The University of Scranton is one of twelve CRNA schools in Pennsylvania.
University of Scranton
School of Nurse Anesthesia
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Ann Culp, CRNA, DNP
Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Program Administration
ph: (570) 941-5588
36 months, full time
83 credit hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at the University of Scranton.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2017 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 Tuition: $99,600
*Fees and expenses: $12,500
Grand Total: $112,100
*Fees and other miscellaneous expenses.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that University of Scranton’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.
In this Front Loaded program, the first year of the program includes didactic coursework that may be carried out in-person and/or via distance education formats. The focus of this first year is developing and exercising the knowledge and skills related to integrating evidence-based practice into the students’ clinical knowledge.
During the second year, the students begin to develop the knowledge and clinical skills related to the practice of anesthesia through didactic coursework and simulation laboratory sessions. Students start clinical experience during this year. Some of the clinical skills that students will learn include patient safety best practices, airway management, patient positioning, use of the anesthesia gas machine, medication administration, induction sequencing and a variety of others prior to beginning clinical rotations.
In third year, the focus of the final year will be demonstrating safe clinical practice through varied clinical experiences, synthesis of knowledge through the culmination of the DNP scholarly project and portfolio presentation, and preparation for the national certification exam which is taken after graduation.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
Be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Pennsylvania
Minimum of one year of recent critical care nursing experience.
Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or other evidence of ability to complete successfully a graduate program such as grades in other post-baccalaureate courses
Graduate School Entrance Exam scores
Submit official GRE test scores if your cumulative GPA is below a 3.0.
TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test) and Certification of Finances
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN strongly recommended
Undergraduate Course Prerequisites
- Basic physical assessment
- Two courses in college chemistry
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked #43 in the 2015 graduating class
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Scranton Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2012. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation standards.
NCE Pass Rate:
2019: first-time test takers 95%
2019: National Average 84.8%
Employment after Graduation:
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania CRNA salaries are slightly lower than the national average with an annual mean wage of $174,240.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to a 2019 study)
*This page was updated February 25th, 2021*.
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