Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Health Professions

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Health Professions

3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago,
IL 60064-3095.

Contact Information:

Phone: (847) 578-3400
Url: website


Sandra Larson, PhD, CRNA, MSN, APN, Program Director & Chair

Program Summary:

Rosalind Franklin University’s CRNA School provides a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA). Their first DNAP class began in June of 2015. The Council on Accreditation for nurse anesthesia programs has approved this Nurse anesthesia school’s accreditation for the next 10 years. 10 years is the longest period that the COA is allowed to extend accreditation for a CRNA school. The school was able to receive this accreditation by a continuos study and review of all program components and regulations. They will be up for review again in 2022. For a list of top Nurse Anesthetist Programs in your area please feel free to use our built in CRNA school search page located on our CRNA Career Pro website.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2006
Ranking: 2.4 out of 5.0>
Class size: 25
Attrition Rate: 8.7%
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 100% in 2012

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Applicants must hold a current licensure as a registered professional nurse in the United States, its territories, or protectorates.
    Current Wisconsin and Illinois Nursing Licensures.
    Nursing Licensures must be kept current throughout the program.
  • Work Experience: At least one, preferably two, years of experience as an RN in an ICU.
    Two years of experience is strongly preferred.
  • GPA: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education prior to matriculation into the program.
    A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate study is required.
  • GRE: GRE is required. (No specific scores were specified)
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) BLS (Basic Life Support)


Proficiency in basic computer skills


not listed

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



24 months


CRNA program is structured as a 12-month science-based, front-loaded didactic program to prepare graduates for clinical residencies and provide a solid, up-to-date knowledge base for practice.

Clinical Sites:

Wisconsin Clinical Affiliations
Aurora Medical Center of Washington County, Hartford, WI
Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Berlin Memorial Hospital, Berlin, WI
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Clement J. Zablocki Veteran’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls, WI
Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints, Racine, WI
Illinois Clinical Affiliations
Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, IL
Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, IL
Capt James A Lovell Medical Center, North Chicago, IL
MetroSouth Medical Center, Blue Island, IL
Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL
OSF St Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL
Provena St Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee, IL
Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Saint Anthony Hospital, Chicago, IL
St James Hospital and Medical Centers, Chicago Heights, IL and Olympia Fields, IL
Shriners Hospital for Children Chicago, Oak Park, IL
Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, IL
St Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL
Swedish/American Hospital, Rockford, IL
Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Indiana Clinical Affiliations
Methodist Hospital, Gary and Merrillville, IN

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