A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) performs the very important job of administering anesthesia to patients. If you are a RN with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and at least one year of experience working in a critical care unit, you may qualify for a CRNA program in Maryland.
CRNA Certification in Maryland
CRNAs must have current licensure as a RN. They must also complete an accredited CRNA program. After graduation, they must pass the certification examination required for certification. Continuing education courses are required to maintain licensure.
Maryland CRNA Registry
Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2254
CRNA Jobs and Salary in Maryland
A CRNA may work in a doctor’s office that provides pain management or for a podiatrist, plastic surgeon, or other specialist. They also work for oral surgeons and other dentists. Most CRNAs work for hospitals, such as the following:
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore
Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick
Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland
Saint Joseph Medical Center, Towson
Prince George’s Hospital Center, Cheverly
Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Cumberland
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore
Salaries for CRNAs in the state range from $140,000 to $160,000 annually.
CRNA Programs in Maryland
Each CRNA program has its own requirements. These programs are graduate nursing programs that lead to a Master of Science Nurse Anesthesia degree. It is important to apply to the program about one year in advance before you would like to begin classes. This allows time to plan for an interview and for getting any additional RN licensure that may be required.
Military Nurse Anesthesia School
University of the Health Sciences
Graduate School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia School
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
This CRNA program leads to a Master of Science in Nursing, and it takes 30 months of full time studies to complete. There is no fee for tuition because those enlisted in active duty receive free tuition and a full time salary for the duration of their education. PDAs, instruments, and books are also provided for students. Requirements include a BSN degree, a current RN license, and one year’s experience as a critical care nurse. In addition, a GPA of 3.0 and GRE scores of 1025 or higher are required.
Maryland University Nursing
University of Maryland School
Graduate Program Nurse
655 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
This program also leads to a Master of Science in Nursing. It takes 28 months of full time studies to complete. Requirements include a Baccalaureate degree in nursing, current RN licensure in Maryland, and at least one year of experience in acute care nursing. Other requirements include a GPA of 3.0. The GRE is not required.