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Nurse Anesthesia Schools in the United States of America

Index of links to many of the schools and university departments that offer nurse anesthesia as a program in the US.

Nurse anesthetists go about their profession by assessing the health condition of a patient and offer anesthetics accordingly to remove or reduce any possible discomfort that can occur during surgery, trauma or childbirth. Their need is especially felt at medical settings including hospitals, physicians' offices, and Army health facilities making them a very crucial segment of the society to ensure public health. It's an incredibly demanding career considering the amount of strenuous training that one has to undergo besides facing challenges on a daily basis.

To be able to pursue a career as a Certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), a candidate would be required to attain a Bachelors degree in nursing (BSN), a course spanning 4 years. One of the prerequisites of the course is that the student would be required to fulfill is the experience (1/2/3 years) as a registered nurse (RN) in the intensive care unit of a hospital. The practical experiences during this phase will play an extremely crucial role in getting the student admitted in a reputed university at the Masters level. However, a good GPA backed by satisfactory scores in GRE/TOEFL are invariably necessary to improve their scope for admission. The post graduation course that usually lasts for two or three years significantly focusses on subjects like anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and pathophysiology. The candidates are also expected to understand anesthesiology techniques in depth.

Institutions that provide a solid foundation for an expansive choice such as nurse anesthetics include US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing-Fort Sam Houston, Virginia Commonwealth University- Richmond, Rush University-Chicago and Baylor College of Medicine-Houston.

To work as an anesthesiology nurse, one must possess a mandatory license. The Council for Certification of Nurse Anesthetists conducts a certification exam which needs to be written every two years to get recertified to continue his/her profession. CRNAs have huge work load and are paid appropriately too. The average annual salary ranges from $100,000 to $190,000. The prospects for finding a good job in this field in the coming years are exceptional considering the demand.

The work of CRNAs has significant social benefits. Nurses are responsible for the vast majority of anesthesiology care in rural areas and other places experiencing a critical shortage of health care professionals. Their assistance allows smaller hospitals to offer comprehensive services close to home, including surgery, obstetrics and trauma care.

