CRNA Schools and Programs in New York NY

Debra Riley


We have done some research for you – to find the best CRNA schools in New York state with programs for nurse anesthesia. This is a big step so finding the right school is really important – let’s have a look…

So you want to take the next step on your career path and are not sure what to do, training as a Nurse Anesthetist might be just what you are looking for. It is a highly rewarding career with excellent earning potential and has many areas to practice in.

Here at Nurse Salary Guide we have taken the hard work away from you by compiling a list of the CRNA programs in New York.

Why train as a CRNA? Well one reason might be the earnings potential – Nurse Anesthetists earn significantly more than many types of nurse career. See our nurse salary in NY page for salary data in New York.

You need to hold a current Registered Nurse License to enable you to enroll in a DNP program specializing in Nurse Anesthesia.

CRNA’s in New York are advanced practice nurses who are registered by the New York Board of Nursing and have certification from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).

They must hold a current New York Registered Nurse License, have successfully graduated from an approved educational program and completed the National Certification Exam. They must conform with all requirements for re-certification as per the New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

crna schools in new york ny

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.

CRNA Schools in New York State

University of Buffalo

School of Nursing
3435 Main St.
Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY

  • Degree Post BSN-DNP in Nurse Anesthesia 124 credits required for completion
  • Hybrid course
  • Cost $1047 per credit
  • Post MSN-DNP in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Part time 5-7 semesters on line course
  • Cost $1047 per credit
  • Accreditation The University of Buffalo School of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Council on Accreditation (COA).

Columbia University School of Nursing

560 West 168th Street
New York, NY

Columbia plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the DNP-Nurse Anesthetist degree in 2019. Pending approval by the COA, the program hopes to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students by summer 2021.

  • Degree MSN in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Duration 27 months full time
  • Class size – 40
  • Costs and Expenses $110,000
  • Graduates from this program are eligible to sit the National Certification Exam (NCE) which is administered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), this is a requirement for all nurse anesthetists to practice.
  • The program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

According to the BLS latest figures there are 1,770 CRNA’s employed in New York State across a variety of clinical settings with an expected growth of 31% over the next five years.

Although you are quite restricted in your choice of CRNA schools in New York don’t forget you have other out of state options. Have a look at our main CRNA Schools page covering all states in the US.

If the programs in NY are not suitable – have a good look around at what is available in other states.

Check out CRNA schools in: Georgia, Alabama or even Connecticut – some of the options available.

It is a big step and I can’t stress enough how important it is to make the best decision for your specific needs. Take your time, do lots of research and get it right!

Thanks for reading and good luck.