Four years in a row!

Congratulations to the LLUSN CRNA Classes of 2017-2020!

100% graduates passed the National Certification Exam
100% found employment within six months of graduation

New Admissions Deadlines: Application period is from June 1 - August 1. 

New Documents Deadline: All official documents must be submitted by September 1. 

As of July 1, 2021 we will no longer have a priority deadline for CRNA, DNP program.

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.  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 apply for and take the National Certification Examination (NCE) that is offered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).


The education of critical care nurses preparing for the role of the nurse anesthetist is dedicated to professional excellence, compassion in clinical practice, education and research, while furthering 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

Information regarding submitting transcripts for the admission process

Clinical facilities available at Loma Linda University Health

Information about student health plan and the Drayson Center.

See the latest 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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