEM 106) with a minimum grade of C
- Statistics (required by Rhode Island College) with a minimum grade of C
St Joseph Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
St Joseph Hospital Nurse Anesthetist School Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 06/2016. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation standards.
The certification pass rate for first-time takers (2019): 80%
National Test Average: 80% (2020)
Employment: 90% (2020)
Attrition: 0% (2020)
*Keep in mind their class size is only 10. This makes their pass rates lower or attrition rate higher.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in St Joseph Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia, Rhode Island.
Rhode Island CRNA salaries are above the national average.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
These answers came directly from the Program Administrator.
“We give our students 25 days of personal time off during the clinical portion of the program. We are a front loaded program now in partnership with Rhode Island remaining courses. Yes, we still currently observe 10 holidays.”
What is my time commitment?
“Yes, our time commitment, like most nurse anesthesia programs is significant and can be over 50 hours per week during the clinical internship.”
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
“Very few of our students work as RNs in addition to the clinical work as the hours of preparation andate, students must have 10 hours of rest prior to the clinical day so are unable to work after 8:30 PM.”
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
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