Boston College (Connell) CRNA School


140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill,
MA 02467

Contact Information:

Phone: (617)-552-6844
Url: website


Susan A Emery

Program Summary:

Boston College’s CRNA School includes a joint effort between the William F. Connell School of Nursing and Anesthesia Associates of Massachusetts (AAM), which provides the largest anesthesia services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Nurse Anesthetist program historically has over 100 applicants per year. They average a class size of less than 20 students. The school requires a BSN or an MSN degree in order to gain admission into their anesthesia program. You will be required to have a minimum of 1 year of critical care experience, which must be completed prior to the deadline. We recommend that you take advantage of our free CRNA School Prep Course if you are wanting to start preparing for Nurse Anesthesia School. You will be provided with same exact content that will be presented to you during school.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2002
Ranking: 3.0 out of 5.0
Attrition Rate: 0%
Tuition: approx. $80,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 90.6%
Second time passing rate: not listed

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: The Boston College nurse anesthesia program requires a BSN or an MSN degree for admission.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one year of critical care experience is an admission requirement and so must be completed prior to the deadline.
    Accepted: ICU, SICU, CCU, MICU, PICU, or NICU and high acuity surgical ICU experience in a tertiary medical center is strongly preferred.
  • GPA: The program does not calculate these averages as applicants are viewed holistically and the viability of your application depends on the applicant pool at the time you apply.
  • GRE: See GPA requirements
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)


A completed course in statistics


not listed

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



27 Months


Phase 1: Didactic
Phase 2: Clinical + Classes

Clinical Sites:

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
Quincy Medical Center, Quincy, MA
St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford, MA
Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital, Salem, MA

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