Wayne State University Detroit MI
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
Master’s of Science in Anesthesia, DNAP 1st cohort Fall of 2019 information to come.
64 Anesthesia Program semester hours, 74 total semester hours, including prerequisites
Applications are accepted from May until July 1st for admission the following May.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Wayne State University Detroit MI.
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: $52,142.69
*Cost of Out of State Tuition: $101,209.57
*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)
Are you concerned Wayne State University Detroit MI’s CRNA 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).
The curriculum is fully integrated allowing students to begin clinical experiences in the first 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 progressing to the more complex and challenging cases.
Anesthesia classes are held in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS) building. Physiology classes (1st and 2nd semesters) are held in Scott Hall in the School of Medicine (SOM) at WSU.
The program has clinical sites in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, in Toledo, Pigeon, Michigan and Jackson, Michigan. Students will not be expected to rotate through all 19 available clinical sites. However, there are certain Primary Clinical sites which all students will rotate through. Students from Toledo, Ohio will complete most of their clinical experiences in Toledo, Ohio.
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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:
Graduate applicants who graduated from colleges/universities in other countries must demonstrate proficiency in English. To fulfill this requirement an applicant must satisfy one of the following criteria:
1. Complete baccalaureate degree requirements at an accredited U.S. institution or at an institution where English is the medium of instruction.
2. Present an acceptable score on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
3. Present an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Completion of One In-Hospital shadow experience at Detroit Receiving Hospital on or before July 1.
Contact: Nikki Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Plan ahead as these shadow days fill quickly.
- ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support)
CRNA Educational Requirements
- Chemistry: Organic, Inorganic, or Biochemistry. They require 6 credits within the last 10 years with a final grade of “B” or higher.
- Microbiology: They require 3-4 credits within the last 10 years with a final grade of “B” or higher.
Once accepted into the program, you will need to take these graduate courses in the spring/summer semesters before the program starts in the fall:
- EER 7630 Fundamentals of Statistics
- EER 7640 Fundamentals of Research
- AN 7590 Advanced Anatomy for the Nurse Anesthetist
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
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 and will be reviewed again 05/2024. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s 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 2017: 84%
National average (2017): 82.6%
5% (Class of 2017)
100% (Class of 2017)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Michigan
Michigan CRNA salaries are above the national average with an annual mean wage of $188,580.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $169,450 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 study).
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
60-61 hours per week during the first year, 47-78 during the second.
What makes Wayne State University Detroit MI’s CRNA School unique?
Most CRNA Schools won’t even look at your application until you’ve met all of their prerequisites. Wayne State University Detroit MI’s CRNA program, however, encourages you to send in your application early (even before you’ve met all of their requirements) and allows you to notify them as you complete the requirements.
This gives you the potential to be accepted into their program an entire year earlier than you could be at other programs! For instance, you can apply after only 3 months of ICU experience, and before you take the GRE. During the year between the application deadline and the school’s start date, you can be fulfilling all of the prerequisites.
Compare this to most CRNA Schools, where you would have to wait until you had completed your year of ICU before applying, then wait another year after you sent in your application before the program started!
Keep in mind that the number of applicants for any program fluctuates from year to year. The more applicants they have, the more competitive your application needs to be in order to stand out. Just because they’ll take your application, doesn’t mean they’ll accept you into their program.
*This page was updated March 12, 2019*
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