Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island School of Nurse Anesthesia with Central Connecticut State University

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island School of Nurse Anesthesia with Central Connecticut State University

111 Brewster Street
RI 02860

Contact Information:

Phone:(401) 729-2485
Url: website

Program Summary:

This program provides a Master of Science in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Anesthesia. The student will receive a wide variety of experiences in all phases of anesthesia care, and will participate as an essential and informed member of the health care team. The resources of this didactic and clinical instruction is through physician, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA’s), educators from the Department of Biological Sciences at CCSU, and other health professional whom operate under the Educational Standards and Guidelines of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.” (Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island School of Nurse Anesthesia with Central Connecticut State University)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1966
Ranking: 2.2 out of 5.0
Tuition: approx. $30,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 90%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Proof of current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN); valid RN license in the state of Rhode Island (required prior to Phase II). A Massachusetts
  • Work Experience: Minimum of one year critical care nursing. (Applicant must be an independent decision maker capable of using and interpreting advanced monitoring techniques.) Accepted: not listed on website Not Accepted: not listed on website
  • GPA: BSN or graduation from an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing with a BS or BA in the biophysical sciences. Cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75, with a GPA of 2.75 in the biophysical sciences.
  • GRE: Not required
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) BLS (Basic Life Support)


Chemistry (2 courses)
One chemistry and one physiology must be less than ten years old as of application deadline.


Personal interview required.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



29 months


The educational framework for Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island School of Nurse Anesthesia is divided into two phases incorporating an (front loaded) academic component at Central Connecticut State University.
Phase I:During Phase I all course work is provided at the university campus in New Britain, CT (Central Connecticut State University). During this 12-month phase, students commence classes in May and attend one summer semester, one fall semester, and one spring semester. Students will complete a minimum total of 450 academic class hours (30 semester credits) during this phase.
Phase II:Phase II originates at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and continues for the duration of the Program in conjunction with student participation at clinical affiliation sites. Phase II begins in June, following completion of the academic spring semester.

Clinical Sites:

not listed

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