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.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice nurses who enjoy a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. CRNAs provide anesthetics to patients in every practice setting, and for every type of surgery or procedure. They are the sole anesthesia providers in nearly all rural hospitals, and the main provider of anesthesia to the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. To learn more, please visit the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists:

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program of the Loma Linda University School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration offers a didactically front-loaded, 39-month, full-time graduate curriculum designed to educate critical care registered nurses in the nurse anesthetist role across the lifespan. The program’s curriculum follows the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs’ (COA) Practice Doctorate Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs. It consists of graduate-level core nursing courses, nurse anesthesia concentration courses, clinical courses and DNP practice inquire project courses.  It is designed to move students from foundational content through concepts and principles necessary for practice to a clinical practicum sequence for learning and refining of professional clinical practice. 

The program is fully accredited by the COA as a Distance Education Program and has been designed to take advantage of available distance education technologies to enhance curriculum effectiveness and flexibility.  Courses are delivered via both traditional classroom and hybrid distance education formats.  As a result, the first year of the program is entirely hybrid in design, requiring minimal student on-campus attendance.  The remainder of the program follows a more traditional format, utilizing distance education technologies to enhance course effectiveness.

Upon completion, graduates are able to exercise advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and expanded responsibility, as well as become accountable for planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based strategies.  Graduates are awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination of the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.


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

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

CRNA Fact Sheet

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


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