State University New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center / Kings County Hospital Center / Harlem Hospital Center

New York State University CRNA Program

450 Clarkson Avenue,
Box 98
BSB 1-112

Contact Information:

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


Ross Clinchy

Program Summary:

This program offers a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia. The Nurse Anesthesia Program prepares registered nurses with the advanced skills and judgment required to practice as nurse anesthetists. The program accepts students once per year for the Fall term. The 61-credit course of study allows students to pursue their studies on a full-time (27 months) basis. The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.” (State University New York (SUNY))

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1990
Ranking: not reported
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 80% (2012)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation CHEA regionally accredited college or university. A New York State R.N. license.
  • Work Experience: requires a minimum of two years of current critical care experience (EXCLUDING ORIENTATION), which must be completed within the last three (3) years by the time of application
    Accepted: SICU, MICU , Cardio Thoracic ICU
    Special note: SICU, MICU , Experience in the following intensive care units will be accepted, ONLY if combined with one of the experiences listed above for a minimum of one year. (Neonatal, Pediatric, Coronary Care Unit, Neurosurgical)
    Not Accepted: none explicitly stated on website
  • GPA: A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale is preferred
  • GRE: Not required.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse)


A letter grade of “B” or better in the following undergraduate nursing courses:
Nursing Research
Undergraduate Health/Physical Assessment Skill


Candidates may be called for an interview

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