Truman Medical Centers School of Nurse Anesthesia

Truman Medical Centers School of Nurse Anesthesia

2101 Charlotte Street
Kansas City,
MO 64108

Contact Information:

Phone: 816-404-1000
Email: Url: Website


Amber Davies

Program Summary:

In cooperation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), School of Nursing and Health Studies, we have developed the Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia degree program. The curriculum emphasizes basic sciences to provide the didactic foundation on which our program of Nurse Anesthesia is based. The rapidly changing areas of nursing science, medicine and biomedical technology require the anesthetist to critically analyze and evaluate new data and technologies in order to provide quality care for the patient undergoing anesthesia.” (Truman Medical Centers School of Nurse Anesthesia)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1990
Ranking: 2.4 out of 5.0
Class size: 15
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 100% average

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or equivalent (a related basic science degree) and graduation from an approved school of nursing. Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) in Missouri
  • Work Experience: Minimum one year critical care experience
    Accepted: ICU strongly preferred
    Not Accepted: (not listed on website)
  • GPA: A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (where A = 4.0). Special emphasis is placed on GPA achieved in science-based courses (science and math GPA > 3.0).
  • GRE: Graduate Record Exam: >1000 for verbal and quantitative combined; 4.0 or greater for analytical.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


Organic Chemistry – upper level (>300)


The interviews at Truman Medical Center's CRNA program are conducted in the Anesthesia Department with the department director, program director and assistant program director.  You also have an opportunity to visit with current students on an informal basis.  The interview process does not currently include a formal campus tour, but you would certainly be welcome to take a self-guided tour of the hospital. The entire interview process should last about three hours. Both clinical and non-clinical based questions will be asked to the applicants. This CRNA program does not include a written test during the interview.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



36 months


Front loaded classes for the first 12 months.

Clinical Sites:

Truman Medical Center Lakewood
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Saint Joseph Health Center
Harry S. Truman VA Hospital (Columbia, MO)
Heartland Regional Medical Center (St. Joseph, MO)
Moberly Regional Medical Center (Moberly, MO)
Lake Regional Medical Center (Osage Beach, MO)
Centerpoint Medical Center (Independence, MO)

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