Programs in Nurse Anesthesia


Welcome to the Nurse Anesthesia page at Columbia University School of Nursing. We appreciate your interest in our program and the nurse anesthesia specialty.

Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for nearly 150 years. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are anesthesia professionals who safely administer approximately 33 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' (AANA) 2011 Practice Profile Survey.



National Boards for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)

Year CUSON # of 1st Time Test Takers CUSON # of 1st Time Test Takers with Passing Score CUSON Pass Rate for 1st Time Test Takers CUSON Pass Rate for 2nd Time Test Takers National Pass Rate for 1st Time Test Takers CUSON 5- Year Pass Rate for 1st Time Test Takers
2007 28 28 100% N/A 93% 90.8%
2008 26 22 84.62% 100% 87.8% 91.4%
2009 21 19 90.47% 100% 87.7% 90.2%
2010 27 22 81.48% 100% 88.9% 91%
2011 26 25 96.15% 100% 89.1% 91%

11.55% 5 year attrition rate
100% employment rate within the first 6 months of graduation

Why Columbia University School of Nursing?

The Nurse Anesthesia Program was started at Roosevelt Hospital in 1965 and has been an integral part of the Health Science Campus of Columbia University since 1979 and has always maintained full accreditation. At Columbia University School of Nursing core and shared science courses are integrated into the nurse anesthesia specialty. With a combined experience of over 30 years the faculty gives special attention to each student. Every student is assigned a nurse anesthesia faculty mentor who offers guidance throughout the program. Make an investment in nurse anesthesia at Columbia University School of Nursing, the rewards and possibilities are endless. It will be the best investment you ever make!

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