Baptist Health & Murray State University’s CRNA School


Nurse Anesthetist Program
900 Hospital Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431

Contact Information:

Phone:(270) 824-3460
Url: website


Lorrie E Springer

Program Summary:

Murray State University’s CRNA School is takes pride in graduating nurse anesthetists who are skilled in providing anesthesia in rural areas and are committed to returning after graduating to rural areas to practice. This Nurse Anesthetist program offers a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA). they have on average over 100 applicants each year, and have a small class size of less than 20 students. If you have been accepted to a CRNA program and/or are interested in preparing for Nurse Anesthesia School, please take a look at our free CRNA School Prep Course located on our CRNA Career Pro website. You will be able to start studying the same material that will be presented in school.

CRNA School Overview:

CRNA School Overview:
Program created: 1992
Ranking: 2.1 out of 5.0
Class size: less than 18
Attrition Rate: 0%
Tuition: In-state: $50,000-$60,000
Out-state: $75,000-$80,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 89% (2010)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN license in Kentucky
  • Work Experience: Minimum 1 year experience in acute critical care. Accepted: not specified Not Accepted: not specified
  • GPA: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for consideration.
  • GRE: Competitive scores on GRE.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) BLS (Basic Life Support)


Health Assessment General Chemistry Organic or biochemistry Anatomy/physiology Statistics Nursing research.


The Louisiana State University has a 15 minute meeting with three full time nurse anesthesia program faculty members.  The faculty will ask you clinically based questions. You will then have the opportunity to tour the campus and the high fidelity simulation lab and meet with currently enrolled nurse anesthesia students. You will not have a written test during the interview.

CRNA Program Setup:

36 months



Clinical Sites:

Primary clinical sites:
Baptist Health (Madisonville, KY)
St. Claire Regional Medical Center (Morehead, KY)
Affiliate Rotation Sites:
Kosair Children’s Hospital and University Medical Center (Louisville, KY)
Ohio County Hospital (Hartford, KY)
Lourdes Hospital (Paducah KY)
The Medical Center at Bowling Green (Bowling Green, KY)
Owensboro Medical Health Systems (Owensboro, KY)
Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center (Hazard, KY)
Fleming County Hospital (Flemingsburg, KY)
Interventional Pain Specialist (Bowling Green, KY)

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