Missouri State University CRNA School

Missouri State University CRNA School

Missouri State University
School of Anesthesia
c/o Biomedical Sciences Department
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Contact Information:

Email: shelleehaik@missouristate.edu Url: Website


Monika Feeney

Program Summary:

This program provides a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia in conjunction with Mercy HealthSystem. The Missouri State School of Nurse Anesthesia is a competitive program that prepares you for a career as a nurse anesthetist. The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program is in the Biomedical Sciences Department at Missouri State University. After you complete this program you are able to work in several career settings including hospitals and medical centers. You learn from physicians and nurse anesthetists who educate you and supervise your clinical training.” (Missouri State University CRNA School)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1952
Ranking: 2.3 out of 5.0
Class size: 14
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 98% (average)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: A bachelor’s degree in an area of life sciences, nursing, or chemistry from an accredited institution in the U.S. or equivalent training in a foreign university. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the U.S.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one year experience in an acute care setting is required; preferences may be given to applicants with more experience. Contact the clinical program director regarding questions about appropriate nursing experience
    Accepted: ICU, SICU, MICU or Neurotrauma ICU
    Not Accepted: not listed on website
  • GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work. Emphasis will be placed on science courses
  • GRE: Submission of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken no earlier than five years prior to application with a preferred minimum score of 153 in Verbal Reasoning, 150 in Quantitative Reasoning, and 3.5 in Analytical Writing
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (strongly recommended)


norganic chemistry (4 hrs)
Organic chemistry (4 hrs)
Human anatomy
Human physiology
Genetics (strongly recommended)


The Missouri State CRNA school interview is with faculty, and a current student who will ask you questions are to meant to get to know you. Very few if any clinical questions are asked. You won’t have to worry about taking a written test. You will either be scheduled for morning or afternoon interview, the opposite time is a tour of the University, Library, Student Union, Financial Aid, SIM Lab, Skills Lab, Classroom etc. This is an all day event.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



3 years



Clinical Sites:

Approximately 4 clinical affiliates.

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