Medical University of South Carolina


Medical University of South Carolina
Anesthesia for Nurses Program
P.O. Box MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information:

Phone: (843) 792-3326
Url: website


Anthony J Chipas, CRNA, PhD

Program Summary:

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.

CRNA School Overview:

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 Overview:

Application deadline: November 12 Number of applicants: High Application instructions: website Application Fee: $100.00 Letters of Recommendation: 3

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • 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.


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CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



28 months


Phase 1:next 16 months is primarily clinical practice Phase 1: next 16 months is primarily clinical practice

Clinical 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 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