State University of New York – Buffalo
UB School of Nursing
317D Wende Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
For initial or general inquiries, contact:
Student Services Specialist
202 Beck Hall
Kristine Faust, DNAP, MBA, CRNA
Program Director, Nurse Anesthetist Program; Clinical Associate Professor
326 Wende Hall
Office of Graduate Student Services
Tel: (716) 829-2537
36 months, full-time
124 semester hours
Tuition is calculated at the 2019 rates. Tuition at most schools increases each academic year. Over the duration of the program, students can expect to pay an entire program cost that is 5-15% higher than the rates below.
Cost of In State Tuition: $149,590
*Fees and expenses: $2,075
Grand Total: $148,665
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $185,402
*Fees and expenses: $2,075
Grand Total: $187,477
Please Note: Tuition includes Summer, Spring, and Fall: tuition, comprehensive fees, Academic Excellence Fees, Session Fee, and Summer Transcript Fee. Fees and Expenses include the estimated cost of books and application fee.
Number of Applicants
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the SUNY Buffalo 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 Nurse Anesthetist Program prepares you for the challenges you will face as a CRNA.
The small class size fosters a supportive, closely-knit community. It also allows the school to monitor the abilities and progress of students to individualize clinical training experiences.
Helpful and accessible, the nationally recognized faculty are leaders, teachers, scholars, and researchers who practice what they teach. Program courses are immediately applicable to nursing practice. The school recently constructed a health assessment lab called the Center for Nursing Research, and the newly remodeled Patient Simulation Center supports student research and practice needs.
You will receive an education equipping you to assume clinical, educational, research, and leadership positions within the advanced nursing specialty. The Patient Simulation Center has an operating room with advanced monitoring and gas-delivery systems and provides training to manage rare and critical events.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
A valid US RN license at the time of enrollment.
A minimum of one year of critical care experience as a registered professional nurse is required.
This experience is most often acquired from an Intensive Care Unit, where you have been involved in advanced assessment and clinical decision-making based on the interpretation of advanced hemodynamic monitoring and diagnostic assessment. Most applicants possess more than one year of supportive critical care experience.
A minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0 is required.
GRE scores must be submitted. GRE scores obtained only within the last 5 years will be accepted. They will accept MAT scores in place of the GRE.
International applicants will need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
Science Class Prerequisites
There are currently no specific class prerequisites for SUNY Buffalo’s CRNA Program.
Applicants are encouraged to have their CCRN.
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked #5 for the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
SUNY Buffalo Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in October 2010. The institution was granted a full ten years accreditation and will be reviewed again in October 2020. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards.
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: 67% (2017)
- National average (2017): 82.6%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in New York
New York CRNA salaries are slightly higher than the national average with an annual mean wage of $181,340.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $169,450 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 study)
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
50-56 hours during the didactic phase (first year); 58-60 hours per week during the clinical residency.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
The DNP program is extremely demanding and does not afford time for employment outside the program.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about SUNY Buffalo’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website or from communications with the school administration.
*If you have additional information or there are other questions you would like answered about SUNY Buffalo’s Nurse Anesthetist Program, email the school directly.
*This page was updated June 29th, 2018.*
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