Barry University CRNA School


11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami Shores,
FL 33161-6695

Contact Information:

Url: website


Rebecca Lee,

Program Summary:

Barry University’s CRNA School offers Master of Science in Anesthesiology (MSNA) or a Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP). A lot of the top Nurse Anesthetist Programs, including this one, use experienced anesthesiology faculty such as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), anesthesiologists, pharmacists, and lawyers. After gaining admission into Barry University’s CRNA school you will encounter a wide range of experiences that are ideal learning. This program utilizes a science-based curriculum that allows it’s students to develop their skills and knowledge in anesthesiology, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1977 Ranking: 2.5 out of 5.0 Class size: 70 Attrition Rate: about 15% Tuition: approx. $55,000 National Certification Exam (NCE) 1st Time Pass Rate: 98% recently

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Require bachelor in an appropriate science and current unrestricted RN license.
  • Work Experience: One year in critical care setting within last 3 years Accepted: not specifically stated Not Accepted: not specifically stated
  • GPA: 3.0 minimum on 4.0 scale with emphasis on last 60 hours.
  • GRE: Satisfactory scores. Must be within 5 years.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) BLS (Basic Life Support) CCRN (recommended)


Chemistry (with a lab component)


When you attend an interview at Barry University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program you will be shown program presentations, a financial aid overview, and the opportunity to meet a student and some paperwork. The second portion is your personal interview with the Admission Committee. Usually applicants are there from 8:45am to 2:00pm, though it is possible you may leave before 2pm. They start calling in students randomly around 11am. This will continue until around 2pm, however you are free to leave after your interview. Members of the Admission Committee, which consists of faculty and our Program Director will be the ones interviewing you. During your interview, the Admission Committee will ask about your critical care experience and application profile. They also use this time to learn your personality and characteristics, much like an employer would do on a job interview. There is an admission exam given during the first portion of the day, which is 25, multiple-choice questions focusing on your critical care experience.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



2 years


The Program consists of an intense academic didactic curriculum with a comprehensive clinical component modeled as a residency and offered at premier health care facilities throughout the state of Florida.

Clinical Sites:

Central Florida
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Underwood Surgery Center
North Florida
Munroe Regional Medical Center
Tampa Bay/Sarasota
Lee Moffit Cancer Research Institute
Holcomb Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Bayfront Medical Center
South Florida
Aventura Hospital
Broward Health Medical Center
Broward Health Coral Springs
Broward Health Imperial Point
Broward Health North Mercy Hospital
JFK Medical Center
Jupiter Medical Center
Palms West Hospital
Wellington Medical Center
Palms West Surgery and Endoscopy 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