East Carolina University College of Nursing CRNA School


NC 27834 USA

Contact Information:

Phone: 252-744-6372
Email: mcauliffem@ecu.edu
Url: website


Leah Feyh

Program Summary:

This program offers a Master’s of Science in Nursing, a post-masters degree as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. The nurse anesthesia program is a 28-month course of study designed to prepare professional nurses as practitioners of nurse anesthesia eligible for national certification. The mission of the nurse anesthesia program is to provide the students a clinical and didactic curriculum which enables them to meet graduation requirements of this program and to take the National Certification Exam so they can practice as CRNAs.” (East Carolina University College of Nursing CRNA School)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2003
Ranking: 2.7 out of 5.0
Tuition: approx. website
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 93% since 2003 (100% in 2012 and 2013)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: A baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited program.
    Current non-restricted license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in order to apply (Must have current non-restricted license to practice as an RN North Carolina upon admission to the program)
  • Work Experience: A minimum one year adult critical care experience and personal interview with Nurse Anesthesia Admissions Committee
    Accepted: Medical, Surgical, Cardiac, Neuro and/or Trauma ICU.
    Not Accepted: step down units, Post-anesthesia care units (PACU) or Emergency Room in fulfilling this requirement
  • GPA: undergraduate BSN GPA 3.0
  • GRE: Acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) THE ECU CODE for the GRE is 5180
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (recommended)


Research (undergraduate)
Chemistry/biochemistry (within five years highly recommended)


Personal interview in which the applicant demonstrates critical knowledge, skills and abilities.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



28 months


Program provides intense, multidisciplinary didactic and clinical instruction.

Clinical Sites:

not listed

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