Here we have a list of the best CRNA schools in Connecticut – nursing schools with programs for nurse anesthitists. Finding the right school that meets your needs will take some detailed research on your part but this is a great way to begin that process.
Changes to how CRNA’s are trained and become qualified are being introduced with many schools and universities submitting applications to the COA for approval to award doctoral programs.
“The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree.”
These changes are necessary because The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists(AANA) has stated that:
“By 2025 all CRNA programs change from the current Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia degree to a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice. All nurse anesthetists qualified before 2025 will not have to go back and study as they will be “grandfathered” in.
Becoming a CRNA – Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist – is a great way for many nurses to further their careers both in terms of professional qualifications and of course financially. Have a look at our main average nurse salaries by state page to see how a CRNA salary compares to that of several other nurse specialties.
We also have a page covering nurse salaries in Connecticut with a detailed breakdown of salary information for this state. Have a look at the figures and you can see why this career progression is a popular one!
CRNA’s in Connecticut are advanced practice nurses who are registered by the Department of Public Health Registered Nurse Licensure and have certification from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
They must hold a current Connecticut Registered Nurse License, have graduated from an approved educational program and successfully completed the National Certification Exam. They must comply with all requirements for re-certification as per the Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
CRNA Schools in Connecticut
Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital
Nurse Anesthesia Program
267 Grant Street, Perry 3
- Degree DNP in Nurse Anesthesia
- Duration 36 months
- Class size 15 per intake
- Costs $1,000 per credit
- Fairfield University and BHNAP is fully accredited by The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT
CCSU’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice ( DNAP) was designed following the increased need for CRNA’s.CCSU has partnered with Yale New Haven Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia and Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford to provide registered nurses with the ability to become CRNA’s
Yale New Haven Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia
450 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
- Degree DNAP Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
- Duration 36 months 12 months at CCSU remaining 24 months at Yale New Haven
- Costs In state $6,200 per term
- Out of State $12,500 per term
- The doctoral curriculum has been approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) .
Integrated Anesthesia Associates – NAPH
100 Retreat Avenue, Suite 403
- Degree DNAP Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
- Duration 36 months 12 months at CCSU with the remaining 24 months at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
- Costs and expenses approx $60,000
- Central Connecticut State University is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE).The Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford received accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). In October 2018, they were awarded a full 10-year accreditation.
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
- Degree Post-Bachelor’s DNP in Nurse Anesthesia
- Duration 3 years
- Costs $1,050 per credit
- Accreditation- The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program for Nurse Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
According to CTANA there are 500 CRNA’s employed in Connecticut with these numbers expected to rise by 30% over the next five years.
As you can see you do have a reasonable choice of CRNA schools in Connecticut but remember you will have many more choices if you chose to go out of state. See our main CRNA Schools page for a list of all states in the US with schools and programs to train as a nurse anesthetist.
Here are some popular choices for CRNA schools by state:
Obvioulsy your final decision will depend on your needs and circumstances but I do advise you to take some time and do further research into all available options. It’s a big commitment of time and money so make sure you get it right first time. Good luck and thanks for reading!