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The University of Maryland to offer the DNP-NA.
Maryland University Nursing Anesthesia Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Graduate Programs Nurse Anesthesia
655 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Joseph Pellegrini PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Associate Professor, OSAH
Director, Nurse Anesthetist Program
Phone Number: 410-706-1995
Assistant Specialty Director
Veronica Amos, PhD, CRNA, PHCNS.BC
Assistant Professor, OSAH
Phone Number: 410-706-1995
Fax Number: 410-706-1719
36 months, full time
93 credit hours
Entire Cost of CRNA School for University of Maryland Nursing Anesthesia Program.
Tuition is calculated at the 2020 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: $76,632
*Fees and expenses: $12,645
Grand Total: $89,277
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $135,873
*Fees and expenses: $12,645
Grand Total: $148,518
*This includes the estimated cost of books, school fees, clinical lab fees, and miscellaneous school expenses.
Please note the program does require health insurance, please see the tuition bulletin for you/your family for amounts they have to offer for insurance. They also charge a $200 simulation lab fee for each course requiring the simulation lab.
Up to 30 students
Number of Applicants
250 applications per year.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the University of Maryland Nursing 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 University of Maryland nursing anesthesia program is front-loaded with the majority of the didactic instruction being completed during the first year. Some courses are web-based.
During the second and return to the University for classes one day a week.
The curriculum includes content in physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, and pharmacology. Web-based courses may be available.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from an ACEN – (formally known as NLNAC) or CCNE-accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign university.
Active registered nursing license. Clinical agencies will require an active Maryland license.
At least one year of acute care nursing experience is required at the time of application. The average student accepted into the program has 5 years critical care experience.
Preferred critical care experience is obtained in large, busy ICUs such as:
- Surgical ICU
- Cardio-Thoracic ICU
They do not accept:
- Emergency Room
- Operating Room
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
- Neonatal ICU
Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
No longer required, as of September 1, 2007
- CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) not required but highly recommended
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Minimum TOEFL scores to be considered for admission are 550 on the paper-based examination, 213 on the computer-based examination, and 79 on the Internet-based examination.
IELTS test takers must score no less than Band 7 for MS (total).
Shadowing a CRNA for a day is highly recommended
*University of Maryland Nursing Anesthesia Program allows up to 6 transfer credits
University of Maryland Nursing Anesthesia Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Maryland will be reviewed again 10/2027. This shows that the program is very stable.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University of Maryland School of Nurse Anesthesia
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 will 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: 95% (2020)
National average: 84.8% (2019)
Attrition Rate: 4% (Class of 2020)
Employment Rate: 100% (2020) within 3 months of graduation
An average nurse anesthetist salary in University of Maryland Nursing Anesthesia Program, Maryland.
Maryland CRNA salaries are above the national average with an annual mean wage of $186,310.
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?
The nurse anesthesia program is a rigorous and is full-time requiring between 40-50 hours per week.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
It is not recommended. The CRNA program will demand your full attention.
Can I enroll in UMSON to take a class or two before I apply to the NAP?
Yes, you can apply as a coursework only student (CWO). You will be allowed to take up to two courses as a coursework only student before being accepted into a specialty.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics