Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program


Duke University School of Nursing
NC 27708 (919) 684-3786)

Contact Information:

Phone: (919) 684-9759
Email: crystal.arthur@duke.edu Url: Website

Program Summary:

The curriculum is designed for 28-months of full-time study. Historically, given the rigorous nature of the program, students find it difficult to subsidize their educational expenses through part-time employment.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: Reopened 2000
Ranking: 3.3 out of 5.0
Tuition: approx. $97,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: not listed

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: BSN
  • Work Experience: Work Experience: minimum of one year (two years preferred) current, continuous full-time acute care experience as a registered nurse in a critical care setting
    Accepted: Surgical Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Cardiac Intensive Care, Neuro Intensive Care, Pediatric or Neonatal Intensive Care
    Accepted (less competitive): ICU step-down or transition areas, Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), Operating room, Emergency room
    Not Accepted: Radiology/cath lab or Flight team
  • GPA: 3.0 or better
  • GRE: Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within five years of application (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections) with scores available before the application deadline (May 1). GRE scores are required and cannot be waived.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN certification is strongly encouraged.


Statistics (descriptive & inferential)


The interview at Duke University includes a staff introduction along wit a program overview that informs applicants about what their school has to offer. Also included is a campus tour, which will allow applicants to see all the facilities and classrooms. The entire process will last from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. Your personal interview will be 20 – 30 minutes in length and consist of a panel made up of most, if not all NAP faculty. You will need to practice for both clinical and general based questions. There is also a survey to see what the cohort has for a knowledge base.  However don’t worry because it is not used to determine your acceptance.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



36 months


Successful completion of the nurse anesthesia program (60 course credits) requires a substantial time commitment averaging 50-60 hours per week (includes class time, clinical, and study time) during the 28-month program.

Clinical Sites:

not listed

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