Sacred Heart Medical Center & Gonzaga University

Sacred Heart Medical Center & Gonzaga CRNA School

Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Avenue
Tilford Center Suite 312
Spokane, WA 99258

Contact Information:

Phone: (509) 313-3569
Email: Url: Website


Margaret R Meyers

Program Summary:

The Sacred Heart Medical Center & Gonzaga University CRNA school offers a master of science in nurse anesthesia (MSNA). The nurse anesthesia program is aimed to assist the registered nurse who wants to assume a leadership role and become a Nurse Anesthetist. This CRNA school wants to graduate Nurse Anesthetist who are able to function in all the different anesthetizing areas. They show students how to become a Nurse Anesthetist that can work effectively in an anesthesia care team member all the way to the independent delivery of anesthesia. The Sacred Heart Medical Center & Gonzaga University CRNA school takes pride in that their graduates will be well prepared to design, teach, and lead the different programs that are necessary for creating quality and strength within the profession. More information on how to become a CRNA and how to ace the anesthesia interview can be found in our CRNA career guide called "CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts" which is located on our CRNA Career Pro website.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1979
Ranking: 2.9 out of 5.0
Class size: 10
Attrition Rate:12.5
Tuition: approx. $50,000

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Applicant must be a registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree in nursing or an equivalent degree as determined by the program director at Gonzaga University.
  • Work Experience: Prior to applying, applicants must have a minimum of two years experience as a registered nurse, with at least one of those years full time in an adult critical care setting with two years preferred (within the last 5 years).
    The required competencies are management of adult patients on ventilators, vasoactive drugs, invasive monitors, and long-term bedside assessment of critically ill patients.Accepted: General ICU, adult specialty ICU, and coronary care.
  • GPA: A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • GRE: Official Graduate Records Exam (GRE) test scores at the 25th percentile or higher, taken within the past five years. Test scores below the 25th percentile may be accepted if other qualifying criteria support admission.
  • Certifications: CCRN certification.




The interview team, consisting of 5 program faculty and one student, is divided into three groups so that all six members interview each applicant. The selection is based on a review of all submitted documents as well as the performance in the personal interview according to the following criteria: Motivation, Practical thinking, Critical care nursing knowledge,Stress management strategies, Support, Independence/initiative

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



36 months


The first semester is primarily didactic; clinical practicum begins during the second semester. The education core content is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Clinical Sites:

not listed

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