University of Maryland’s CRNA School

University of Maryland's CRNA School

University Maryland School of Nursing,
655 West Lombard Street, MD 21201.

Contact Information:

Url: website


Adams, Patricia, BA

Program Summary:

University of Maryland CRNA School provides a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA). Currently the school does not offer a doctoral program to it’s students. The anesthesia program is front-loaded and the first 2 semesters will contain the majority of the classroom instruction. Once students enter their 3 semester they will begin the clinical portion at hospitals that are located in Baltimore-Washington, D.C. One day a week students are required to return to the University for classes. The course work is made up anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, and pharmacology. If you are curious about how to become a Nurse Anesthetist take a minute to look around our CRNA Career Pro website. Our student blogs are filled with helpful tips and advice that you can use when applying to schools.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2004
Ranking: 3.2 out of 5.0
Class size: 25
Attrition Rate: 3.5%
Tuition: approx. $103,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 100%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: BSN and current RN license required.
  • Work Experience: 1 year acute care – preferably large, busy surgical or cardio-thoracic ICU’s.
    Not Accepted: ER, OR, PACU, NICU, step-down or telemetry units
  • GPA: 3.0
  • GRE: no minimum score required
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    CCRN recommended. (Critical Care Registered Nurse)




The interview process lasts about 3-4 hours and entails a introduction and tour as well as the interview itself.  The interview is generally about 30-45 minutes in length.  The interview is conducted by members of the faculty as well as area CRNAs (there is usually a total of 5-6 individuals at any given interview) and the questions range from meet and greet to specific clinical and generalized questions.  There is a test that you will take that is administered at the start of the interview.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



3 years


Front loaded
Phase 1: first 2 semesters didactic
Phase 2: clinical phase afterwards

Clinical Sites:

17 clinical sites located in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area

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