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Wayne State University Detroit MI
Nurse Anesthetist Program
Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
259 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Prudentia Worth, CRNA, Ph.D., Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
ph: (313) 993-7168
fax: (313) 577-5467
CRNA Degree offered
DNAP (Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice)
87 semester hours
Applications are accepted from March 1st until June 1st through NursingCAS for admission the following September.
Entire Cost of CRNA School for Wayne State University Detroit MI Nurse Anesthetist Program.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the current rate posted on their website. Tuition at most schools increases slightly each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is slightly higher than what is shown here.
Cost of In State Tuition: $78,475
*Fees and expenses: $8,025
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $150,817
*Fees and expenses: $8,025
Grand Total: $158,842
*Includes books, equipment, materials, test fees, graduation fee, malpractice fee, and national certification fee.
Wayne State FAQs (Within the FAQs is the Tuition and Fee schedule)
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The curriculum is fully integrated, allowing students to begin clinical experiences in the second semester and continuing throughout the length of the program. ‘
Students begin their clinical experiences with observation, preparation, and implementation of a basic anesthetic for simple cases and gradually progress to more complex and challenging cases. At the onset of the program, students are closely connected with the use of simulation to demonstrate their ability to integrate the didactic preparation to clinical practice.
The program is affiliated with 19 clinical sites, some of which are primary clinical sites, while others provide additional enrichments to students learning that exceed beyond the minimum requirements of the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Educational Programs. Each affiliation site has a clinical coordinator and clinical instructors that work with students during their rotations.
The program has clinical sites in the metropolitan Detroit area, in addition to sites in Pigeon, Freemont and Jackson, Michigan.
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CRNA Program Requirements
You may submit your application before all of your prerequisites are complete. All undergraduate prerequisites need to be completed before the interview. Update your application with additional accomplishments prior to your interview.
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in nursing or related science (Biology, Physiology, Chemistry).
Current licensure as a registered nurse
A minimum of One year of full-time experience in an adult intensive care unit within the past 2 years. Applicants must be full time in any of these three ICUs:
- Surgical ICU
- Cardiac ICU
- Medical ICU
Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 or higher with at least a 3.0 in sciences as well.
Minimum GRE scores:
Not required. The GRE is replaced for CCRN.
Non-US institution coursework
Students must obtain a course-by-course evaluation of their transcripts by World Education Services: www.wes.org. The results of the evaluation must be sent to Wayne State University and the Centralized Application System.
In light of the COVID-19 virus, shadowing is no longer required for Application Cycle 2021.
- ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
CRNA Educational Requirements
- Chemistry (3 credits): Inorganic/General, Organic or Biochemistry taken within 10 years of application with a final grade of “B” or higher.
- Microbiology or Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits): taken within 10 years of application with a final grade of “B” or higher.
*Due to the unique situation created by COVID-19, many institutions are allowing students to choose a Pass/No Pass option in lieu of a letter grade in the Winter 2020 semester..
Wayne State University Detroit MI’s CRNA program website
For additional questions on admission, review Wayne FAQs
Wayne State University Detroit MI Nurse Anesthetist Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Wayne State University Detroit MI Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2014. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation standards. * Wayne State University Nurse Anesthesia Program has been approved by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Programs to transition to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Program (DNAP) effective Fall of 2019.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Wayne State University Detroit MI
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.
Certification Examination first-attempt pass rate
Class of 2019: 71%
National average (2019): 84.8%; (2020): 85.2%
4% (Class of 2019)
96% (Class of 2019) within 6 months of graduation.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Wayne State University Detroit MI Nurse Anesthetist Program, Michigan
Michigan CRNA salaries are above the national average with an annual mean wage of $199,870.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study).
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