Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia (CAMC)

Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia

3110 MacCorkle Avenue SE.
WV 25304

Contact Information:

url: Website


Nancy Tierney

Program Summary:

Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia entry level program is now a doctorate program. This CRNA school has received full accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program (COA) for the first entry level nurse anesthesia doctorate program in the nation. If you would like tips and strategies to help create a professional application to send to the Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia please checkout our "CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts". This eBook program is a CRNA career guide that will show you how to tackle every aspect of the nurse anesthesia application process. Learn how to become a CRNA and what it takes to get into CRNA school.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1972
Ranking: 2.3 out of 5.0
Class size: approx. 25
Attrition Rate: 3.9%
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 79% (2011)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Graduate from an approved baccalaureate or higher degree generic program in nursing or graduate from an approved associate degree with an appropriate baccalaureate degree.
    A current, valid, professional registered nursing license
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one year full time work experience (two years preferred) or its part time equivalent, as a RN in a critical care setting.
    Accepted: not specifically stated
    Not Accepted: not specifically stated
  • GPA: Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • GRE: GRE scores must be no older than five (5) years.
    A minimum score of 900 on the combined verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE is required for examinations taken prior to 2011.
    The GRE score scale changed in 2011. Our preferred GRE score for examinations after 2011 will correspond to approximately the same GRE percentile performance as the previous scale. Preferred scores on the new scale are Verbal 153 and Quantitative 144.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)


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The Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) allows you to request a personal interview, but they no longer hold official interviews.  Therefore, you will not have to worry about an interview when applying for the program.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



3 years


Integrated program offered jointly by the CAMC School of Nurse Anesthesia and Marshall University. The program is divided into two areas:
Advanced Professional Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Basic and advanced principals of anesthesia practice, chemistry/physics, advanced pharmacology, advanced pathophysiology, professional aspects of anesthesia practice, health assessment, and clinical practicum.
Management Skills and Leadership Development
Business, policy, leadership and management.
A student must successfully complete both components to be eligible for graduation. The goal of this program is to produce DMPNA graduates who will become respected health care leaders who promote and enhance the delivery of cost efficient, high quality, evidence-based health care services to the public.

Clinical Sites:

Students rotate to all three hospitals and to the Surgicare outpatient facility. Students receive all clinical experience at CAMC. They do not have to travel to other cities or other hospitals to achieve their clinical experience.

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