University of North Dakota CRNA School

University of North Dakota CRNA School

Nursing Building Room 205
430 Oxford St Stop 9025
Grand Forks, ND

Contact Information:

Phone: 701.777.4174
Email: Url: Website


Kevin Buettner, PhD, CRNA

Program Summary:

This program provides a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia. The University of North Dakota (UND) program in Nurse Anesthesia is housed in the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. The program was founded in 1986 at the Grand Forks campus, with the first students admitted to the twenty-four month program in August 1987. A twenty-eight month program was approved for implementation in August of 2009 by UND and the Council on Accreditation. The Master of Science program has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs since its inception.” (University of North Dakota)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1986
Ranking: 3.0 out of 5.0
Class size: 12
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 90.2% past 5 years

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Current RN license
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one-year full-time critical care experience is required, two or more years is preferred Accepted: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) Trauma/Neuro Intensive Care Unit (TICU/NICU).
  • GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.00 is based on all years of study at the undergraduate level and includes a GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate science coursework.
  • GRE: Not required
  • Certifications: not listed


:Statistics: (graduate or undergraduate level).
Biochemistry: (UND Biochem 301 or its equivalent). This course is in addition to chemistry courses taken as part of generic BSN program.
College Algebra (UND math placement testing or an ACT score of 26+ on the math portion may be used to waive this requirement).


University of North Dakota’s interviews are typically held the first part of November and those that are selected to come to campus for interviews are notified in October. They have an admission committee that selects candidates for interviews and then a committee that also conducts the interviews. It is a structured and competitive process with questions for each candidate, lasting approximately 30-45 minutes. It is also a chance for them to get to know you, and for you to get to know them. The CRNA program does offer candidates lunch and an opportunity to speak with current students and see their classroom and learning environments. You can also tour the campus at that time if you were interested.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



28 months

Clinical Sites:

not listed

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