Albany Medical College


Albany Medical College
Center for Nurse Anesthesiology, MC-68
16 New Scotland Avenue, Suite 303
Albany, New York 12208

Contact Information:

Phone: 518-262-4303
Email: Url: Website


Jodi M. Della Rocca, CRNA, PhD

Program Summary:

Attainment of both the academic and clinical objectives of the Program. Completion of all academic and clinical assignments. Fulfillment of academic and clinical requirements of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse. A minimum grade point average of 2.5

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1951
Ranking: 3.4 out of 5.0
Class size: 25
Attrition Rate: 8%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: BSN
  • Work Experience: Minimum of one year (two years preferred) recent (within five years preferred) experience as a registered professional nurse in a critical care area. Acceptable areas of experience: Surgical Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Medical Intensive Care, Post-Anesthesia, and Pediatric or Neonatal Intensive Care.
  • GPA: 3.0 or above
  • GRE: required (no minimum score listed)
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    Special requirements: Critical Care Competency Certificate (or equivalent)


Research Methods (Undergraduate)
Organic Chemistry (Undergraduate)


During the interview at Albany Medical College you will meet individually with all faculty members. This allows for each of them to get to know you, and for you to ask any questions that you may have. They do provide a tour of our campus with a current student representative who can answer questions for you. This tour enables you to see the facilities and classrooms for the CRNA program. The interview process usually runs from 8 am to 2 pm. The questions they asked will vary so you need to prepare for any type of questions.  You can definitely plan on clinical based questions as well as character based questions. This variety of questioning can make it a little more difficult to prepare for. Make sure you have practiced all the common questions like, “Why do you want to be a CRNA” or “Tell me about one of your strengths and weakness’s”. Our eBook program CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts” includes a free gift, “The Complete Question Guide”, which gives you a long list of examples for both clinical and “meet and greet” type questions. The important thing is to have all the answers to the questions before going to your interview. if you would like more information on preparing for school interviews please contact us through our website.

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Disclaimer: 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