Old Dominion University CRNA School

Old Dominion University CRNA School

1881 University Dr.
Virginia Beach,
VA 23453 
757-368-4100 (office)

Contact Information:

Phone: (757) 368-4171
Email: napatov@odu.edu
Url: Website


Nathaniel M. Apatov,

Program Summary:

The Old Dominion University, School of Nursing’s Nurse Anesthesia Program was created in 1995. This came about when two Norfolk, Virginia, Schools of Nurse Anesthesia came together to form a university-based nurse anesthesia program. DePaul Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia was established in 1949, and the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia was established in 1951. These two CRNA schools agreed to merge into a single CRNA program located within the School of Nursing at Old Dominion University. The nurse anesthetist program was recently accredited until 2014. If you would like to know how to get admission into anesthesia school please contact us through our website. Tips on getting CRNA interviews can be located inside the CRNA career guide called "CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts."

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1995
Ranking: not reported
Class size: 17
Attrition Rate: 17%
Tuition: In-state $40,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 92% (2011)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Baccalaureate degree in a related science, Nursing preferred. Current Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in Virginia.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one year (2080 hours) of full time nursing experience in an intensive care unit within the 2 years prior to application. (2 years preferred) Clinical experience must be direct patient care.
    Accepted: not specified
    Not Accepted: Emergency room, recovery room, operating room, labor and delivery, and step-down units
  • GPA: Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale and grades in each required science and nursing course in the undergraduate nursing program of 3.0 or above.
  • GRE: Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (combined score of 300)
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (recommended)


Statistics (undergraduate)
Anatomy (undergraduate)
Physiology (undergraduate)
Pathophysiology (undergraduate)
Pharmacology (undergraduate)
Either organic chemistry (preferred) or biochemistry courses within 10 years of applying to the program.


not listed

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



36 months


The first phase of the program is designed to introduce students to the basic theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for advanced nursing practice in nurse anesthesia. The second phase focuses on the clinical component, which is comprised of both general and regional anesthesia techniques.

Clinical Sites:

Primary Clinical Sites:
Bon Secours Depaul Hospital
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Sentara Leigh Hospital
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Sentara Carplex Hospital
Secondary Enrichment Sites
Washington Hospital Center
Columbus Children’s Hospital
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Portsmouth Naval Medical Center
McDonald Army Hospital
Clinch Valley Medical Center
Lakeview 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