St. Mary’s University of Minnesota CRNA School
The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program is for qualified Registered Nurses who wish to earn a Master of Science degree while pursuing education as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The Master of Science program in Nurse Anesthesia originated in response to the request of leaders in the health care field for graduate level education in the field of Nurse Anesthesia. With this need in mind, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota developed this program.” (St. Mary’s University of Minnesota CRNA School)
Program created: 1984 Ranking: 2.8 out of 5.0 Tuition: approx. website National Certification Exam (NCE) First time passing rate: 96.6% (2012)
- License: Baccalaureate Degree required but does not have to be in nursing. You may have an associate’s degree in nursing. Current licensure as a RN in Minnesota must be un-encumbered, no restrictions or suspensions.
- Work Experience: A minimum of one year of experience in a critical care setting. Critical care means adult, pediatric or neonatal intensive care or emergency department in a level one trauma center. Not accepted: Recovery room, PACU, non-trauma ER, telemetry, dialysis, surgery, CV lab or step-down units
- GPA: Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. A GPA of 3.0-3.2 or higher in science and/or math courses is needed to be competitive.
- GRE: Not required.
- Certifications: Recommend: CCRN, TNCC, ACLS, ATLS, PALS, NALS, NRP
They do not interview candidates for the program. Admission is solely based on the contents of the application and the ability to present a professional set of documents.CRNA Program Setup: Curriculum:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN Amery Regional Medical Center, Amery, WI Children’s Hospital and Clinics of MN, Minneapolis, MN Gillette Specialty Children’s Hospital, St. Paul, MN Glencoe Regional Health Center, Glencoe, MN Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, Hayward, WI Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, MN • Mayo Health System, New Prague, MN Memorial Health Center, Medford, WI Memorial Medical Center, Neilsville, WI Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston, WI Miller Dwan Hospital, Duluth, MN Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, Rhinelander, WI Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna, MN Phillip’s Eye Institute, Minneapolis, MN Region’s Hospital, St. Paul, MN Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, MN Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia, MN River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls, WI Riverwood Health Care Center, Aitkin, MN Saint Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN Saint Croix Falls Regional Medical Center, St. Croix Falls, WI Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, Wabasha, MN Saint Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls, MN Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, WI Saint Luke’s Hospital, Duluth, MN Saint Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth, MN Winona Health System, Winona, MDisclaimer: 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