Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia & La Salle University School of Nurse Anesthesia


Professional Office Building
1330 Powell Street,
Suite 608 Norristown,
PA 19401

Contact Information:

Phone: (484) 622-7280
Url: website

Program Summary:

La Salle University’s CRNA School provides its students with a Master of Science in Nursing with the focus on anesthesia. The program was created to allow the all future SRNAs the opportunity to complete every core prerequisite courses at La Salle University School of Nursing while maintaining employment in an ICU setting prior to starting their extensive 27 month clinical residency. The anesthesia program does offer a post masters certificate pathway for those nurses who have already obtained an MSN. If you are planning to apply to La Salle University’s CRNA School, you should know about our Nurse Anesthesia career guide called, CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts. It will show you the same exact strategies that previous CRNA students used to get gain admission into this anesthesia program.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1951
Ranking: 2.7 out of 5.0
Class size: about 22
Attrition Rate: 4% (2012)
Tuition: approx. $69,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 90% in 2012
Second time passing rate: 100% (since 2006)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Current RN licensure in Pennsylvania.
  • Work Experience: Minimum 1 year in acute care setting.
    Accepted: ICU, CCU, Surgical ICU, etc.
  • GPA: No minimum stated.
  • GRE: La Salle University does not require GRE examination scores if you have a 3.25 GPA or higher. However, the mean GPA of a typical candidate seeking admission to the program is in the range of 3.4 or higher for previous undergraduate coursework completed.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


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CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



27 Months


Generally the first 9-12 months of the program are spent on classroom and simulation center learning. During this period of time students are in class 2 or 3 days per week and in clinical 1-2 day per week. The remainder of the program provides 4 days of clinical learning and 1 day per week of classroom work. Clinical rotations generally begin in your junior year.

Clinical Sites:

Abington Memorial Hospital
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Einstein Medical Center – Elkins Park
Einstein Medical Center – Montgomery
Einstein Medical Center – Philadelphia
Jeanes Hospital
Lehigh Valley Healthcare System
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Mercy Hospital, Scranton
Phoenixville Hospital
Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Saint Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus
Saint Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem Campus
Saint Mary’s Medical Center
South Jersey Regional Medical Center

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