Arkansas State University Jonesboro CRNA School


ASU, School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program PO Box 910
State University,
AR 72467.

Contact Information:

Phone: 205-726-2047
Url: website



Program Summary:

Arkansas State University’s CRNA School offers a Master of Science in Nursing Anesthesia (MSNA) degree. The Nurse Anesthesia program is 28 month in length, and grants a total of 85-credit hours. The program is full time and prepares Registered Nurses to enter into CRNA practice. After graduating from the program, students are able to take the national certification examination which is administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. Anyone wanting tips and strategies on applying to CRNA school needs to check out our Nurse Anesthesia career guide called, CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2003 Ranking: not reported Class size: 48 Attrition Rate: 2% Tuition: approx. $31,000 National Certification Exam (NCE) 1st Time Pass Rate: 83% (2012)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: RN licensure (RN in California before clinical courses)
  • Work Experience: Two years of critical care experience as a Registered Nurse in a critical care area with emphasis on interpretation and use of advanced hemodynamic monitoring techniques, psychomotor skills and independent decision making. Accepted: ICU, CCU, SICU, MICU, NICU, CVRU Not Accepted: OR, OB
  • GPA: Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 overall or 3.0 on the last 60 hours
  • GRE: GRE taken within 5 years of application demonstrating: A combined verbal/quantitative score of 1000 preferred for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011. A combined verbal/quantitative score of 300 preferred for tests taken on and after August 1, 2011. An analytical writing section score.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) BLS (Basic Life Support) CCRN or CSC


Statistics (Graduate level descriptive and inferential)


Required. Interviews for January 2015 class will be held in April 2014.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



28 months



Clinical Sites:

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Arkansas Methodist Medial Center
Arkansas Surgery and Endoscopy Center
Baptist East Surgery Center
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collerville
Baptist Memorial Hospital-East
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County
Conway Regional Health System
Cox Medical Center
Branson Crittenden Memorial Hospital
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Little Rock Surgical Center
Maury Regional Hospital
MED Shelby County Health Center
Mercy Hospital (St. Joseph)
Methodist Hospital of Memphis
National Park Medical Center
NEA Baptist Medical Center
Ortho AR Surgery
Ozarks Medical Center
Physicians Day Surgery Center
St. Bernard Medical Center
St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett
St.Francis Hospital-Memphis
St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital
Saline Memorial Hospital
South Arkansas Surgery Center
Surgial Hospital of Jonesboro
Veteran’s Affairs Hospital White County Medical Center

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