University of Detroit Mercy (UDM)
4001 West McNichols Road
Detroit MI 48221-3038
Michael P Dosch, CRNA, Ph.D., Chair, Nurse Anesthesia
ph: (313) 993-2454
fax: (313) 993-1271
email: [email protected]
CRNA Degree offered
DNP in Nurse Anesthesia
36 months, Full Time
87 semester hours
Oct 31st is the deadline to be considered for the following September.
Interviews are held in late September or early October (early deadline), in January (application deadline). You will know 1-2 weeks after interview.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2020-2021 rate. Tuition at most schools increases slightly each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is slightly higher than what is shown here.
Cost of Tuition: $110,700
*Fees and expenses: $2,640
Grand Total: $113,340
*This includes the cost of books and miscellaneous school expenses.
UDM is a Catholic university that “seeks to educate the whole person – integrating spiritual, ethical and social development.”
Are you concerned that University of Detroit Mercy’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).
University of Detroit Mercy’s 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 87 credits are taken in 36 months. Doctoral Core Courses are all year 1 courses (except BIO 7420/7440), NUR 7300, & Doctoral project courses (ANE 7800, 7900, 7920).
In the first 12 months of the curriculum, the student takes 9-10 credits per term and has no clinical component. It may be realistic for some students to remain employed (part time or perhaps more) during this period. How many hours you can continue to be employed depends on your energy level, family responsibilities, and how well you are doing in the classroom.
In Year 2 & 3, the student has more intense clinical and classroom commitment. The time commitment is 60 or more hours per week year-round. It is suggested that students will do better without any outside work responsibilities in view of the demands of the clinical area, board preparation, and the elective (or scholarly project).
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Graduation from an accredited (NLNAC or CCNE) nursing program. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
Copy of current licensure as a professional registered nurse in Michigan or ability to obtain the same (Michigan license must be in your file before enrollment).
Minimum of one-year recent experience (within the last 5 years) as a professional registered nurse in a critical care area in which you have had the opportunity to develop as an independent decision maker, demonstrate psychomotor skills and interpret advanced monitoring techniques. Direct patient contact is required.
The preferred areas (with the greatest preference first) are:
- Surgical ICU
- Medical ICU
- Cardiac ICU
- Pediatric ICU
- Neonatal ICU
- *Emergency Room
*ER is acceptable if you can demonstrate familiarity with invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
Emphasized skills include:
- Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
- Ventilatory care
- Pharmacologic management
Note: you may apply to the program before your 1 year ICU experience is complete (as long as it will be complete by the start of the program). However, your chances of being invited for an interview are better if your year is complete by the time you apply.
An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
Minimum GRE scores:
They no longer require GRE.
Details about specific requirements for international students are at the University of Detroit Mercy’s CRNA Program website.
- *ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
*Take note that they do not accept ACLS certification obtained online.
During the application process (prior to interview at least) to learn more about the specialty and help you determine if nurse anesthesia suits you.
CRNA Educational Requirements
Make sure that you have one undergraduate course taken within the last ten years, with a grade of B or above, in each of the following areas:
- 2 courses in Chemistry (e.g. Gen Chem I & II), each taken within the ten years prior to the application deadline
- *Research Methods content
*If you have a BSN from an accredited institution, you have this (even if your transcript does not show a separate course with “Research Methods” in the title).
It is common for people to repeat coursework for age or grades. You may retake courses where you wish.
You may apply to the program before all course prerequisites are met. However, your chances of being invited for an interview are best when all classes are complete.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked #63 for the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Detroit Mercy Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2015. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University of Detroit Mercy
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: 90% (2019)
- National average (2019): 84.8%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
100% (2019) of their graduates find positions within 6 months of graduation.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Michigan
Michigan CRNA salaries are above the national average with an annual mean wage of $194,640
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
Successful completion of the Program requires a substantial time commitment. This commitment averages 60 or more hours a week, year round, assuming that two hours of study are needed for each class hour. This commitment figure includes time spent in the classroom, in clinical, and in study. Throughout the program the student will be scheduled on duty for each of three shift rotations, including weekend experiences.
All information given on this site about University of Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
*This page was updated February 22nd, 2021.*
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