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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Congratulations to the LLUSN CRNA Class of 2017!

100% graduates passed the National Certification Exam on their first attempt

100% found employment within six months of graduation

New Admissions Deadlines: Application period is from September 1 - December 15. 
Priority admission deadline is November 1.

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse trained in the theories and techniques involved in delivering anesthesia. CRNAs participate in all aspects of patient care throughout the peri-operative continuum and practice in all fifty states, providing approximately 32 million anesthetics  annually. CRNAs deliver 65% of anesthesia services across the United States.

CRNA Program Overview

The Loma Linda University School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Concertation is a didactically front-loaded, 30-month, full-time graduate curriculum designed to educate critical care registered nurses in the nurse anesthetist role across the lifespan.  The first 10 months are comprised of instruction in advanced pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology as well as principles of anesthesia and core graduate nursing courses. The final 20 months consist of clinical practicum experiences, providing students the opportunity to synthesize knowledge into clinical practice.  One cohort is accepted each year, commencing classes in the fall.  Upon successful completion of all requirements, graduates are awarded a Master of Science degree and are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists national certification examination.


The education of nurse anesthetist dedicated to professional excellence and compassion in clinical practice, education and research and the furthering of the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ through commitment to whole person care and Christian values.


Transforming lives through nurse anesthesia education, professional practice, and research.

Learn more about the Loma Linda School of Nursing Program by selecting a link below

General information about the CRNA program

What you need to apply for CRNA concentration and information regarding application deadlines

Clinical facilities available at LLUMC

Information about student health plan, malpractice insurance, and the Drayson Center.

Information regarding sumbitting transcripts for the admission process

See the current accreditation status and performance data

The curriculum plan for the CRNA Concentration

Information regarding tuition and fees

Print a PDF with information regarding pre-requisites, admission requirements, and deadlines


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