Fairfield University Ct and Bridgeport Hospital CRNA School


Nurse Anesthesia Program
267 Grant Street
Perry 3
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Contact Information:

Phone: (203) 384-3054
Email: nmoriber@fairfield.edu
Url: website

Program Summary:

Fairfeild University’s CRNA School provides a DNAP degree in Nurse Anesthesia concentration. The anesthesia school averages a large number of applicants from year to year, and, and accept 14 students into their program. The anesthesia school prepares students to be advanced clinicians for every area and in every setting that anesthesia is being delivered to patients. Being a nurse anesthetists means that you are responsible for direct patient care. This is why the school provides its students with hands-on experience in a wide range of of regional and general anesthesia techniques while under the guidance of CRNA and M.D. faculty. Every anesthesia student will gain experience working with “routine” surgical cases, and eventually start taking part in trauma, major burn, and obstetrical cases. One of the most common questions people wanting to become a Nurse Anesthetist ask is, “How hard is CRNA school?” Everyone hears how hard CRNA school is, but should that determine if you apply or not? Find out more by reading our student blogs located on our CRNA Career Pro website. You will see what CRNA school is really like, and read real experiences that CRNA students had while in school.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1985
Ranking: 2.5 out of 5.0
Class size: up to 14 students
Attrition Rate: 7% (most recently)
Tuition: website
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 100%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Registered Nurse license to practice in the United States at the time of application. A Connecticut Registered Nurse license will be required upon admission. A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent).
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one year’s experience as a Registered Nurse in a critical care setting
    Accepted: not specified
    Not Accepted: ER
  • GPA: A quality point average of 3.0 or higher with a science GPA of 3.0
  • GRE: GRE Analytical writing score of 4 or better. Composite scores will be reviewed in relation to the overall application.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


Biology (2 semesters)
Chemistry (1 semester)
Microbiology (1 semester)
College math (1 semester)
Physics (strongly recommended)


Begin in July

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:

Every summer


36 months



Clinical Sites:

Students obtain their clinical experience at three approved clinical sites within a 40-mile radius of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The majority of the clinical opportunities are provided at Bridgeport Hospital, the parent institution for the nurse anesthesia program.

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