University of Cincinnati CRNA School

University of Cincinnati CRNA School

PO Box 210038,
OH 45221-0038

Contact Information:

Phone: (513) 558-3600.
Url: Website

Program Summary:

Graduates of UC’s Nurse Anesthesia program receive a Master of Science in Nursing. The program is designed to prepare students for doctoral study if they choose to continue their education. In 2015 will become a full DNP program.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1982
Ranking: 2.9 out of 5.0
Class size: 13
Attrition Rate: 9.6
Tuition: In-state: $35,000
Out of-state: $61,000

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: RN license required
  • Work Experience: One year of full time critical care experience as a Registered Nurse must be completed prior to applying to the program.
    Accepted: adult (preferred) and pediatric intensive care units only. It is strongly advisable to be currently working in the ICU at the time of application..
    Not Accepted: neonatal ICU, ICU step-down, operating room, post-anesthesia care unit, invasive radiology/cardiology, or emergency room..
    Highest priority goes to candidates who are currently working in a high acuity, large hospital ICU setting where they are most likely to have a broad range of experiences. Most successful applicants have at least three years’ experience in the ICU..
  • GPA: Cumulative and science GPA 3.0 or higher
  • GRE: Revised GRE: minimum of 150 Verbal Reasoning and minimum of 150 on Quantitative Reasoning are preferred. Older GRE: a minimum combined score of 1000 combined and a minimum score of 4.5 on the analytical writing sections are expected.The GRE must be completed within the last 5 years.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse)


The interview process University of Cincinnati starts with a thirty minute program review by the program director.  Afterwards the candidates are divided into two groups. Group one will start the interviews, which are divided into a panel interview and a simulation interview.  Group two goes on a tour of the campus, the hospital perioperative area and can talk openly with current students.  After the first round of tours and interviews, the groups will rotate.  After the completion of all of the interviews there is a thirty minute question and answer allotted for all candidates to allow them to clarify or ask anything they did not ask during the interviews/tour. The whole interview day lasts about four hours. The individual interviews, per panel, vary between 15-30 minutes depending on the number of candidates they interview that day. The interviews are conducted by the program’s faculty. The panel interview consists of the program director, assistant program director and a CRNA instructor, and the questions can vary from “meet and greet” to clinical based. The simulation interview consists of two other CRNA instructors, and the questions are all clinical based on current CCRN criteria. Currently, there is no test at this time.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



3 years`



Clinical Sites:

University Hospital and OB Unit
Holmes Hospital Outpatient Surgery
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Shriners Hospital
The Christ Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
St. Elizabeth Health Center (Edgewood)
Mercy Hospital Anderson
Bethesda North Hospital
Mercy Hospital Fairfield
Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus

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