CRNA Programs in Virginia


Registered nurses who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing may be considering Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) programs in Virginia. There are four advanced degree programs in the state, and one of them may be right for you.

CRNA Certification in Virginia

CRNAs must complete an approved CRNA program and pass the certification examination after graduation. They must also have a current state license as an RN.

Virginia CRNA Registry

Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists

2231 Oak Bay Lane

Richmond, VA 23233

 

CRNA Jobs and Salary in Virginia

CRNAs work in doctor’s and dentist’s offices and in most hospitals such as the following:

Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital, Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University Critical Care Hospital, Richmond

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk

Fairfax Surgical Center, Fairfax

Salaries for CRNAs in the state are around the national average and range from $140,000 to $160,000 annually. Starting salaries range from $110,000 to $130,000.

CRNA Programs in Virginia

Each of the Virginia CRNA programs has its own requirements, and it is important to begin the application process about one year before planning to attend classes.

Old Dominion University

School of Nursing

Nurse Anesthesia Program

4608 Hampton Boulevard

Room 3001

Norfolk, VA 23529

 

Requirements are a BSN or a Baccalaureate degree in related sciences, one year’s experience in intensive care, minimum GPA of 3.0, and satisfactory scores on GRE or MAT.

 

Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Nurse Anesthesia

On the Medical College of Virginia Campus

P.O. Box 980226

Richmond, VA 23298

 

Nurses can earn a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) by completing this CRNA program. Full time studies for 28 months are required, as well as a BSN or degree in a related science. A GPA of at least 3.0 is expected, along with recent GRE scores.

 

Doctor of Nursing Combined

Degree at Virginia

Commonwealth University

School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Nurse Anesthesia

On the Medical College of

Virginia Campus

P. O. Box 980226

Richmond, VA 23298

 

Options include 32 months of full time or 40 months of part time studies. This is a combined degree program that first leads to a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) and then to a Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice (DNAP). A graduate GPA of 3.25 is required.

 

Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Nurse Anesthesia

On the Medical College of

Virginia Campus

P.O. Box 980226

Richmond, VA 23298

 

This program leads to a Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice (DNAP). There is a distance learning option to complete the program full time in one year or part time in two or three years. A graduate degree from an accredited CRNA program, current RN license, GPA of 3.0 and satisfactory scores on the GRE are required.

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