University of Scranton & Commonwealth Health CRNA School

University of Scranton & Commonwealth Health CRNA School

Pennsylvania 18510

Contact Information:

Phone: 570-941-5530
Email: Url: Website


Dr. Bernard Gilligan

Program Summary:

This program provides a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in nurse anesthesia or a post-master’s certificate. The Nurse Anesthesia (NA) track prepares registered nurses to function in the role of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA). Upon completion the graduate will be prepared to administer all types of anesthesia to diverse populations in a variety of clinical settings. Graduates will be eligible to take the national certification examination for CRNA from the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.” (University of Scranton & Commonwealth Health)

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2005
Ranking: none reported
Attrition Rate: 0%
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 100%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Pennsylvania Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
  • Work Experience: At least one year of recent, adult intensive critical care experience
    minimum of one year of recent critical care nursing experience
    Accepted: ICU, CCU, SICU
    Not Accepted: not stated
  • GPA: The ordinary standard for admission to a graduate program is an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). An applicant falling below this level must submit other evidence of his/her ability to complete successfully a graduate program, such as grades in other post-baccalaureate courses, scores from examinations (e.g. Graduate Record Examination), or a record of progressively higher work responsibilities.
  • GRE: Required if undergraduate GPA below 3.0, see above.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


College chemistry (2 courses)
Basic physical assessment


not listed

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



25 Months



Clinical Sites:

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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