University of New England Nurse Anesthesia School

University of New England Nurse Anesthesia School

University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
ME 04005

Contact Information:

Phone:(207) 283-0171
Url: website


Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D.

Program Summary:

University of New England’s CRNA School is made up of a 27-month two-phase program. The first phase of the Nurse Anesthetist Program is held on their historic Westbrook College of Health Professions (WCHP) Campus, located in Portland. The program is front-loaded with a didactic portion incorporating 8 months of classroom study focusing on science and anesthesia courses. Courses are taught by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, MDAs, and other UNE faculty. The school has an average class size of 35 students and usually has 60-70 applicants each year. CRNA Career Pro is here to help if you have questions about CRNA school admission into this program, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1984
Ranking: 2.7 out of 5.0
Attrition Rate: 8%
Tuition: approx. $65,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: >90%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: BSN
  • Work Experience: must have a minimum of one year of experience (acute care).
    Accepted: ICU, CCU, SICU, MICU, Neuro ICU, PICU.
    All others are considered on individual merit
  • GPA: 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • GRE: No minimum score listed on website.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (recommended)


Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry


not listed

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



27 Months


This front-loaded didactic portion involves eight months of classroom study and consists of science and anesthesia courses taught by CRNA, anesthesiologist, and other UNE faculty as well as CRNA and physician instructors from the local community. The second phase is the 19-month hospital-based clinical phase of the curriculum. The primary focus is clinical anesthesia training as well as lectures and seminars taught by CRNA’s and anesthesiologists via a distance education delivery system.

Clinical Sites:

The School has contractual relationships with 31 hospitals throughout the New England area and beyond, which offer a variety of rich, diverse experiences in large teaching, community, and critical access hospitals alike.

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