Hamot Medical Center School of Anesthesia with Gannon University


ERIE, PA 16550

Contact Information:

Phone: 814-877-2938
Email: blacklc@upmc.edu
Url: website


Levi C. Black,

Program Summary:

Hamot Medical Center’s CRNA School offers a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia as well as DNAP degree. CRNA students be introduced to clinical anesthesia methods, which will prepare them to graduate and assume the specialized role of nurse anesthetist. All Nurse Anesthetist students will have the chance to apply research, collaborate with other students and staff, and work effectively with the health care team to provide sound anesthesia care. Graduates of the Hamot Medical Center’s CRNA School, will be eligible to take National Boards, and if they pass, they will receive their Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license. If you would like to see the top Nurse Anesthetist Programs in your area please feel free to use our CRNA school search page on our CRNA Career Pro website.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1965
Ranking: 2.8 out of 5.0
Class size: 20
Attrition Rate: <12%
Tuition: approx. $40,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 90% (2012)
Second time passing rate: 100% (2012)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: BSN
  • Work Experience: Applicants to the Nurse Anesthesia Program are required to have a minimum of two years, recent, full-time acute care RN experience prior to applying to the program. The applicant’s critical care experience must demonstrate management of the acutely ill patient with invasive hemodynamic monitoring, ventilatory care, and pharmacologic intervention.
    Accepted: CTICU or SICU (Preferred)
    ER (only considered if obtained in a large trauma center)
    PACU (only considered if obtained in a unit where open heart, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, or neuro patients recover before admission to a SICU)
  • GPA: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate math and science courses.Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate nursing studies.
  • GRE: UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University requires applicants applying for enrollment to submit a competitive GRE (Graduate Record Exam) score. Official GRE scores should be sent directly to Gannon University – GRE code 2270.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (recommended)


Intro to Statistics course
Undergraduate nursing research course


In-Person” interviews are conducted annually as a component of the admissions process. Applications to the UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University are reviewed based on published admissions criteria. Interviews are offered to the most qualified applicants. Meeting the published admissions criteria does not guarantee a granting of interview or admission into the UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



27 Months



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