Bryan College of Health Sciences CRNA School
In partnership with Bryan Medical Center, one of the most renowned healthcare organizations in the Midwest, the Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nurse Anesthesia offers a Master of Science Degree in Nurse Anesthesia that is unique within Nebraska and the region.
Program created: 1988 Ranking: 2.6 out of 5.0 Class size: 16 Attrition Rate: 6% Tuition: approx. $65,000 National Certification Exam (NCE) 1st time pass rate 100%
- License: Hold a license as a professional Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Nebraska (or hold privilege to practice in Nebraska by nursing licensure compact) Hold a Baccalaureate degree in nursing or in an appropriate related discipline
- Work Experience: The School of Nurse Anesthesia prefers that applicants have two years of experience as a Registered Nurse upon entrance into the program. Accepted: surgical intensive care, cardiothoracic intensive care, coronary intensive care, medical intensive care, and pediatric or neonatal intensive care. Not accepted: PThose who have experience in other areas may be considered provided they can demonstrate competence with invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
- GPA: The applicant must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) for all collegiate work in order to be considered for admission into the program. An overall grade point average of 3.2 is preferred for the basic science courses.
- GRE: Not required.
- Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) BLS (Basic Life Support)
Statistics (equivalent of three semester hours)Chemistry: two semesters of chemistry with lab (equivalent of eight semester hours) Microbiology(equivalent of three semester hours) Anatomy:human or mammalian anatomy (equivalent of three semester hours) Physiology:Course must have been completed within the 10 years prior to admission to the program. **Minimum grade of 3.0 or “B” is required for this course. Pathophysiology cannot be substituted for the physiology requirement. Contact the School of Nurse Anesthesia for approved courses to meet the physiology requirements (equivalent of three semester hours) Anatomy/Physiology(in lieu of separate courses). The combined course is acceptable if offered over two semesters and taken sequentially. One semester must have been completed within 10 years prior to admission to the program.**Minimum grade of 3.0 or “B” is required in both semesters (equivalent of six semester hours**).**There is a test out option available for those not meeting these prerequisites, please contact Graduate Admissions for more information.Interview:
The interview day includes a description of the program, lunch with some of the current students in order to gain their perspective of the program, and a series of interviews during which the applicant will meet with several faculty members, staff CRNAs, and the program director.CRNA Program Setup: Classes Start:
3 yearsClinical Sites:
Bryan Health Medical Center The Nebraska Medical Center York General Hospital Columbus Community Hospital Good Samaritan Hospital Faith Regional Health Services The Nebraska Medical Center Creighton Saint Joseph Regional Health Care System Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital Tri-County Hospital St. Francis Memorial Hospital Fremont Area Medical Center Community Medical Center Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Veterans Administration Health Care System Grand Island St. Francis Medical Center Crete Area Medical Center Buena Vista Regional Medical CenterDisclaimer: 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