State University New York (SUNY) at Buffalo CRNA Program

State University New York SUNY at Buffalo CRNA Program

450 Clarkson Avenue,
Box 98
BSB 1-112

Contact Information:

Phone: (718) 270-3776
Email: Url: Website


Thomas E. Obst, PhD, CRNA

Program Summary:

This program provides a DNP curriculum for nurse anesthesia only. The nurse anesthetist students receive an education that equips them to assume clinical, educational, research, and leadership positions within this advanced nursing specialty. Our Patient Simulation Center, which includes an operating room with advanced monitoring and gas-delivery systems, employs advanced technology to support the surgical and resuscitative care of a full-body, computerized mannequin (SAMSON).” (State University New York (SUNY) at Buffalo)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2012
Ranking: 3.2 out of 5.0
Class size: 15-25
Attrition Rate: 80% graduation rate
Tuition: approx. NYS resident: $75,798
Outside NYS: $134,070
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 88% (history of 99% )
Second time passing rate: 100%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Bachelor in Nursing is required. Bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines are not eligible. Must possess an active United States RN license.
  • Work Experience: 1 year minimum critical care experience. Not Accepted: ER, PACU, NICU
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • GRE: no minimum score required
  • Certifications: ACLS (Dvanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (preferred)


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University at Buffalo has an interview process that will be at least two hours in length. The applicants will meet with program faculty/clinical faculty for one hour. The first half hour is clinical based questions and the second half is graduate school/assessment knowledge. There is no tour during the day, and applicants are encouraged to dress appropriately (like they are going to a job interview). Applicants should prepare for assessment and clinical knowledge questions, and should also be ready to discuss doctoral preparation, research and capstone projects they are interested in pursuing.

Clinical Sites:

9 within the Buffalo area and 3 located outside the area in Medina, Rochester and Syracuse, NY.

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