Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
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.
The nurse anesthesia program consists of a didactically front-loaded 30-month graduate curriculum. The first 12 months are comprised of instruction in advanced pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology as well as principles of anesthesia and core graduate nursing courses. Intensive skills lab sessions and medical simulation experiences are also incorporated via Loma Linda University’s Medical Simulation Center. The final 18 months consist of full-time clinical practicum experiences, providing students the opportunity to synthesize knowledge into clinical practice.
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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
Frequently asked questions
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