Of the eight accredited nurse anesthesia programs in Ohio (seven permanent and one distance education), University of Cincinnati has transitioned from their MSN program to a BSN-DNP program.
University of Cincinnati Ohio
Office of Student Affairs
College of Nursing
P.O. Box 210038
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, MS, CRNA
You can also contact the Office of Student Recruitment at [email protected] or (513) 558-8400.
CRNA Degree offered
36 months – 9 semesters
109 semester hours
Priority Deadline: November 2nd; Final Deadline: December 1st. .
Applications must be submitted via NursingCAS online.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at University of Cincinnati Ohio.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2020-2021 rates. 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: $59,508
*Fees and expenses: $22,943
Grand Total: $82,451
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $112,347
Fees and expenses: $22,943
Grand Total: $135,290
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that University of Cincinnati Ohio’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 program is integrated. The first year has a heavy didactic portion. The third semester has students attending classes full time while spending a few days in the operating room for orientation and observation. Starting the fourth semester, students are in the operating room one or two days per week. When clinical time increases, class time decreases. Finally, during the fifth semester onward, students are in the operating room full-time.
Clinical experiences take place at twelve clinical sites including University Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center, the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Medical Center (which has the largest surgical service of any children’s hospital in the country) and several community hospitals.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Baccalaureate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited school.
A non-restricted RN license is required in order to apply to the program.
Minimum of one year of full-time critical care/intensive care experience as an RN within the last three years. Acceptable critical care settings include adult andidates currently working in a high acuity, large hospital ICU setting.
They will NOT accept the following units as critical care experience:
- Neonatal ICU
- ICU step-down
- Operating Room
- Post-anesthesia care unit
- Invasive radiology/cardiology
- Emergency Room
Science GPA 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale
On the revised GRE, a minimum score of 150 for Verbal Reasoning and a minimum score of 150 on Quantitative Reasoning are preferred.
On the older GRE, a minimum combined score of 1000 (verbal and a minimum score of 4.5 on the analytical writing sections are expected.
The GRE must be completed within the last 5 years.
For international students, official TOEFL or IELTS score report, with a score of 100 or higher for TOEFL, 7.0 or higher for IELTS.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is required for admission
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is required for admission
The program recommends applicants present evidence of the following with their application.
- Experience shadowing a CRNA
- Demonstrate leadership potential by being involved in the quality assurance and improvement of your critical care/intensive care unit as well as committee work in your hospital.
- They are looking for students who have completed the basic science courses. It is recommended to have a “B” or higher in anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and pharmacology.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
Ranked 18 for the 2015 graduating class for CRNA programs. (MSN degree)
*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Cincinnati Ohio Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2011. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University of Cincinnati Ohio:
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: 74% (2019); 4-year average: 87.60 (2015-2019); Pass Rate on Retake: 100%
- National average (2019): 84.8%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Ohio
Ohio CRNA salaries are slightly above the national average with an annual mean wage of $184,380.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study).
Are there expenses other than tuition and fees?
“Students must provide their own housing, meals, transportation, a computer, internet, Verizon cell phone with texting capabilities, print materials for use in class, health insurance ($1500 per year through university if you so choose), attend one state professional meeting per year (national meeting is optional), white lab coat and warm-up jacket if desired. Scrubs are provided by clinical sites for a $25 refundable deposit.
Does the program follow the University calendar?
The didactic portion of the program follows the university calendar for first – third semesters. Fourth-semester clinicals do not follow the university calendar. You will be scheduled in clinical full-time unless they are in class or on vacation.
Can I work and attend the program?
This program is time-intensive and rigorous; however, some students choose to work during the first and second semesters before their clinicals start.
What is the time commitment?
Expect 64 hours per week of class and holidays during some rotations as part of their scheduled clinical hours.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about University of Cincinnati Ohio’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated February 22nd, 2021.*
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