Medical University of South Carolina
The Medical University of South Carolina offers a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia. The MUSC College of Health Professions Anesthesia for Nurses (AFN) Program produces competent, compassionate, and knowledgeable Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. This nurse anesthesia program has graduates that help meet the health care needs of society through clinical practice, education, and research. Thier anesthesia students are well rained in all areas of nurse anesthesia practice throughout the perioperative period. During the first twelve months anesthesia students undergo classroom instruction that helps create a foundation of learning in the basic and advanced anesthesia skills needed for the safe administration of anesthesia.
Program created: 1973 Ranking: 2.7 out of 5.0 Class size: less then 30 Attrition Rate: 6% Tuition: approx. $65,000 – $90,000 National Certification Exam (NCE) First time passing rate: 95%
Application deadline: November 12 Number of applicants: High Application instructions: website Application Fee: $100.00 Letters of Recommendation: 3
- License: licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
- Work Experience: A minimum of one year full time experience as an RN in a critical care setting when you apply to the program. Accepted: CCU, SICU, MICU, etc
- GPA: A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- GRE: The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for all applicants who have an undergraduate GPA below 3.6.The GRE must be completed within the last 5 years. The GRE is waived if you have an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher or if you hold an earned master’s or higher level degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) BLS (Basic Life Support)
General Chemistry Anatomy Physiology Pharmacology Statistics Organic Chemistry (reccommended, but not required) Pathophysiology (reccommended, but not required) Microbiology (reccommended, but not required) For a list of frequently approved prerequisites, click here.Interview:
not listedCRNA Program Setup: Classes Start:
Phase 1:next 16 months is primarily clinical practice Phase 1: next 16 months is primarily clinical practiceClinical Sites:
MUSC Medical Center Main Hospital MUSC Ashley River Tower MUSC Rutledge Tower Veterans Affairs Medical Center Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center Trident Medical Center Summerville Medical Center US Naval Hospital Colleton Meidcal Center Conway Medical Center McLeod Regional Medical Center Memorial Health University Medical Center Lexington Medical Center Greenville Hospital Greenville Memorial Medical Center Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Summit Othropedic Center West Georgia Medical CenterDisclaimer: 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