Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia & La Salle University School of Nurse Anesthesia
La Salle University’s CRNA School provides its students with a Master of Science in Nursing with the focus on anesthesia. The program was created to allow the all future SRNAs the opportunity to complete every core prerequisite courses at La Salle University School of Nursing while maintaining employment in an ICU setting prior to starting their extensive 27 month clinical residency. The anesthesia program does offer a post masters certificate pathway for those nurses who have already obtained an MSN. If you are planning to apply to La Salle University’s CRNA School, you should know about our Nurse Anesthesia career guide called, CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts. It will show you the same exact strategies that previous CRNA students used to get gain admission into this anesthesia program.
Program created: 1951 Ranking: 2.7 out of 5.0 Class size: about 22 Attrition Rate: 4% (2012) Tuition: approx. $69,000 National Certification Exam (NCE) First time passing rate: 90% in 2012 Second time passing rate: 100% (since 2006)
- License: Current RN licensure in Pennsylvania.
- Work Experience: Minimum 1 year in acute care setting. Accepted: ICU, CCU, Surgical ICU, etc.
- GPA: No minimum stated.
- GRE: La Salle University does not require GRE examination scores if you have a 3.25 GPA or higher. However, the mean GPA of a typical candidate seeking admission to the program is in the range of 3.4 or higher for previous undergraduate coursework completed.
- Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) BLS (Basic Life Support)
not listedCRNA Program Setup: Classes Start:
Generally the first 9-12 months of the program are spent on classroom and simulation center learning. During this period of time students are in class 2 or 3 days per week and in clinical 1-2 day per week. The remainder of the program provides 4 days of clinical learning and 1 day per week of classroom work. Clinical rotations generally begin in your junior year.Clinical Sites:
Abington Memorial Hospital Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Einstein Medical Center – Elkins Park Einstein Medical Center – Montgomery Einstein Medical Center – Philadelphia Jeanes Hospital Lehigh Valley Healthcare System Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Mercy Hospital, Scranton Phoenixville Hospital Reading Hospital and Medical Center Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children Saint Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus Saint Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem Campus Saint Mary’s Medical Center South Jersey Regional Medical CenterDisclaimer: Information on this page was gathered from the school's website and through phone interviews. A school's curriculum can change frequently, so we make sure that you are provided with the most up to date information. Our team regularly checks for any changes that CRNA programs make to their curriculum. The ranking of schools was based off of the 2011 US News World Report for Graduate Schools