University of Alabama in Birmingham CRNA School

University of Alabama in Birmingham CRNA School

1701 University Boulevard

Contact Information:

Phone: 205-934-5428
Url: website


Patricia Speck

Program Summary:

The graduate is eligible to take the National Certification Examination, which, upon passing, allows them to practice as a certified registered nurse anesthetist. The Nurse Anesthesia program prepares the registered nurse in all aspects of nurse anesthesia practice at the graduate level. The sequence of student coursework combines the knowledge of basic health sciences, scientific methodology in anesthesia, and advanced preparation to include a state-of-the-art scientific paper. Completion of the prescribed coursework and clinical practice comprise the requirements for the degree.” (University of Alabama in Birmingham CRNA School)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1960 Ranking: 2.4 out of 5.0 Class size: 50 (average) Attrition Rate: 8% (recently) Tuition: website National Certification Exam (NCE) 1st Time Pass Rate: about 90%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: RN license
  • Work Experience: : Minimum one year critical care. Accepted: coronary care and postoperative cardiovascular units, medical, surgical, pediatric, and neonatal ICUs. Other working environments and arrangements may be acceptable; however, they must be approved by the program. Not Accepted: not listed on website
  • GPA: a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0), a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in science prerequisites
  • GRE: all sections of the GRE must be completed prior to application (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing)
  • Certifications: not listed


a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course: Anatomy (3-4 semester credit hours) Physiology (3-4 semester credit hours) Microbiology (3-4 semester credit hours) College Chemistry (3-4 semeter credit hours) Descriptive Statistics (3 semester credit hours)


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CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



27 months


Regardless of component, all students must attend daily classes at UAB for the first 11 months of the program before beginning clinical rotations at their respective program component.

Clinical Sites:

Students from all sites attend classes on campus at UAB for the first ten months. The remainder of the program (clinical rotations) are based at the student’s corresponding clinical site: Birmingham Dothan Huntsville Montgomery Tuscaloosa

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