Cleveland Clinic Foundation & Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University CRNA School


Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44106

Contact Information:

Phone: (216) 368-8858


Sonya Moore

Program Summary:

Upon completion of the program, a Master of Science degree in nursing is awarded by the University and a certificate is awarded from the hospital. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination. Nurse anesthestists are advanced practice nurses who administer all types of anesthetic for every kind of surgery or procedure. As expert clinicians primarily responsible for direct patient care, they focus on preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, and postoperative anesthesia care.” (Cleveland Clinic Foundation & Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University CRNA School)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1969
Ranking: 3.4 out of 5.0
Attrition Rate: 8%
Tuition: approx. $60,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 92%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: RN license in good standing
  • Work Experience: A minimum of 2 year’s experience as a RN is required in acute care nursing or one year of experience. Accepted: intensive care, PACU, and ER nursing. All types of intensive care nursing are acceptable.
  • GPA: Applicants should have a good academic record.
  • GRE: Satisfactory scores
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (recommended)


Statistics (equivalent to STAT 201 and also includes ANOVA must be completed within five years of registration or admission)


Interview eligibility is determined upon review of your submitted application. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. Those eligible will be notified and contacted to schedule. On the day of interview, candidates meet individually with a faculty panel made up of core administration and primary clinical coordinators.  Key points of a candidate's application will be reviewed, as well as questions both personal and professional asked.  You may even have a few technical or critical thinking-type questions. The interview typically lasts about 30 minutes.  Depending upon availability, candidates may also have an opportunity to speak with current students of the program. A campus tour is at your leisure and can be scheduled through Student Services. At this time, there is no application test. The committee relies upon the academic framing of your nursing and science GPAs, current critical care performance evaluation and recommendations, and your professional presentation of your goal to become a CRNA.  So the real test is getting through the application and interview.

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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