Otterbein University & Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program

Otterbein University & Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program

Grant Medical Center
Nurse Anesthesia Program
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081

Program Summary:

Master of Science in Nursing. The overall objectives of the nurse anesthesia major are to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies in basic science, perianesthetic management, patient safety, critical thinking, and communication to fulfill their professional responsibilities as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.” (Otterbein University & Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2010
Ranked: 2.6 out of 5.0
Class size: 17
Attrition Rate: 12.2% in 2012
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: >90%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Baccalaureate degree in nursing with current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the U.S. or recognized U.S. territory. Active Ohio RN license is required at the time of matriculation.
  • Work Experience: Minimum of one (1) year full time experience as a registered nurse in a critical care unit within the last 5 years by the application deadline. Accepted: Experience in interpretation of invasive monitors, titration of vasoactive infusions, management of ventilated patients, and care of acutely ill patients.
    Not Accepted: Operating room, PACU, emergency room and telemetry unit experience
  • GPA: A blended cumulative GPA average of 3.0 or higher
    A blended undergraduate science course GPA of 3.0 or higher
    A grade of B or higher in an undergraduate statistics course
  • GRE: GRE is required starting with Jan 30,2014 application deadline
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)


Undergraduate statistics.


The CRNA school interview at the Otterbein University involves a presentation of the program by current students in the program.  You will also meet faculty of the program and receive a tour of the hospital. Your time there for the whole process will last 2-3 hours, and interviews are conducted by the nurse anesthesia program faculty, clinical coordinators from the various clinical sites (CRNAs and anesthesiologists) and nursing faculty from Otterbein. The school usually reserve the first 10-15 minutes to ask questions about you and your application.  Be prepared to talk about why you want to become a CRNA and your strengths and weaknesses.  The last 15-20 minutes are clinical based questions (based on your ICU experience).  This includes hemodynamics, pharmacology, ventilator management, scenarios, etc. We have given a written CCRN type exam in the past. 

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



28 months

Clinical Sites:

The program has clinical sites at Grant Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital as well as other affiliates in Ohio. The majority of clinical sites are within an hour’s drive from Columbus.

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