Samford University (Moffett) CRNA School
Samford University’s CRNA School awards it’s graduates a Master of Science in Nursing degree with the focus on anesthesia. Upon graduation it’s CRNA students are well prepared to take the nurse anesthesia national certification examination. Samford University’s Nurse Anesthesia School historically has over 100 applicants every year, and only admit 30 or less students per class. The anesthesia school also offers a BSN to MSN pathway for the experienced CRNA wanting to obtain a MSN degree. For addition tips on applying to CRNA school please check out our Nurse Anesthesia career guide called, CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts.
Program created: 2002 Ranking: 2.9 out of 5.0 Class size: less then 30 Attrition Rate: <10% Tuition: approx. $60,00 National Certification Exam (NCE) 1st time passing rate: 100% (2013)
- License: Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required. Evidence of current unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
- Work Experience: At least one year of full-time critical care experience as an RN. Accepted: Cardiac Care Unit, Cardiovascular Recovery, Medical ICU, Neuro ICU, Neonatal ICU, Surgical ICU, Burn ICU, Trauma ICU, and Pediatric ICU
- GPA: Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
- GRE: (GRE) within the past 5 years Old test: Combined score (verbal and quantitative): 1000; Analytical writing 4 New test: Verbal : 153; Quantitative: 144; Analytical writing The Millers Analogy Test(MAT) is not accepted.
- Certifications: not listed
General Chemistry (grade of “B” or better) Research (grade of “B” or better)Interview:
The interview at Samford University (Moffett) CRNA School entails meeting faculty and staff as well as seeing the simulation lab. They typically have a morning and afternoon time slots available each day. There are 8 – 10 applicants per time slot. During that time, applicants are interviewed by 5 – 6 faculty members/CRNAs. The questions vary depending on the interviewer – some are clinical based; some are background related; some are conversational. It typically lasts from 3-4 hours – there is some waiting time between interviews. The students are available to answer questions during this time as well.CRNA Program Setup: Classes Start:
not listedDisclaimer: 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