University Name University City(State)
Adventist University of Health Sciences, Department of Nurse Anesthesia Orlando (FL)
Albany Medical College, Center for Nurse Anesthesiology Albany (NY)
Arkansas State University, MSN in Nurse Anesthesia State University (AR)
Baptist Health/Murray State University, Program of Anesthesia Madisonville (KY)
Barry University, Master of Science Program in Anesthesiology Hollywood (FL)
Baylor College of Medicine, Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia Houston (TX)
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Bloomsburg (PA)
Boston College, Nurse Anesthesia Program Chestnut Hill (MA)
California State University - Fullerton, Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia Pasadena (CA)
Case Western Reserve University, Nurse Anesthesia Major Cleveland (OH)
Clarkson College, Department of Nurse Anesthesia Omaha (NE)
Columbia University, Programs in Nurse Anesthesia New York (NY)
Drexel University, Department of Nurse Anesthesia Philadelphia (PA)
Duke University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Durham (NC)
East Carolina University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Greenville (NC)
Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital, Nurse Anesthesia Program Bridgeport (CT)
Florida Gulf Coast University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Fort Myers (FL)
Florida International University, Deparment of Nurse Anesthesia Miami (FL)
Georgetown University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Washington (DC)
Georgia Health Sciences University, Nursing Anesthesia Program Augusta (GA)
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration St. Louis (MO)
La Roche College, Graduate Program in Health Sciences Pittsburgh (PA)
La Salle University, MSN Nurse Anesthetist Track Philadelphia (PA)
Lincoln Memorial University, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Harrogate (TN)
Loma Linda University, CRNA Program Loma Linda (CA)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Nurse Anesthesia Program New Orleans (LA)
Lourdes University, MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program Sylvania (OH)
Mayo Graduate School, Department of Nurse Anesthesia Rochester (MN)
Medical University of South Carolina, Anesthesia for Nurses Program Charleston (SC)
Michigan State University, Nurse Anesthesia Program East Lansing (MI)
Middle Tennessee State University Madison (TN)
Midwestern University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Glendale (AZ)
Missouri State University, Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Program Springfield (MO)
Mount Marty College, Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Program Sioux Falls (SD)
National University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Fresno (CA)
Newman University, MSNA Program Wichita (KS)
Northeastern University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Boston (MA)
Oakland University - Beaumont, Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia Royal Oak (MI)
Old Dominion University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Norfolk (VA)
Oregon Health & Science University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Portland (OR)
Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center, Nurse Anesthesia Program Columbus (OH)
Our Lady of the Lake College, Nurse Anesthesia Program Baton Rouge (LA)
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Nurse Anesthesia Program North Chicago (IL)
Rush University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Chicago (IL)
Samford University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Birmingham (AL)
Samuel Merritt University, Program of Nurse Anesthesia Oakland (CA)
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Anesthesia Nursing Specialization Edwardsville (IL)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Nurse Anesthesia Program Brooklyn (NY)
Texas Christian University, School of Nurse Anesthesia Fort Worth (TX)
Texas Wesleyan University, Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia Fort Worth (TX)
The Millikin University/Decatur Memorial Hospital, Nurse Anesthesia Program Decatur (IL)
The University of Akron, Nurse Anesthesia Program Akron (OH)
The University of Iowa, Anesthesia Nursing Program Iowa City (IA)
The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Knoxville (TN)
The UTHSC, Nurse Anesthesia Option Memphis (TN)
Thomas Jefferson University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Philadelphia (PA)
UMDNJ, Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia East Newark (NJ)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Nurse Anesthesia Program Bethesda (MD)
Union University, Nurse Anesthesia Track Jackson (TN)
University at Buffalo, Nurse Anesthetist Program Buffalo (NY)
University of Alabama - Birmingham, Nurse Anesthesia Program Birmingham (AL)
University of Cincinnati, Nurse Anesthesia Education Program Cincinnati (OH)
University of Detroit Mercy, Nurse Anesthesia Detroit (MI)
University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Nurse Anesthesia Education Kansas City (KS)
University of Maryland - Baltimore, Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Baltimore (MD)
University of Miami, Nurse Anesthesia Program Coral Gables (FL)
University of Michigan - Flint, Anesthesia Program Flint (MI)
University of Minnesota - Twincities, Nurse Anesthesia Area of Study Minneapolis (MN)
University of New England, School of Nurse Anesthesia Portland (ME)
University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia Raleigh (NC)
University of North Dakota, Nurse Anesthesia Track Grand Forks (ND)
University of North Florida, Nurse Anesthetist Program Jacksonville (FL)
University of Pennsylvania, Nurse Anesthesia Program Philadelphia (PA)
University of Pittsburgh, Nurse Anesthesia Program Pittsburgh (PA)
University of Scranton, Department of Nursing Scranton (PA)
University of South Florida, Nurse Anesthesia Program Tampa (FL)
University of Southern California, Department of Anesthesiology Los Angeles (CA)
University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, Nurse Anesthesia Program Houston (TX)
UPMC Hamot, School of Anesthesia Erie (PA)
UTC/Erlanger Health Systems, Nurse Anesthesia Program Chattanooga (TN)
Villanova University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Villanova (PA)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Nurse Anesthesia Richmond (VA)
Wake Forest University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Winston Salem (NC)
Wayne State University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Detroit (MI)
Webster University, Nurse Anesthesia Program St. Louis (MO)
Western Carolina University, Nurse Anesthesia Program Asheville (NC)
Westminster College, MSNA Program Salt Lake City (UT)
Wolford College, Nurse Anesthesia Program Naples (FL)
York College of Pennsylvania, Nurse Anesthetist Program York (PA)
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