CRNA Programs in Ohio

If you are a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) may be for you. Most programs require at least one year’s experience in critical care, and each program has other specific requirements.

CRNA Certification in Ohio

The candidate must have a current RN license in Ohio and must graduate from a CRNA program. They must then pass the certification examination administered by the Council of Nurse Anesthetists to be granted a certificate as a CRNA.

Ohio CRNA Registry

Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 400

Columbus, OH 43215


CRNA Jobs and Salary in Ohio

CRNAs are employed at hospitals throughout the state.

Akron General Medical Center, Akron

Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati

Case Medical Center, Cleveland

Grant Medical Center, Columbus

Average salaries range from $145,000 to $170,000 annually. Starting salaries range from $110,000 to $130,000.

Programs in Ohio

There are seven CRNA programs in Ohio. Programs take about 28 months to complete.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Frances Payne Bolton

School of Nursing

Case Western Reserve University

School of Nurse Anesthesia

9500 Euclid Avenue, E-31

Cleveland, OH 44195


Requirements include a BSN, RN license, GPA of 3.0 or higher, and satisfactory scores on GRE or MAT.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Program of Nurse Anesthesia

Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106


Requirements include RN or BSN, licensure in Ohio, one to two years of experience in critical care, and satisfactory scores on the GRE or MAT.

Lourdes College

MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program

6832 Convent Boulevard

Sylvania, OH 43560


This CRNA program begins in August. Prerequisites are a Bachelor’s Degree, RN licensure in Ohio, two years critical care experience, 3.0 GPA, and 1000 score on the GRE.

Otterbein University &

Grant Medical Center

Nurse Anesthesia Program

1 South Grove Street

Westerville, OH 43081


Requires for admission to the program are a BSN, a current license as an RN, at least one year’s experience in critical care, and a GPA of 3.0. There is no GRE requirement.

University of Akron Ohio

College of Nursing

Graduate Anesthesia Program

209 Carroll Street

Akron, OH 44325


Requirements are a current Ohio license, one year critical care experience, GPA of 3.0, and GRE score of 800.


University of Cincinnati

College of Nursing

Master’s Program-Nurse Anesthesia


Procter Hall, 3110 Vine Street

P.O. Box 210038

Cincinnati, OH 45221


A BSN is required as well as an RN license and one year of critical care experience. A GPA of 4.0 and GRE score of 1000 are also required.

St. Elizabeth Health Center

School for Nurse Anesthetists, Inc.

& Youngstown State University

1044 Belmont Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44504


Requirements are a BSN, RN license, one year experience in critical care, GPA of 3.0, and GRE scores.

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