The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is now offering a BSN to DNP program starting in 2017!
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
College of Nursing Graduate Program
Nurse Anesthetist Emphasis
805 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8660
Dr. Kathleen Wren
Director of Nurse Anesthetist Emphasis Program
ph: (920) 424-1077
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia
December 31st with interviews in Februrary
Cost of the DNP, Nurse Anesthesia at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Cost of Tuition: $85,000
Fees and expenses: $14,401**
Grand Total: $99,401
**Fees and expenses are estimated and subject to change. This information is based on 2017 tuition rates.
There is currently no information on the size of the classes they are expecting to have in this new program.
Academic and Clinical Experience
The DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program will give you additional knowledge and skills in leadership, education, and application of best evidence to practice. The DNP program is an integrated program with simulation 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.
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 inferential statistics must have been completed within the last 5 years 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.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Since this program is brand new, it is not yet ranked.
*Please read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
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 10/2021.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
As this is a brand new program, there are no current statistics, but we will update this information as soon as it becomes available.
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.
$199,170 = Adjusted CRNA Salary for Wisconsin.
Average Nurse Anesthetist Salary in Wisconsin: $192k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $173,129 (according to a 2016 study)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from: $110,000-$130,000.
*This page was updated July 7th, 2017.
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