The University of Louisville CRNA School
Doctor of Nursing Practice
555 South Floyd Street, Suite 3019, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (877) 816-8773
Cheryl D. Parker
DNP, CRNA, RNC-OB
Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia
112 credit hours
Applications are accepted between August 15th and October 15th.
All required documents must be uploaded and verified by NursingCAS. Additionally, the supplemental University of Louisville Graduate School Application must be submitted on or before the published deadline.
The entire Cost of CRNA School for the University of Louisville Nurse Anesthetist Program
Please note that tuition is calculated at the current 2023-2024 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: $108,598
Fees and expenses: $13,009
Grand Total: $121,607
Are you concerned that the University of Louisville Nurse Anesthetist Program won’t give you the specific experiences or training you need to be a successful CRNA? Programs must meet certain standards to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia (COA).
Didactic coursework follows the academic calendar, and the clinical practicums span the entire calendar year.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at the University of Louisville compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements.
Required Bachelor Degree
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution and a nationally accredited nursing program (NLN, CCNE or ACEN).
Current, unrestricted, licensure as a Registered Nurse in Louisville or any other state or in a United States protectorate (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, etc.)
A minimum of one year’s recent (within 2 years preferred) full-time critical care experience or the part-time equivalent with Employment Verification.
Preference is given to applicants with high acuity critical care experience where hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation, and vasoactive drug administration is routinely managed.
Preference is given to applicants with experience in shared governance leadership.
Which critical care units are accepted? Critical care units may be considered if the applicant has a working knowledge of mechanical ventilation, and invasive hemodynamic monitors (e.g., pulmonary artery, central venous pressure, and arterial catheters), and is proficient in vasopressor titration.
A least 24 hours
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is based on all years of study at the undergraduate level and/or graduate coursework.
TOEFL scores of 79 or higher on the internet-based test, 213 or higher on the computer-based test, or 550 or higher on the paper-based test for verification of English proficiency. Alternatively, submit official IELTS scores of at least 6.5 overall from the academic module exam or an official Duolingo overall score of 105.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider)
Undergraduate Coursework Requirements:
Before applying, make sure you’ve earned a “B” or better in the following undergraduate classes: (classes must be from a regionally accredited institution)
- Human Anatomy
University of Louisville Nurse Anesthetist Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Louisville’s Nurse Anesthetist Program is not yet accredited. If you apply here, your acceptance will be conditional and will depend on COA accreditation approval.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at the University of Louisville
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.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $205,770 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022 study)
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
We used the University of Louisville Nurse Anesthetist Program website as a primary source for this page.