Oakland University Nurse Anesthesia Program

Oakland University Nurse Anesthesia Program

3601 West 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Contact Information:

Phone: (248) 898-7683
Email: abittinger@beaumont.edu
Url: website


Anne Hranchook, C.R.N.A., M.S.N

Program Summary:

Oakland University’s CRNA School offers a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia. In 2012, the Council of Accreditation awarded them a 10 year re-accreditation. Applicants who gain admission into the Oakland University-Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program have the privilege of learning from some of the most respected professionals in the anesthesia community. This includes program faculty, CRNA staff and other graduate students, many of which are published in peer-reviewed journals, authored chapters in anesthesia textbooks, and attended countless professional lectures as a speaker all across the United States. If you are interested in finding out more about the top Nurse Anesthetist Programs in the country, please take a look at our school search page. We have school summaries for all the 113 accredited CRNA programs in the United States.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1991
Ranking: 3.2 out of 5.0
Class size: 20
Attrition Rate: 6.4%
Tuition: approx. $$6,800.00 per semester
(7 semesters) with $10,000 in additional costs
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 96%
Second time passing rate: 100%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: current RN license
  • Work Experience: a minimum of 1 year of Intensive Care Unit experience at the time of application. This experience must have occurred within 2 years of applying. Not Accepted: Emergency room, recovery room and step-down units typically do not satisfy the ICU requirement.
  • GPA: 3.0 in nursing program as well as each science course.
  • GRE: satisfactory scores required. Those with GPA’s of 3.5 or higher not required to take GRE.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


Organic chemistry or biochemistry (must be within 10 years of applying to the program.)
Complete an undergraduate physical assessment course.
Special requirements: must apply for Michigan nursing license


Interviews are held in October. Brief evaluation about critical care nursing knowledge and skills.

CRNA Program Setup:

An intensive clinical internship parallels the didactic courses. See website.

Clinical Sites:

In addition to the Royal Oak campus, the Oakland University-Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program also has access to the Beaumont Health System Troy and Grosse Pointe campuses as well as 24 affiliate sites. Full-time distance education classes are attended using video conferencing via the Tandberg Education System for students in Kalamazoo, Marquette and Petoskey. The program also enrolls students for the Toledo, Ohio clinical placement. These students attend class at the Royal Oak campus but the majority of the clinical rotations are done in Toledo, Ohio.

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