Samuel Merritt University CRNA School

Samuel Merritt University CRNA School

3100 Telegraph Avenue
California 94609

Contact Information:

Phone: 510.869.6511


Program Summary:

Samuel Meritt University’s CRNA School was created in 1967, and on average has between 80-120 people apply to the program each year. They routinely admit between 25-28 students for each class. Students earn a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA), and also have a Post-Master’s Certificate option. The school’s deadline for applications are November 1st, and all applicants must have a Bachelors degree nursing from a nationally accredited program and have a California licensure as a RN. If you are interested in this CRNA program and would like us to show you the best way to get accepted, please take a look at our Nurse Anesthesia career guide called, CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts. You will learn strategies that current students used to get accepted.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1967 Ranking: 3.3 out of 5.0 Class size: 25-28 Attrition Rate: <12% Tuition: approx. $67,917 Fees: $2,700 National Certification Exam (NCE) 1st time passing rate: not listed

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: A baccalaureate in nursing from a nationally accredited program and CA licensure as a RN.
  • Work Experience: Evidence of 12 months in ICU at time of interview: surgical intensive care (including trauma, post-cardiovascular surgery and neurosurgical specialty units), medical intensive care (coronary care, pulmonary care, and other medical sub-specialty units), and pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.
  • GPA: Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0; average 3.4
  • GRE: Minimum cumulative score of 290 an average was 310 All section scores must be above the 30th percentile, and must be submitted to the University of New England. A copy of your scores should also be sent to SJHSAN.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) BLS (Basic Life Support)


Chemistry (should include organic, inorganic and biochem): 6-8 semester units Statistics (3 semester units) Physics (basic/intro or general) recommended: 3 semester units


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CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:

5th Jan


2 years and 4years


Front loaded

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