Union University CRNA Program

Union University CRNA Program

222 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge,
IL 60068-4001

Contact Information:

Email: mwright@uu.edu
Url: website



Program Summary:

For now the Union University offers it's anesthesia students a Master of Science in Nursing Anesthesia. They are transitioning into a BSN to DNP program. Until then there is an alternate DNP in Anesthesia offered as a in-depth 5 semester online course which includes on-campus classes. This is just an overview and more information can be found below their website link above.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2006
Ranking: 2.0 out of 5.0
Tuition: approx. $55,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 88.5% (2011)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Previously earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or with a previously earned Bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing.
    Proof of unencumbered RN license
  • Work Experience: At least one year of recent, adult intensive critical care experience
    Accepted: CCU, MICU, SICU, CVRU
    Not Accepted: other areas considered on individual basis
  • GPA: Last 60 hours GPA of 3.0
    Cumulative science GPA (Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, statistics) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale preferred
  • GRE: not required
  • Certifications: None specifically stated.


Applicant must complete or show evidence of completion of the following courses if their degree is in a field other than nursing:
Anatomy and Physiology I and 2 (8 hours)
Microbiology (3 or 4 hours)
Pathophysiology (3 hours)
Any undergraduate statistics course (3 hours)


The Union University interview process is a chance for the CRNA school to get to know you and for you to get to know what Union is about. The interviews last about 20-30 minutes with the anesthesia faculty.  Students in our program are also available for you to ask questions and find out the ‘ins-and-outs’ of their program. It is possible that your interview may have a clinical question for clarification of your job duties, or just to get your input on a clinical experience but there is no reading ahead of time and no test given at interviews. If you would like to see the campus, they can arrange someone from Graduate Admissions to show you their simulation lab and point out areas of interest on campus.  The anesthesia faculty will be tied up in interviews so there won’t be participation from any of them in that aspect.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



36 months


Front-loaded. First eight months are didactic.

Clinical Sites:

Currently the program has 14 clinical sites, which include rotations to hospitals located in various cities in Tennessee (Jackson, Memphis, Bartlett), Arkansas (West Memphis), Mississippi (Corinth), Nashville, and Kentucky (Paducah).

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