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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is now offering a BSN to DNP program starting in 2017!
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Nurse Anesthesia Program
Nurse Anesthetist Emphasis
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8660
Dr. Kathleen Wren, PhD, CRNA
Director of Nurse Anesthetist Emphasis Program
ph: (920) 424-1077
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia
December 1st with interviews in January
Cost of the DNP, Nurse Anesthesia at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Cost of Tuition: $86,700
Fees and expenses: $10,300**
Grand Total: $97,000
**Fees and subject to change. This information is based on 2020 tuition rates.
Cohorts typically have 15 students each.
Academic and Clinical Experience
The DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program will give you additional knowledge and clinical experiences starting during the second semester of your first year.
You will build a professional portfolio which will include written case studies of clinical experiences that have significance for nurse anesthesia practice. Average number of cases for the first cohort 2020: 1,086. Average clinical hours: 2,729.
CRNA Program Requirements
Bachelor’s degree with a Nursing major from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC, now the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing) or the Commission on College Nursing Education
Current, unencumbered Wisconsin license to practice as a registered nurse
A minimum of one year of current full-time critical care, but prefer 2 years. Preferred critical care units include surgical intensive care, cardiothoracic intensive care, coronary intensive care, medical intensive care, pediatric intensive care, and neonatal intensive care.
They will consider the following on an individual basis:
- Cardiac Cath Lab
- Operating room
- PACU or RR
- Interventional Radiology
- Emergency Department
Those with experience in the areas listed above must demonstrate confidence with managing unstable patients, invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. They will consider a GPA of 2.70-2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) under a probationary status.
- Anatomy/Physiology – 8 credits
- Inorganic and Organic Chemistry – 8 credits
- Microbiology – 3-4 credits
- Pharmacology – 3-4 credits
- A statistics course that includes both descriptive and be at least 3 credits.
Minimum GRE scores:
Only required for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.7-2.99 on a 4.0 scale.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (preferred but not required)
You must submit a reference form from a CRNA you followed in job shadowing.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program was initially reviewed 10/2016. It was given 5 year’s accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2022.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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: 91% (Class of 2020).
Second-time pass rate: 100%
Attrition Rate: 7% (Class of 2020)
Wisconsin CRNA salaries are above the national average, with an annual mean wage of $231,520.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study)