If you are a Registered Nurse, you may be thinking of continuing your education by enrolling in a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) program. Registered Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and experience working in critical care may qualify for CRNA programs.
CRNA Certification in New York
CRNAs must have current RN licensure in New York, and they must have completed an accredited CRNA program. After graduation, they must pass the certification examination.
New York CRNA Registry
NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
CRNA Jobs and Salary in New York
A CRNA may work for a doctor, dentist, or hospital, such as the following:
Albany Memorial Hospital, Albany
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown
The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn
Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, New York
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2020 data, the annual mean wage of nurse anesthetists in New York is $ 217,050.*
(Based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary)
CRNA Programs in New York
CRNA programs in the state are full-time study that leads to a Master of Science Nurse Anesthesia degree. It is very important to apply to a program for about one year before planning to begin classes. Applicants must have New York licensure and experience in critical care.
Albany Medical College
Nurse Anesthesiology Program
47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
This program takes 28 months to complete. Two years of critical care experience are preferred. No minimum scores are required for GPA or GRE.
School of Nursing
Program in Nurse Anesthesia
617 West 168th Street
School of Nursing, Room 318
New York, NY 10032
This CRNA program takes 27 months to complete, and classes begin in June and September. A BSN is required, but a non-nursing bachelor’s degree may be accepted. RNs without a BSN must first complete five credits in community health. Most applicants who are accepted into the program have two to five years of critical care experience. There is no minimum GPA requirement, and GRE scores must be above the 50th percentile.
State University of New York
State University at Buffalo
Nurse Anesthetist Program
1133 Kimball Tower
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
This CRNA program takes 28 months to complete. There is a part-time option that is sometimes allowed. Applicants must have a BSN. If your GPA is below 3.0, applicants must take the GRE. Otherwise, it is not required.
State University New York at Brooklyn
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Nurse Anesthesia Program with
Harlem Hospital Center
Kings County Hospital Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
This CRNA program takes 27 months to complete. A BSN is required plus two years of critical care experience. A GPA of 3.3 is preferred, and the GRE is not required.
*Source: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291151.htm#(2) date visited 25 March 2022