Gannon University is one of twelve CRNA schools in Pennsylvania.
School of Anesthesia
Hamot Professional Building
104 E 2nd St.
Erie, PA 16507
School of Anesthesia
201 State Street
Erie, PA 16550
Donald Larmon, CRNA, DNP, Program Director
ph: (814) 877-4919
fax: (814) 877-6070
Phyllis J. Machacek, Administrative Assistant
ph: (814) 877-2938
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s DNP (completion)
*BSN-DNP is undergoing final approval by Gannon University and the COA. Program will be 36 months in length beginning in May each year with the first two semesters planned for on-line completion. The program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in May 2022
28 months, full time
48 semester hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the 2021-2022 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:$54,390
*Fees and expenses: $7,150
Grand Total: $61,540
*This includes a matriculation fee of $1,500, estimate of the cost of books, AANA Association membership, National Certification Examination fee, clinical fees, student health fee, graduation fee, and assorted other expenses.
Hamot Medical Center School of Anesthesia Tuition Link
History of Hamot Medical Center School of Anesthesia
The CRNA school was founded in 1965.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia 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.
At this an integrated CRNA school, you’ll begin clinical experience in your second semester. Your coursework will gradually diminish throughout the program as your clinical hours increase. The program culminates in a research thesis.
There are five clinical affiliate sites: Four in Pennsylvania (Erie, Punxsutawney, Russell, and one in Dunkirk, New York.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
An earned bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing.
A current RN license
Must have a minimum two years recent, full-time critical care experience prior to interviews. The applicant’s critical care experience must demonstrate management of the acutely ill patient with invasive hemodynamic monitoring, ventilatory care, and pharmacologic intervention.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- CTICU (Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit) preferred
- SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit) preferred
- ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
- Neonatal ICU
- PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) is acceptable if obtained in a unit where open heart, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, or neuro patients recover before admission to a SICU
- Emergency Department if obtained in a large trauma center
A minimum 3.0 on the last 60 units of undergraduate nursing studies, and science courses.
Minimum GRE scores:
Minimum GRE with a competitive score
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
*Recommended, not required
Course Prerequisites – with a grade of B or better:
- Intro to Statistics course
- Undergraduate nursing research course
UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Hamot Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia School Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 05/2011. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Hamot Medical Center
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: 80% (2020)
Attrition Rate: 0% (2020)
CRNA Employment Rate: 100% (2020)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania CRNA salaries are a little lower than the national average with an annual mean wage of $185,090.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study).
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia was taken directly from their website.
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