University of Michigan-Flint & Hurley Medical Center CRNA School

University of Michigan-Flint & Hurley Medical Center CRNA School

251 Thompson Library
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502-1950

Contact Information:

Phone: 313-993-1000
Url: website


Michael P. Dosch CRNA PhD

Program Summary:

University of Michigan’s CRNA School provides it’s students with the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia degree. The curriculum consists of a 24 month full time learning that prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). On average students can expect to spend more than 40 hours each week focusing on school related factors, such as studying. It is highly not recommended for students to try and work during the program. The MS in Anesthesia schedule incorporates your clinical experience and classroom knowledge, with didactic and clinical anesthesia courses. Students will be learn at both the University of Michigan-Flint and at Hurley Medical Center. If you are about to tackle the application process, and would like a guide to CRNA Admission, please take advantage of the vast amount of information located in our student blogs.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1950
Ranking: 3.1 out of 5.0
Class size: less then 30
Attrition Rate: 21% (2012)
Tuition: approx. $38,000 (in state); 54,000 (out)

National Certification Exam (NCE)

First time passing rate: 93.33% in 2012
Second time passing rate: 100%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Current, unrestricted, licensure as a Registered Nurse in Michigan or one of the United StatesCurrent licensure as a Registered Nurse; out-of-state applicants will need to obtain FL licensure as a RN upon admission to the program (copy of actual RN license)
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one year’s experience as a registered nurse in a critical care nursing area within the last five years. Accepted: SICU, MICU, CCU, etc. NICU (neonatal) & Emergency Department (if the applicant has a working knowledge of pulmonary artery and other advanced monitoring modalities, and is proficient in vasopressor titration)
  • GPA: A collective grade point average of 3.0 in required prerequisite courses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing or an appropriate biological sceince
  • GRE: Required (no minimum score listed)
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider)


College Algebra (MTH 111) (or demonstrated competence through math placement test)
Statistics – graduate or undergraduate level
General Chemistry for Health Sciences (CHM 150) or Principles of Chemistry I (CHM 260)
General Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab (CHM 151) or General Chemistry Lab (CHM 261) — strongly recommended
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (CHM 220) or Biologic Chemistry for Health Sciences (CHM 252)
1.Microbiology Basics (BIO 135) and Human Anatomy & Physiology I* (BIO 167) and Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 168)
2.Organismal Biology (BIO 111) and Cell Biology (BIO 326) and Mammalogy (BIO 421)
Single-semester Anatomy & Physiology courses must be 5 or more credit hours.
Note: Recent repeats of the following courses are required if credits are 10 years old or older:
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (CHM 220) or Biologic Chemistry for Health Sciences ( CHM 252)
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 167) or Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 168)


A personal interview is conducted by the admissions committee comprised of faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint and Hurley Medical Center.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



27 or 39 months.



Clinical Sites:

Hurley Medical Center is a 443-bed public, non-profit, teaching hospital located in Flint, Michigan. Hurley offers a wide variety of hospital and health services. From mid-Michigan’s most comprehensive health care offerings for children, to specialized critical care centers, Hurley has the dedicated professionals, advanced technology and convenient facilities to meet the complex health needs of our region.

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