Louisiana State University CRNA School

Louisiana State University CRNA School

Louisiana State University Health Sciences
Center (LSUHSC) School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist Program
1900 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Contact Information:

Phone:(504) 568-4174
Email: bdukes@lsuhsc.edu
Url: website



Program Summary:

The Louisiana State University’s CRNA School has transitioned to a BSN to DNAP Entry-level Nurse Anesthesia Program. The anesthesia program does not admit applicants to the MSNA program. The school is located in the School of Nursing at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. The Nursing School enjoys being one of six professional schools making up the academic health sciences center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Louisiana State University system began offering nursing education to people in 1929. In 1968 the School of Nursing became separate and autonomous school, and in 1972 it was approved to offer a Master of Nursing Degree. If you are considering CRNA school or would like a guide to CRNA Admission, please look over our eBook program called CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts. This amazing resource is full of tips and strategies that will help guide the path of anyone interested in the field of Nurse Anesthesia.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1972 Ranking: 2.4 out of 5.0 Class size: around 45-50 Attrition Rate: 24.5% Tuition: website National Certification Exam (NCE) 1st Time Pass Rate: 93%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: A current unencumbered RN license to practice nursing in any state with eligibility for licensure in LA is required. All APRN students must possess a current unencumbered advanced practice license to practice advanced practice nursing in any state with eligibility for licensure in LA.
  • Work Experience: Minimum of one year, full time, critical care experience within the previous 2 years at the time of application to the program. Accepted: surgical, cardiothoracic, trauma, pediatric, or medical intensive care units. Emergency Department experience from a Level One Trauma Center is also accepted. Not Accepted: not specifically stated on website
  • GPA: A grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate and graduate course work reflected on transcript(s).
  • GRE: Adequate score within 5 years. Post-masters DNP applicants are not required to submit a GRE score.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


One example of a published or unpublished scholarly paper written by the applicant and submitted with the application form.


The Louisiana State University has a 15 minute meeting with three full time nurse anesthesia program faculty members.  The faculty will ask you clinically based questions. You will then have the opportunity to tour the campus and the high fidelity simulation lab and meet with currently enrolled nurse anesthesia students. You will not have a written test during the interview.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



36 months



Clinical Sites:

Abbeville General Hospital
Baton Rouge General, Baton Rouge, LA
Baynes Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, LA
Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA
East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, MS
Garden Park Medical Center, Gulfport, MS
Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center
Louisiana Heart Hospital
LSU Health Bogalusa Medical Center
LSU Health Interim LSU Public Hospital, New Orleans, LA
LSU Health Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center, Independence, LA
LSU Health Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center, Houma, LA
LSU Health University Medical Center
LSU Hospitals Huey P. Long Medical Center, Pineville, LA
Magee General Hospital, MS
Ochsner Foundation Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner
Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore
Ochsner Medical Center-St. Anne’s
Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank Campus, New Orleans, LA
Overton Brooks VAMC, Shreveport, LA
Riverland Medical Center
River Park Medical Center
Slidell Memorial Hospital, Slidell, LA
Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, McComb, MS
Teche Regional Medical Center, Morgan City, LA
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Thibodaux LA
Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, LA
Tulane-Lakeside Hospital
Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
West Jefferson Medical Center, Marrero, LA
Woman’s Hospital Main Campus, Baton Rouge, LA

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